After a few canceled dives due to poor weather conditions the Diver I finally made it offshore today. Visibility on the rigs was around 20 feet, however visibility at the Texas Clipper proved to be even worse- with only about 5 feet. Despite the poor conditions of the dive, we did have a successful sea turtle release! Working with Sea Turtle Inc. 2 turtles were re-introduced to the Gulf.
Local divers and divers from San Antonio went out to Little Sara in 3 to 5 foot seas.
Visibility was around 80 feet with water temperature in the upper 70’s. The rig is still holding large bait balls and large schools of fish.
Another successful dive to the Little Sara! Seas were calm, water temperature was between 78 and 81 degrees, and visibility was around 80 feet. Divers were able to see snapper, bait balls, a number of large barracudas, schools of lookdowns, a large cobia, cocoa damsels and more! The combination of blue waters, beautiful weather and a large amount of marine life made this dive great.
Divers from Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, and Texas went to the Texas Clipper under calm seas and blue water today. Schooling lookdowns, grouper, snapper, rays, and a myriad of small tropical fish and Queen Angels abounded on the decks today. Water temp was 82 from the surface to 65 feet. You could see the Clipper from the deck of the Diver I.
Divers from West Texas and Dr. Aliotta went to Little Sara on a very calm day today. Snapper, ling, barracuda were all over the rig along with bait balls and the usual tropical fish.
Texas Clipper Dive: The seas were a solid 2 to 4 feet. Divers from Central Texas and South Texas went to the Texas Clipper today. Fresh water is running in from the Mississippi River, however visibility remained at 70 feet until the thermocline (located at about 70 feet) when it dropped to 40-50 feet. Surface temperature was at 82 degrees, temperatures then dropped to 77 degrees at 80 feet, with a final drop to 74 degrees at 100 feet.
Congratulations to Ward Moothart on his first Red Snapper catch of the season!!
This morning our divers went out in 1 to 3 foot seas, we had a surface temp of 82 degrees, then ocean temperatures dropped to 76 degrees below 50 feet. Visibility was around 50 feet today. Some of the ocean life included Coco Damsels, Queen Angels and mangrove snappers were all over the place. And we also sighted a large barracuda.