What a Great Day – Divers from Duggan Diving and others form across Texas made 2 dives on The Texas Cilpper today, the seas were calm and Visibility was 80+ feet. The temperature at depth has increased to a comfortable 75 degrees. The resident family of Sting Rays sailed around the divers as if they were posing for photos but the Lion Fish must be figuring out they need to hide when the divers arrive as they were difficult to spot and would squeeze into spaces that made them difficult to Kill but I was able to dispatch another one – only too many to count left, I am sure.
The divers from Aggieland and Sea Sports hit the Clipper again today with much calmer seas and increased visibility to everyone’s delight. The visibility was 40′ and the temperature at depth remained at 74 degrees, the resident Sting Rays were sighted along with large schools of Spade Fish. The coral growth on the Clipper is really coming along as you can see from some of the photos The first 3 photos below were submitted by Dr. Mary Wicksten.
Divers from Sea Sports Scuba and Aggieland Scuba spent the weekend exploring The Texas Clipper, the seas were rough today making it a bit more challenging on the surface; but once underwater there was only a slight current and the temperature at depth was 74 degrees. Due to the start of the shrimp season visibility was reduced to about 20′ but everyone enjoyed the dive. The Lion Fish are getting larger but seem to be hiding themselves better, the latest victim was found towards the stern at about 100′. We had Dr. Mary Wicksten, a Professor from the Texas A&M Biology Department on board this weekend and we are happy to report that after further inspection of our Lion Fish his donor card indicated his remains be donated to science. He was frozen and packaged for transport and Mary has delivered him to the TAMU Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections Center.
Divers from Sugar Land Dive Center and others from around Texas made 2 dives on The Clipper today, what a beautiful day off shore. The seas were calm and the weather was great; below the surface conditions were very good visibility was 50 feet and the water at depth was 76 degrees. Divers reported a few Lion Fish sightings but unfortunately no kills today.