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Polar Bear Dive 2024

  • 01/01/2024
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • 6506 Bob Wentz Park Rd, Austin, TX 78732


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Annual Polar Bear Dive

Who among you has the gumption to take on Lake Travis in January? Who among you doesn't know what "gumption" means and if you had it you might need an inoculation? Gumption means that you have courage, spunk, and guts. Gumption is not regularly required for scuba diving. Unless, you only dive the warm waters of the Caribbean and anything under 80 degrees sends a shiver down your spine. In that case, you might want to bring a spine re-enforcer (an awesome dive buddy) and the proper dive gear for water that is a bit cooler than those Caribbean hot spots.

On New Year's Day, at 11:00 AM, we'll meet at Windy Point Park (the private side on the dirt road) to prepare for our first dive of the new year. At its current low 60s temperature, this dive is accessible to wet suits and dry suits alike. Though, it might cool off a bit more in the next few days. We'll have warm fluid to warm up your insides (hot chocolate, apple cider, etc.). As well as warm water to pour down your wet suits (you'll love this).

There is no dive club fee for this event (though there is an entry fee to Windy Point Park). We suggest you bring plenty of towels, robes, slippers, sweats and such to get yourself nice and warm quickly after the dives.

This promises to be a lot of fun and we're looking forward to seeing you there!

Club Fees:
( none)
Dive Club Members

( none)
Other Known Fees:
Windy Point Park Entry Fee

This event requires a release form ( TomsRelease_Common.pdf)

Print out, initial, and sign the form and bring it with you to the event. We will pick them up before the activity begins.

Not a dive club member yet? Sign up HERE.

Google Maps driving directions from Tom's Dive and Swim.

Tom's Dive and Swim | 5909 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78757
512-451-4607 |
Store Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30 - 6:30 & Saturday 9:30 - 5:00

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