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Situated 70 to 115 miles off the coasts of Texas and Louisiana, the Flower Garden Banks sanctuary includes underwater communities that rise from the depths of the Gulf of Mexico atop underwater mountains called salt domes.

The Flower Garden Banks were discovered by snapper and grouper fishermen in the early 1900s. They named the banks after the brightly colored sponges, plants, and other marine life they could see on the colorful reefs below their boats.

Continued interest in the biological diversity and breathtaking beauty of the reefs at East and West Flower Garden Banks led to their designation as a sanctuary under the National Marine Sanctuary Act (NMSA) in 1992. The algal-sponge communities of Stetson Bank were added to the sanctuary in 1996.

USTS Texas Clipper, 473 foot ship, served as a merchant marine training vessel with the Texas Maritime Academy at Texas A&M University at Galveston for 30 years beginning in 1965. Her name is reflective of clipper ships of old, both designed with a characteristic rounded stern.

The Texas Clipper lived several lives, beginning with its christening as the USS Queens on September 12, 1944, a WWII transport and attack ship.

After the war, she was modified and became the SS Excambion where she carried cargo and passengers between New York City and Mediterranean ports from 1948-1959.

In 2006, Texas Clipper was transferred to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Artificial Reef Program to be turned into an artificial reef.

About Us

From its inception in 1985 as a single store operation, Sea Sports Scuba has grown within the dive industry and the Houston-area dive community to its current position as the largest continually running scuba retailer chain in Houston! With four locations, we are a full-service operation: training, retail, and travel.

Our instructors are some of the best in the industry with over 150 total years of combined teaching experience. We provide training and certification for new divers and divers wishing to add specialties or advance to Dive Master, Assistant Instructor, Instructor, and beyond!

Sea Sports Travel

Established in 1989, Sea Sports Travel specializes in private and group scuba excursions in the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico and in other exotic locales around the world. With our headquarters located in Cypress, Texas, you can plan your international underwater adventure from here in the United States, with a group of travel planners, instructors, and guides you can really trust.

Established in 1996, Sea Sports Swim is a year round indoor swim school dedicated in providing quality swim instruction in a clean, fun, and safe environment. With two convenient Houston area locations, Sea Sports Swim offers a wide range of swim lessons and classes to suit any age child of any swim ability level. We take our students from any apprehensive, fearful, regressive or inexperienced stage and transform them into confident, enthusiastic water lovers with excellent skills and a clear understanding of what water safety is.

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281-970-0941

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travel@seasportstravel.com

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12001 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77433