August 28, 2010
A group of divers and students made the trip out to the Iron Reef, Little Sara, and were treated to flat, calm seas, blue, warm water and large schools of fish. Visibility was 100+ feet and water temps were 85 F. Divers reported seeing tons of snapper, large cobia, look-downs, Atlantic spades, cocoa damsels, trigger fish, butterfly fish and more. Congratulations to Sandy, Juan and Melissa for completing open water and to David, Juan and Melissa for completing Ntirox!
August 22, 2010
Sea Sports of Houston dived the Texas Clipper today. Divers were treated to ideal surface and water conditions in calm blue seas with 100 ft+ of visibility. The current was moderate, but divers stayed on the guide lines leading to the wreck and were able to negotiate the moving water.
August 21, 2010
Sea Sports of Houston made the trek out to the Iron Reef, Little Sara. Seas were rough and divers fought strong currents to complete two dives. Divers reported seeing schools of mangrove snapper, large barracuda, sergeant majors, cobia, look-downs and more. Visibility was reported to be approximately 50 ft.
August 17, 2010
The Finz came out again for a dive to the Texas Clipper and were treated to flat calm seas. The current was still running strong, but divers were able to move out of it once down on the wreck. Visibility was great and was reported to be around 80+ feet. Numerous species were seen by divers including Spanish hog-fish, squirrel-fish, queen angels, barracuda, sting rays and much more.
August 16, 2010
Finz Dive Club from Dallas came down for 2 days of diving. Seas were 2 to 4 feet and currents were fairly strong near the surface at about .5 knots. Visibility averaged 60 to 80 feet on the Iron Reef, Seana’s Rig, and a group of Open Water Students held on to finish up their certification. Congratulations to Eddie, Richie, Jennifer and Lindsey.
August 15, 2010
Divers from Mammoth Lake went to the Texas Clipper today. Seas were 2 to 4 feet and the current was reduced from yesterday to about .25 knots. River water is still offshore but the visibility held to around 50 feet under the thermocline.
August 14, 2010
San Antonio and Houston divers went to the Texas Clipper today. Seas were 3 to 5 feet and the current was running SE fro the Rio Grande river. First dive held 70 foot visibility but as fresh water continued from the Rio Grande the visibility was reduced on the second dive to around 40 feet.
August 12, 2010
The Gulf of Mexico looked more like a lake than an ocean today as seas were nearly flat calm. Divers were treated to ideal conditions yet again on the Clipper today. It seems the rays that have taken up residence on the hull of the Clipper are getting used to daily visits from divers as they have started hanging around more and more.
August 11, 2010
Another great day of diving on the Texas Clipper. Viz was 80 – 100 feet, water temperature is 87F at the surface and 81F at depth. Seas were so calm divers were able to see the outline of the Clipper from the deck of the Diver 1. Stingrays, queen angels, wrasse, damsel fish, schools of Atlantic spades, snapper and look-downs, fish were everywhere.
August 10, 2010
A small group from Athens, Texas joined us on the Texas Clipper today. Conditions were still favorable, although divers did report moderate current and seas that were 2-4 feet. Viz was 80+ feet and water is still very warm down to around 85 feet. Divers saw many Atlantic Stingrays, trigger-fish, queen angels, butterfly fish, and large schools of mangrove snapper and look-downs.
August 7, 2010
A group of divers from Austin and Houston joined us for a another spectacular day of diving on the Texas Clipper. Conditions were ideal once again with 80+ feet of viz, calm seas, and tons of fish. Thanks to local diver Mark Haynes for spotting a nudibranch and providing photos for the Capt’s Log.