Travel

James Connolly Beach

Lone Star Scuba offers dive travel year round to some of the greatest dive destinations in the world. If you are looking for a relaxing weekend of drift diving in Cozumel, wreck diving in the South Pacific, cage diving with great whites or exploring what the gulf has to offer then join us on one of our upcoming dive trips.

Upcoming Trips

Flower Gardens Fish
Fiji Nai'a Trip 2019
Coral Spawning

Flower Gardens NMS

Multiple Dates 2018

Picture yourself over 100 miles from land, in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico. At times, the seas can be very unforgiving, and the weather can turn foul in an instant. But here, in the midst of this unpredictable Gulf, lie three of the most beautiful and wild places in all the world. Manta rays, whale sharks, coral heads bigger than cars, hundreds of species of fish and invertebrates… This place teems with life!

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Fiji Nai'a Liveaboard

6-13 April 2019

Fiji is known for its stunning soft corals but divers can also expect to see a variety of sharks and rays, schools of fish and plenty of smaller creatures. Drift dives over steep walls and pinnacles should be expected. However, you also spend time throughout the trip in sheltered lagoons and coral gardens and take the opportunity to hop ashore for a traditional kava ceremony.

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Bonaire - Coral Spawning

29 September -6 October 2018

Join us in Bonaire at Buddy Dive for a week of amazing shore diving and a predicted full moon coral spawning. Bonaire is some of the easiest diving in the world with so much to see. With 86 dive sites within the marine park you can dive all day, every day and never see the same site twice. The great thing about this trip is that everything is on your schedule so you can dive when and where you want 24 hours a day.

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Type 95 Battle Tanks On the San Francisco Maru
Sailing Yacht Palau Siren
Aqua Cat Cruises Bahamas

Truk Lagoon

29 November - 6 December 2020

Truk Lagoon is considered the Super Bowl of wreck diving with over 70 ships and 400 aircraft destroyed during Operation Hailstone on February, 1944. Truk Lagoon was the forward anchorage for the Imperial Japanese Navy and this battle was Japan's Pearl Harbor.

There are plenty of wrecks within recreational depth limits (some even extend above the surface) and also deeper technical dives if one is trained and equipped to safely conduct them. Most divers who visit Truk/Chuuk are recreational and there are more dives within rec. depth limits than they could ever hope to do in months. This will be our fourth trip. In addition to the ships and artifacts are beautiful corals that cover the wrecks, tons of tropical fish and sharks and rays. There is a wealth of great diving and history here for everyone.

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Palau Siren

8 - 15 December 2020

Join us aboard the Sailing Yacht Palau Siren for some of the most beautiful and exciting South Pacific diving on the planet. We have chosen a date that not only falls when Palau is at its best (calm, warm water and less rain), but that also coincides with a New Moon Bumphead Parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) spawning event conducted by special guests, Unique Diving Expeditions.

Palau is many people's favorite spot in the world to dive and we have been twice, but we wanted to add the Unique Dive Expedition event plus the beauty and serenity of the sailing liveaboard experience to this trip.

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Bahamas - Aqua Cat Cruises

Every Saturday through Saturday

Offering you the best in liveaboard scuba diving and snorkeling in the Bahamas on the Aqua Cat. You will cruise from Nassau, Bahamas to the remote islands of the Exumas, and especially the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, the most pristine area in all the Bahamas. For over 30 years, much of the northern Exumas has been a National Underwater Park with no fishing, spearfishing or collecting allowed. Because of these laws there are miles and miles of undersea gardens.

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Past Trips

Cozumel Turtle

Cozumel

Cozumel – Cuzamil in the Mayan language – means the place of the swallows and was once one of the holiest places in the Mayan kingdom. Today it is known as some of the best reef diving in the Western Caribbean.

What makes Cozumel unique is the gentle, steady current that renders all boat dives into drift dives and also nourishes the life at the base of the food chain. The current literally puts nutrient in the mouths of coral and sponges. Consequently everything up the food chain thrives also. Coral heads are mountainous and fish populations are always good.

The people are friendly, there are great restaurants and, unlike other parts of Mexico, Cozumel is safe for travel. As in the rest of the Yucatan, the area below the surface of the island is honeycombed with underwater caves, many of which are unexplored. We have many great friends there and Cozumel will always occupy a special place in our hearts.

