Trip of the month
The Flower gardens
Where is the Flower Gardens and how did it get its name? The flower gardens is 110 miles SE of Galveston Island and has an average depth of around 80 feet. It received its name after fishermen used the area for a fishing ground and looked at the bottom and remarked how much it looked like a flower garden with all the many beautiful corals.
Divers began making this long trek out to the gardens in the late 1970, It takes around 7 hours to get their. My fist trip was on the Ms Rachael (a 50' Crew Boat). We left the docks in Freeport at midnight on Friday, made it to the gardens at 7:00 am and returned back to the docks at 11 or 12 on Saturday night.
Visibility is around 80- 150 feet with temps in the high 80's during the summer and the 50's in the winter. There is a lot to see and you will get in around 8 dives over a weekend which is from Friday night to Sunday around 6:00 pm.