Diving Rebels Scuba Club
Saturday, March 24th
Dive Outing & Memorial Placement for Susan Maree Banda
Blue Lagoon – Huntsville, Texas

Our Diving Rebel March outing will be in honor of our late member Susan Banda, who passed away on September 24, 2011.  Susan was an active member of the club whose first dive outing with the Diving Rebels was at Blue Lagoon in October of 2010.  Ironically her last dive with the club before her passing was at Blue Lagoon in August of 2011, where she and dive partner Sandra Playle won the Navigation Competition.

The club has created a memorial tank with a plaque that will be placed underwater for everyone to see who will dive Blue Lagoon.  Notes to Susan will be collected at both the February and March meeting to be sealed into the tank permanently. We will have blank sheets that you can use or you are encouraged to bring your own to the meeting to be placed in the tank. If you are not sure you will make either meeting you are welcome to email your note for Susan to Kelly Barentine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and it will be printed it off, sealed it up and placed it in the memorial tank.

The Blue Lagoon is hidden away in the piney woods north of Huntsville, Texas off I-45. For over twenty years the lagoon has served the divers of Texas with aqua blue bodies of water, training platforms, sunken boats and miscellaneous items. There is primitive camping and an onsite air station and concessions which include hot sandwiches, sodas, water, various sport drinks and an assortment of candy bars and chips.

The entrance fee for divers and non-divers is $16.00 per day. Non Divers must be accompanied by a C-card holder. There is no charge for children under 10 and non-diving parents accompanying minors during diving lessons. 

The Blue Lagoon opens at 8am on Saturday, March 24th. Come any time after that and spend the day or the weekend, campout under the stars in the piney woods (club has 2 sites reserved), or grab a hotel room (listed below) in nearby Huntsville. The dive to place the Memorial Tank will be approximately 2:30pm.

• If you wish to camp, your entry fee allows you to camp overnight but there is a two day minimum fee so if you come in Saturday and leave Sunday the fee is $32.00.

• Air fills are $8.00, rental tanks are $12.00. If you need other gear: Regs $20.00, BCD $20.00, Wetsuits $20.00, Weights $10.00

• The Blue Lagoon does not allow pets.

• There are Port-a-Potties scattered throughout the property.

• This outing will be a meal share for Saturday lunch and Saturday dinner. If you would like to be a meal coordinator for either of those meals please contact Kelly Barentine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her cell at 817-676-4936. You are responsible for your own drinks. Outing Coordinator is Kelly Barentine.

We need to know if you’re coming! Sign Up sheets will be available at the February 1st and March 7th meeting to assure we have plenty of food for Saturday lunch & dinner.

If responding via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) please include: When you will be arriving, how many people in your group,  if you are camping, staying in Huntsville or just making a day trip, and in which meals you will be participating.

Directions:

Take I45 south from Dallas/Ft Worth toward Houston. Take Exit 123 approximately 7 miles north of Huntsville and turn left (east) at Farm to Market Rd 1696/Pinedale Rd.  Continue to follow Pinedale Rd for approximately 2.9 miles. The Blue Lagoon entrance will be on the left.