Another great day of diving on the Iron Reef Little Sara. Visibility was 100 feet today and the current was moderate. Five divers from Brownsville Fire Department completed their open water certification. Congratulations! The rest of the group onboard consisted of divers and advanced snorklers. They were treated to schools of lookdowns, Sgt Majors, spadefish, coco damsels, large barracuda, stone grouper, an octopus and much, much more. A favorite dive among guests and crew, little Sara did not disappoint.
A small group of divers headed out to the Clipper to take advantage of blue water and light currents. It appears that the Clipper is working as far as attracting new species to the Gulf waters off of South Padre as several yet-to-be-identified fish have been making appearances for divers. Water temp is 85 at the surface and 79 at depth.
Boy Scouts from Troop 52 in Austin Texas dove for 3 straight days on Little Sara, Seana’ rig, and then finally on the 25th they dove the Texas Clipper. Visibility was in the 100 foot range every day. Currents were from dead south bringing cobalt blue water. On Thursday’s dive, the gulf of Mexico was dead calm and 84 degree water.
Big Blue Water Diving!!!!!! You could see the Texas Clipper from the deck of the Diver I.
Science divers from UT Brownsville and divers from around Texas went to the Texas Clipper in 4 to 6 foot seas and cobalt blue water. Water temperature was 84 degrees at the surface and around 79 degrees at 134 feet. Visibility was some 80 feet from the surface to the bottom. Currents were mild. Seas are expected to drop to 1 to 3 feet for the rest of the week.
Photo’s from June 20th’s dive to the Texas Clipper by John Thompson from SUDS “Solders Undertaking Disabled Scuba” A picture is worth a 1000 words. Big Blue Water Diving!!
A group of divers from around Texas went to Seana’s rig near the Texas Clipper. Currents were once again heavy, however the blue water returned and the divers had some 70 foot of visibility.
San Antonio divers went to the Texas Clipper in 2 to 4 foot seas. After 3 attempts to tie off to the Clipper in a very heavy current we decided to go to the nearby rigs. The northern rigs still had heavy currents but as we traveled south to the southern rigs the current reduced enough to make the diving less work.
Blue water on the Texas Clipper. Ascuba Venture from Corpus Christi made two dives on the Clipper with warm 84 degree water and some two to four foot seas with very short wave periods. At 126 feet visibility was around 30 feet and at 80 feet visibility was around 100 feet. Large rays abounded and there is now a resident Goliath grouper that is making the Promonade its home. This same afternoon a whale shark was spotted on Seana rig by one of the crew boat captains.
Blue water is in on the Clipper. Dive World of San Antonio got to take advantage of the spectacular viz today on a two tank trip to the Clipper. Visibility was 80 feet and current was light out of the southwest at half a knot. Water temperature at the surface was 84 degrees. Large cow nose rays were seen on dive one along with schooling juvenile snapper, lookdowns, Atlantic Spadefish, coco damsels, butterfly fish, queen angels, squirrel fish and much, much more.
Took a dive on the Iron Reef of Little Sara. Water vis was 60 -70 feet vertical. Divers enjoyed seeing the schooling lookdowns, sgt. majors, coco damsels, barracuda, cow nose rays, snapper, grouper and jacks. Currents were light and the seas were a mere 1-3 feet.