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Flower Garden Banks

Flower Garden Banks

National Marine Sanctuary

Come experience the Flower Garden Banks aboard the M/V Fling. Be prepared to have all of your expectations exceeded by our professional staff, clean and comfortable rooms and delicious meals. The two day trips are just enough to escape to blue waters for that quick getaway while still providing you with excellent dive opportunities in one of the world's most pristine coral reefs right here in Texas.

What is there to see?

Flower Garden BanksOver 200 species of fish, 250 species of invertebrates and 21 species of coral inhabit the  Flower  Gardens. Loggerhead turtles are year-round residents. In February and March,  hammerhead sharks school on the banks, with the occasional spinner shark and tiger shark. In  late summer around coral spawn time, whale sharks are frequently sighted. Other large pelagics  include manta rays, eagle rays, southern and roughtail stingrays, and occasionally spotted  dolphins.

When and where do I go?

The boat boards promptly at 7:30 pm the evening prior to the trip date, so you should arrive around 7:00 pm to unload your gear and get ready to board. The trip usually returns to the dock  between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm on the last trip day.

Address: Fling Charters Dock, 702 West Second Street, Freeport, TX 77541

Fling Charters

What will you need?

- Buoyancy Compensator Device
- Air Delivery System
- A Dive Computer
- Weights
- Surface Marker Buoy
- Log book and C-card
- Dive light and Tank Marker Light for the night dive
- Tips for Crew

No gear is included with the cost of the trip. Cylinders and dive gear must be rented separately unless you already own your own. If you do not have something, please see our Rental Page or check out our current selection of new gear.

Trip Dates

- March 7-8, 2020
- Price: $585 (Add $65.00 for Nitrox)

- August 22-23, 2020
- Price: $585 (Add $65.00 for Nitrox)

- October 17-18, 2020
- Price: $585 (Add $65.00 for Nitrox)

Cancellation Policy

If we cancel the trip due to weather or lack of people, the trip can be rolled to another date, credited to your account or refunded.
If for any reason you need to cancel, you have up untill 45 days before the trip. Any closer and your money will not be refunded unless we can sell your seat.


Skill Level: beginner
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