Summer may be coming to a close but in my opinion, this is the perfect season to come for a holiday in South Padre.  The crowds are smaller, kids are back in school and as much as I love them the Winter Texans have yet to arrive.  I'm not much of a crowd person so empty beaches where I can go for a leisurely stroll are right up my alley.

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But if you are on the adventurous side, you might want to bring your scuba gear.  From September 12-24 SPI celebrates Dive Week which includes an opportunity to check out the Texas Clipper which is a sunken ship that acts as an artificial reef.  I had no idea that it was even there! Aside from being a fun wreck dive, I've read you can find the same kind of tropical fish you would see in the Caribbean.  I'm not diving certified but you may recall sealaura's Sports Director B is, (as seen here and here) and if we don't check it out this fall, maybe next!  The Texas Clipper has a neat history, it has had 3 lives.  First as a Navy Ship in WWII taking the attack troops to Iwo Jima, second as a cruise ship and lastly as a floating classroom for Texas A&M students.  For more info on the Texas Clipper click here.
Have you ever been diving?