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Snorkel Corpus Christi Port Aransa

Discussion in 'Texas' started by Pillow, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. Pillow

    Pillow Nassau Grouper

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    Can anyone tell us a good place to snorkel from shore. Family with small children.
    Thanks
     
  2. ryanpublic

    ryanpublic Instructor, Scuba

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    Location: Buda Tx (near Austin)
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    I don't think you'll find much good snorkeling from shore on the texas coast.
     
  3. awap

    awap Solo Diver

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    The jetties at Port A, Packery Channel, and Fish Pass are probably the best that area has to offer. Visibility is bad to marginal most of the year. Late July thru September tends to clear up and can be good (25+ feet). Lots of fishermen on weekends but you can usually find some spots during the week. I have also taken small private boats out to inshore oil rigs which were good. In general, the rest of the shore (surf) is clear sandy bottom with little to attract interesting life other than transients.
     
  4. Mack Diver

    Mack Diver Instructor, Scuba

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    I would exercise great caution when snorkeling around the gulf shore at Port A. The surf can be 1 - 3 feet and there are often some strong rip currents. The beach there is better suited to shallow swimming and boogie boarding. I would stick to the inland waters. The visibility will be limited, but you will be safe. A good spot might be the Laguna Madre off of SPID. Just be sure to stay well clear of the inter-coastal waterway that runs through it. If the kiddos want to see some live fish, take them to the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi.
     

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