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August 3, 2009

August 3, 2009 by Michael

More whale sharks!! This time a group of divers from Broken Arrow, OK, Houston and Fort Worth were surprised to find a whale shark out at the Iron Reef, Little Sara.  Dive 1 had already yielded a close dolphin encounter for some in the group and then on Dive 2 a whale shark came in to steal the show.  Visibility was around 40 to 60 feet and the water felt warmer than the last couple of days and was around 77 at depth.

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August 2, 2009

August 2, 2009 by Michael

No need to dive the Clipper today.  Not when there are whale sharks all over the Iron Reef, Seana’s Rig!  One diver reported seeing 5 at one time, while other divers in another area reported seeing 3 to 4.  The best estimate we have is that there anywhere from 10 to 20 Whale sharks seen on the dive.  Every time a diver turned around there was another whale shark in the water with them.  Truly a spectacular sight to see.  Visibility was around 40 to 60 feet and water temp was 84 at the surface and 76 at depth.

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July 19, 2009

July 19, 2009 by Michael

WHALESHARK!! The final day of diving for the SUDS group proved to be the best of the weekend as the group was treated to not one, but two whale sharks on the Iron Reef, Seana’s Rig.  Diver’s got up close and personal with the giant ocean marauders as they swam laps around the rig structure feeding.  A group of divers from Brownsville Fire Department performing their checkout dives were also in the water for the once in a lifetime experience.  As the Diver 1 was pulling away from the rig after dive 2 the boat was surrounded by a pod of dolphin that is estimated to have included 200 – 300 members.  Truly an amazing experience for all those onboard.

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July 12, 2008

July 12, 2008 by Michael

WOW !! Texas Clipper!! Whale Shark!!   Calm seas and blue clear water on the Texas Clipper today.  Some upwelling but visibility was still at 100 feet.  Once in the water, you could clearly see the wreck.  Today was a group from Tom’s Dive and Swim in Austin and several divers from various locations as far as Colorado and Massachusetts, all getting some great exploration on the wreck and enjoying the vast marine life.  While lunch was served, the Diver 1 moved over to Seana’s Rig.   Tim went in to tie in and surfaced saying something about Whale Shark!  We got the divers in quick so all could enjoy the 25 foot Whale Shark circling the oil rig.  Same one spotted there two weeks ago.  Also present were several Ling.   Good day of diving the Devil’s Elbow area off South Padre Island.

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