Flower Garden Banks (price is a deposit only)


2022 Updated trip schedule

Flower Garden Banks & Kraken/Stetson Banks

Price is a deposit only!! The balance due will be collected two days before the trip.

2 Day Weekend Trip:

$805 w/ Nitrox and $735 w/ Air

2 Day Weekday Trip:

$805 w/ Nitrox and $735 w/ Air

3 Day Weekday Trips:

$1000 w/ Nitrox and $905 w/ Air

3 Day Blackwater Trips:

$1175 w/Nitrox and $1080 with Air

3 Day Coastal Birding Trips:


855 OTA DIVE - 855 682 3483

Please keep in mind that the prices do not include a temporary fuel charge, the cost varies from week to week but plan on an addition 50 dollars payable on the boat.

Upon receipt of your deposit we will send you a credit card authorization form authorizing OTA Diving & Travel to charge your credit card for the remaining balance once we confirm that the trip is a go.

Any declined cards or cancellation by you, the diver, will result in a forfeiture of your deposit. 

Remember all trips leave the evening before at 7:30 PM

Other Dates available!! Please call 855 OTA-DIVE (855 682-3483) and ask for Jeanne (like "Genie" in a bottle, if you ask for "Gee Anne" we might think you are a telemarketer!) to get all the details.

Picture yourself over 100 miles from land, in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico.  Here, in the midst of the unpredictable Gulf, lie three of the most beautiful and wild places in all the world:  The Flower Garden Banks.  The sanctuary actually protects three separate areas: East Flower Garden Bank, West Flower Garden Bank, and Stetson Bank. The reef caps at East and West Flower Garden Banks are about 13 miles apart, while Stetson Bank lies about 30 miles to the northwest of West Flower Garden Bank. Manta rays, whale sharks, coral heads bigger than cars, hundreds of species of fish and invertebrates… This place teems with life!

The Flower Garden Banks were discovered by snapper and grouper fishermen in the late 1800’s. They named the banks after the brightly colored sponges, plants, and other marine life they could see on the colorful reefs below their boats.

Today the Flower Garden Banks is

Trip Includes:

2 nights 2 days aboard the MV Fling:  We board the boat at 7:30 pm the night before our trip

Up to 7 dives including a night dive (conditions & weather permitting)

3 meals plus snacks each day

Tanks (Yoke) & Air or Nitrox fills, depending on your package.

Not included:

Dive Insurance

Trip Insurance

Tips for crew/captain

Transportation to Freeport, TX

Weights (If you book one of the dates above, we will supply weights for no charge)

Rental gear including dive computer (For your safety, dive computers are mandatory when traveling with OTA Diving & Travel) 

Surface marker Buoy (Also a mandatory item)

Lights for the night dive (For your safety there is no night dives without at least 3 lights per buddy team and one tank light per diver)

DIN tanks, if you need them, we can rent those to you as needed. (If you book one of the dates above, we will supply DIN tanks, on a first come basis, for no charge)