Fiji

Fiji

Fiji, known as the Cannibal Isles in the 18th Century, is now home to the most genuinely friendly people one could hope to meet. It also has the most beautiful and healthy coral we have seen, sharks, rays and even Pygmy Sea Horses! As the world’s populations of fish and corals have retreated under the pressures of humanity and climate change, Fiji seems to have escaped this, offering beautiful dive after beautiful dive hosted by gracious Fijians who treat one like close family. There are many ways to experience Fiji, but we think the liveaboard, Naia, is the best in all respects.

Guadalupe Great White

Cage Diving With Great Whites

Guadalupe Island, off the Baja Peninsula of Mexico is the best place in the world to see Great White Sharks, outperforming South Africa and Australia in reliability and consistency of seeing these Apex Predators and also in visibility, which can range form 125-150 feet of clear blue water! Well over 100 recognizable individuals have been documented in this protected viewing area. This is one of the coolest trips we have been on even though it is cage diving. When one is literally face-to-face with one of these magnificent animals that has not changed in 60 million years of evolution it is an unforgettable experience that one is happy to experience from behind the bars of a  well built cage. The vessel we use has four cages and two are hydraulically submersible down to 40 feet. This brings you to the animals rather than trying to chum them to surface cages with gallons of blood and stinky fish.The entire operation is first class.

Bonaire 2014

Bonaire

Bonaire is located in the southern Caribbean near Aruba and has long been voted the best shore diving in the Caribbean and many peoples favorite Caribbean destination, period. The diving has little to no current and most of the dive sites can be easily accessed from shore allowing divers to do the dives of their choice and not be limited by the dive operations guidelines.

This is one of our staff’s favorite destinations and offers diver’s of all levels an exceptional experience. A place once visited that one would go back to over and over.

Indonesia Crab

Sulawesi, Indonesia

The trip of a lifetime awaits in exotic and safe, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, home to the legendary Straits of Lembeh and Bunaken Marine Park. North Sulawesi is known for the best critter/muck diving in the world – rare and unusual creatures one would never dream of seeing!

Roatan Jim Shark

Roatan, Honduras

Roatan, the largest of the Bay Islands of Honduras, is one of the most popular destinations in the Western Caribbean and part of the MesoAmerican Barrier Reef system, second only in size to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Independent in spirit and heritage from mainland Honduras, Bay Islanders speak English because their descendants were English pirates. Roatan’s waters are clear and warm, most walls start in 30 feet and the fish and corals are abundant and healthy. Roatan is also, like Cozumel, a great value.

Chuuk Airplane Wreck Dive

Chuuk (Truk) Lagoon & Palau

Referred to as the Superbowl of wreck diving, Chuuk, in the Federated States of Micronesia was the site of an epic WWII naval battle known as Operation Hailstone/Hailstorm. Dozens of large ships, including a destroyer and a submarine rest on the hilly bottom of a lagoon protected by fringing reef. Many are well within recreational depths and others are challenging technical dives – there is a lot for everyone regardless of their skill and training level. The largest ship is 500 feet long and is so covered with beautiful coral and schools of fish that it looks like reef wall until one approaches more closely. Hundreds of aircraft were shot down in the battle, too. The photo is of a Betty bomber like Admiral Yamamoto, the architect of Pearl Harbor, was shot down and killed in. Everywhere one looks is rich with wartime history, from personal effects to personal remains to large vehicles and aircraft like bulldozers and Zero fighters in cargo holds. One could dive here many times throughout their lifetime and still not see everything. The fascinating connection that wrecks have with humanity makes this destination outstanding among world dive destinations, plus it has the fish and coral, too.  We like the MV Odyssey and have enjoyed three trips aboard her. The Republic of Palau is is the favorite of many seasoned divers. In contrast to the wrecks within Truk Lagoon, Palau is the iconic South Pacific tropical paradise. It is truly beautiful above and below the surface. Many would recognize an aerial photo of it (Google Palau Rock Islands) and Palau is also home to some of the most famous dive sites in the world like Blue Corner and German Channel.