2012 Dive Season
September 14 to 23 SPI DIVE
Supporting our Wounded Warriors
The rest of the Dive Week Captains Log will be in photos.
Today was the beginning of SPI DIVE WEEK. Seas were sloppy and the current was running out of the north on the Texas Clipper, however the divers and Sgt. Stephen Jackal had a great time on one of our other wrecks
Divers from Houston, Austin and San Antonio went out on a Tons of Steel dive to the Texas Clipper. Blue Water and calm sea prevailed. The prefect day.
August 7 and 8
While working for Texas Parks and Wildlife, American Diving was able to explore a the Port Mansfield Reef and part of that reef is a 80 foot tug with lots of coral, fish , and gorgonians. It is 26 miles from here but certainly worth the trip.
Divers went to the Wreck of the Deep Six today in very calm seas. Thermocline was in the upper 70's. Visibility was around
20 feet but the wreck was teaming with fish and coral.
Today was another blue water day on the Texas Clipper. We released two Hawksbill turtles on top of the Texas Clipper. There was no current but the thermocline was in the mid 70's. Divers were treated to a very large pod of dolphins as we were leaving the dive.
Jennifer Idol's Underwater Designer group went back out to the Texas Clipper today. Sea's were less than 2 feet. Thermocline was a little colder today. More blue water.
Lindsay was able to get out of the dive center today and go diving. Yea Lindsay!
Divers from Austin, Jennifer Idol's Underwater Designer, went to the Texas Clipper with 2 foot seas and clear blue water. Divers made three dives today with the thrermocline varying from 100 feet up to 70 feet. Water temperature in the thermocline was around 76 degrees.
Sugar Land Dive Center went out to the Texas Clipper under calm seas and blue water. Sugar Land Dive Center made three dives on the Texas Clipper. Water temp was 79 degrees and visibility was around 80 feet and no current.
July 15th, 2012
Diver from Colorado and Texas went to the Texas Clipper under calm waters and blue seas. Visibility was 70 feet with water temp at 79 degrees at 90 feet. Seas were 2 - 4 foot.
July 10, 2012
Divers from Texas and Utah went out to the Texas Clipper with calm seas and blue water. Today we also got to watch a heavy lift as Cal Dive took out Little Sara. Water temp was 83 degrees at the surface with a slight thermocline at 70 feet. There were no currents. Yellow cup coral is now growing all over the ship
July 8, 2012
Once again divers from Dive World went to the Texas Clipper. On the way out they got to watch a heavy lift operation. Cal Dive is taking out Seana's rig. Diving was great, vis at around 80 feet and water temp was 82 degrees.
July 7, 2012
Divers from Dive World in San Antonio went to the Texas Clipper under VERY calm seas and warm blue water. Great day at sea.
July 6, 2012
Divers from all over went to the Texas Clipper under 2 to 4 foot seas with around 80 foot visibility and 82 degree water to the thermocline at 100 feet.
July 5, 2012
Boy Scouts from Temple Texas went to Seana' rig under heavy current and 2 to 4 foot seas. Water temp was 82 degrees and visibility was feet.
June 30, 2012
Divers from around Texas went out to the Texas Clipper today. The water has cleared since TS Debbie. Vis was around 70 feet water is about 79 with a thermocline at 110 feet. Seas were 3 - 5 feet with 4 second intervals
June 27 and 28
Scouts from Austin and Kansas finished their off shore dives in calm blue water on Little Sara. Congrats to all!!
June 23 and 24,
The Chum Club from Houston Texas went diving in high currents thanks again to TS Debbie. They were all real troopers.
June 22, 2012
BSA troop from Fort Worth Texas finished their check out dives in heavy current on Little Sara. TS Debbie had just hit the Gulf of Mexico
June 13, 2012
Divers and students went to Little Sara to day with 3 to 5 foot seas. Congratulations to Dimas, Eric, and Brandon form the Border Patrol for becoming NAUI Scuba Divers today.
There was not any currents, water temperature was 82 at the surface to 40 feet. 50 foot visibility. Whale sharks are being spotted on East Bank be the fisherman!
June 10, 2012
Divers from San Marcos Texas went to Little Sara today in choppy 3 foot seas. The thermocline started at 60 feet and was in the neighborhood of 72 degrees. Visibility was around 60 feet above the thermocline. One large stone fish was seen and photographed. See below!
June 9, 2012
Today was magic on the Clipper. 80 foot visibility all the way to the sand. Spear fisherman and divers alike had a very successful day exploring the ship. Seas were less than two feet and water temperature was in the upper 70's.
June 2, 2012
Divers went out to the Texas Clipper today. The Gulfstream is in close and we have BLUE WATER!! However with the blue water the thermoclines were in the low 70's. Divers shot red snapper and caught Amberjack during there surface interval.
The Aj's had to be thrown back as they are out of season.
A FUN day at sea!!
May 21, 2012
Penetration divers explored the interior of the Texas Clipper today looking at all of the new yellow cup coral growing in the dark. The interior is also filling with ivory bush coral and giant tube worms. Visibility was around 50 feet and the thermocline began around 100 feet.
May 20, 2012
Penetration divers and sport divers went to the Clipper today under calm seas and clear water. There was a thermocline today at 90 feet. We found a lot of yellow cup coral on the inside of the ship feeding.
May 19, 2012
The Texas Clipper was great today. Seas were less than two feet. Water temperature was 79 degrees to the bottom. The visibility was around 70 feet. Divers enjoyed rays, huge Queen Angels, as well as all the usual suspects.
May 12, 2012
Divers went to Little Sara under very calm seas. Water temperature was 79 degrees and visibility was around 30 feet. The divers and students were able to see dolphins running with the boat and under water on the drift line
We will be out on the Texas Clipper this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
March 24, 2012
Science divers from the University of Texas Brownsville went to the Texas Clipper and tagged fish while also attaching a beacon on the bow and stern of the Clipper to track the fish. Water temperature was 71 degrees and visibility was 40 feet. Dive season is finally here.