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January 24, 2018

Social – Travel Night

Start 2018 off with a Resolution you will be happy to keep – Diving! Tonya will present amazing dive destinations lined up for 2018 and beyond. We will share information about each destination (best known for, type of diving, what to expect, what to do other than diving, etc.). This will be a great way to hear about destination options to help you decide what is best for you! Even if you are not sure about a dive trip this year, this is a great way to learn about the options available to you.

See you there!

January 27, 2018

Event – Demo Day with Huish

Happy New Year! The Dive Team activity for January is the opportunity to try all the latest and greatest dive gear!  What better way to spend an already chilly January than in the pool—indoor and heated pool, of course!  Saturday, January 27th we’ll be hosting Huish Demo Days!  Lonnie Haynes will give presentations on gear from some of your favorites names – Bare, Atomic, Zeagle, Stahlsac, Suunto, Oceanic & Hollis. The product presentations will begin at approximately 10:30 – 12:30. You can jump in the pool to try out the products between 1-5pm.

*Please remember to bring your swim suit, towel & of course your scuba gear!*

As this event is indoors and we are all divers at heart, this event will be held rain or shine.

 See you there!

February 7, 2018

Social – Underwater Photography & Videography

Make the most of your dive trip with videos and photography!

Mathis Weatherall will be presenting an intro to underwater imaging (photo and video) and will include general shooting tips, subjects, lighting, equipment, and more. If you currently enjoy underwater photography, or if you are thinking about getting involved, this will be a fun presentation for you.

It is time to start preparing to win the end of year photo contest, come and learn tips from our resident professional and then use those tips to capture great shots!!

We will also be giving away some fun and cool prizes! Come out and join in on the fun! This event is at Gigglin’ Marlin Dive and Swim. BYOB if you like. Please RSVP so we can plan for you.

February 11, 2018

Event – Paintball Massacre

Come join us for our annual paint ball outing. If you’ve never done this before, that’s okay…we get new people every year! Everything you need can be rented.

We’ll meet up at Paintball Zone (2811 Dixie Farm Rd., Houston, TX 77089) at 1:00pm

We will get something to eat after everyone has been properly massacred. You can play for as long or short as you like. You will be responsible for paying your own fees (admittance and rental equipment) as well as any food or drinks. Come on out, have fun, meet new friends, and support this fun activity! Note – long sleeves and pants are highly recommended for this event!

March 7, 2018

Social – The Meadows Center (Spring Lake) Presentation

Please join us for a special guest presentation about Spring Lake, San Marcos.  The presentation will cover this amazing, historic place where 200 springs bubble up to form one the world’s largest aquifer driven spring systems in the world.  Human history here stretches back 12,000 years making this possibly the longest continuously inhabited settlement in North America.  Crystal clear water along with lots of plant and fish life (including 8 threatened and endangered species) makes Spring Lake a vibrant place we should be proud of.  And, there’s a program that allows divers like us to get involved … Spring Lake Diver Authorization Course! Come hear all about it … and then later on this year we have a weekend planned to do this program. We will be meeting at Gigglin’ Marlin at 4502 Almeda Rd., Houston, TX 77004 at 6:30pm for this event. Hope to see you there!

March 31, 2018

Event – The Meadows Center Diver Authorization Program & Volunteer Diving

Join the Marlin Dive Team for diving in the crystal clear water of Spring Lake in San Marcos.

DIVE AUTHORIZATION COURSE:  You will need to complete the Diver Authorization Course in order to dive, if you haven’t completed it in the past year or done your volunteer time.  The course will be held on Saturday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.  There is a classroom & open water session.  The course is $230 and can be paid directly to Gigglin’ Marlin.  There are only 15 spaces available and the course is reserved on a first come first serve basis with payment.

VOLUNTEER DIVING:  You can join the group to volunteer if you have previously taken the Diver Authorization Course.  Times have been reserved on Saturday and Sunday.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Taylor Heard at The Meadows Center.

April 8, 2018

Event – Galveston Beach Cleanup & Elissa Tour

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April 11, 2018

Social – NOAA: Flower Gardens Presentation

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May 9, 2018

Social – Spearfishing

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May 19-20, 2018

Social – Scuba-Olympics & Blue Lagoon Campout

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June 6, 2018

Social – Cozumel Kick-off Party

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June 10-17, 2018

Event – MDT Annual Cozumel Trip

Trip Leaders: Bill & Tonya Merritt

Join the Marlin Dive Team on their annual Cozumel Getaway!  Dive the the beautiful blue water with all of your dive buddies, or come along to make new ones.  This trip is suited for all diving levels and non-divers too.  We can complete lots of specialties this week along with, Advanced Open Water and even Open Water Dives, if needed!

This package includes accommodations of 8 days/7 nights at Fiesta Americana Hotel, 6 days of 2 tank boat dives, Nitrox & 1 night boat dive, meal plan (7 restaurants, dessert & ice cream bar, room service), airport transfers, club t- shirt, tax & service charge and airport transfers.

Not included: airfare and tips.


Diver – $1882 pp based on Double occupancy – Deluxe Room

Diver – $2253 pp based on Single occupancy – Deluxe Room

Non Diver – $1037 pp based on Double occupancy – Deluxe Room


Diver – $2358 pp based on Double occupancy – Master Suite Room

Non Diver – $1513 pp based on Double occupancy – Master Suite Room

 Please write the type of room and single/double/triple occupancy on the Trip Notes Tab on the Reservation Form.

July 11, 2018

Social – Wreck & Tech Diving

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July 21, 2018

Event – Hyperbaric Chamber Visit

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August 15, 2018

Social – Freediving

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August 18, 2018

Event – Tubing the Guadalupe River

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September 12, 2018


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September 22, 2018

Event – Lake Longhorn Diving Day

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October 10, 2018


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October 27-28, 2018

Event – Underwater Pumpkin Carving & Campout

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November 7, 2018

Event – Go Cart Racing

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December 6, 2018

Event – Holiday Party & Photo Contest

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Former Photo Contest Entries!

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