August 3, 2009
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.
July 12, 2008
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.