Archive for September 30th, 2008

Scuba Diving Comes to Expo, 2

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Sport Fish Restoration program

Scuba diving is coming to Texas Parks and Wildlife Expo—October 4th and 5th—when the Be a Diver Program brings its 17-thousand gallon pool to the festival…and you’re invited to get wet.

Make sure you bring your swimsuit. There will be changing rooms. There will be towels available. If it’s cold, there will be a heater in there.

Paul Hammerschmidt, with coastal fisheries, says children under 12 must have a parent in the pool with them; children under 17 must have a parent nearby. And those over 17? No parent required.

Come prepared for an exciting experience. There’s nothing quite like being underwater, being able to breath, and being in close proximity to the animals that are underwater.

Of course, there won’t be animals in the pool, but if you decide to learn to scuba after trying it at Expo, you can see as many as you want under the sea.

We’ve got a lot of great master divers and instructors here in the state, and a lot of them will be here at Expo. And there’ll be some venues over there where you can talk to them about taking classes.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Expo is October 4th and 5th. Make plans to attend and to learn skills to help you get the most from future outdoor adventures. We have more information about Expo at

That’s our show… with support from the Sport Fish Restoration Program… providing funding for the operations and management of Sea Center Texas.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.