Divers from Scubaland Adventures made 3 dives on the Texas Clipper today, visibility was 80 feet and the temperature at depth was a comfortable 81 degrees. Divers spotted 5 Lion Fish today and we were able to eliminate 4 of them, one of the deceased Lion Fish was taken right off the spear by an Octopus. Still trying to get some of the other residents of the Clipper interested in eating the Lion Fish; the Barracuda are showing more interest but still no takers.
Several divers from yesterday and others from around Texas joined us for a 2 tank dive on the Texas Clipper today, we are happy to report the thermocline has dropped, the divers enjoyed a warm 86-degrees from the surface to 115 feet and visibility was 70+ feet. Divers reported schools of large Snapper along with the common residents of the Clipper, also sighed was one of the Sting Ray that have made the Clipper home for the past few years. Another Lion Fish was located by the divers that was quickly dispatched by the crew. Again we tried to get a few of the residents to take an interest in the Lion fish, only the Barracuda seemed to be slightly interested but not enough to give it a try. We will keep working at it.
We left the dock in the darkness with divers from around Texas and Monterrey headed out to Little Adam, the 4am meeting time would prove well worth it.
The conditions were ideal on the surface, 86-degree calm cobalt blue seas and plenty of sunshine; below the surface it was even better. A huge school of Tarpon greeted the divers as they descended into the rig. Divers saw schools of Lookdowns, Chub, Spade Fish and Barracuda along with all the colorful tropicals that schooled around the coral encrusted vertical and horizontal risers. At depth the temperature was a wonderful 84-degrees.
Congratulations to the Yarte family, our newest Scuba Divers and also to Brian, Jason and Apo on their Nitrox Certifications.