September 29, 2011
Fire Fighters from Dallas and Cobabe and company went out to the Texas Clipper today. Seas were calm but visibility was down to around 50 feet. We had 10 shrimp boats in the area dragging the bottom. Seas were calm and water temperature was a warm 85 degrees. We are expecting rough seas this Saturday.
September 26, 2011
Thank You to all for participating in this year’s SPI Dive Week.
The winners are:
Gary Poenisch- Atomic Regulator Set
Ron Carlisle- Atomic M1
Kathleen Black- Halcyon Infinity
Bill Mamalakis-Halcyon EOS LED Light
September 16, 2011
Divers from all over Texas went to the Texas Clipper on the opening day of DIVE WEEK. Seas were 3 to 5 feet with water temperatures at 86 degrees all the way down. Green plankton was over the ship and visibility was around 30 feet. Free beer and burgers awaited everyone when they arrived back at the dock!!
September 10, 2011
Divers from Houston and some professors from UTB went to the Texas Clipper today with very gentle seas and warm water. Water temperature was 83 degrees to 110 feet and visibility was around 80 feet. A great day to explore the ship. We found a new type of coral growing on the Clipper that has not been seen before. We are sending photo’s to the UTB science team for identification.
Photo of new coral on the Clipper by Jan Robinson
Orange Cup Coral “Tubatraea coccinea”
September 4, 2011
A group of divers from South Texas and Houston went to little Sara today in 3 to 5 foot gently rolling seas. Visibility was around 70 feet and water temperature was 78 degrees. Large schools of look downs , barracuda, and Atlantic spades were in abundance along with the usual tropical fish.
September 2, 2011
Divers from San Antonio and Dallas went to the Texas Clipper today. The water was 83 degrees to the top of the ship. We watched the bands from the tropical storm Lee off to the west as it moved off to the north.