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September 26, 2009

September 26, 2009 by Michael

We have a winner for the SPI Dive Week photo week. The winning photo was based on the sharpness of the image as well as combining the fish life with the Texas Clipper. Congratulations to Jennifer Idol from Austin Texas.

Jennifer Idol

September 25, 2009

September 25, 2009 by Michael

Divers went out to the Texas Clipper on Saturday. Rio Grande river is flooding to to 4 days of very heavy rain. Visibility was some 20 feet with water temperature at 84 degrees.

September 23, 2009

September 23, 2009 by Michael

Fall is here and today it brought lots of rain and wind meaning we had to postpone today’s dive trip.  Hopefully we will have a break in the weather by the weekend so we can continue on with the spectacular diving we have all been enjoying.  We are starting to fill up Saturday spots in October.  If anyone is looking to get a few dives in before winter now is the time to sign up!


September 22, 2009

September 22, 2009 by Michael

Man have we been spoiled.  Seas were 2 – 4 feet, but in comparison to the less than 1 ft seas we have had, they felt much larger.  Inspite of the seas, visibility is still in the 80 to 100 ft range and water temp is 84 at the surface and 81 at depth.  Currents were moderate today and divers reported seeing numerous fish including schools of snapper, spades, triggers, barracuda, damsels, wrasse, rays, octopi, arrow crabs, squirrel fish and a Texas flag.


September 21, 2009

September 21, 2009 by Michael

This has truly been a special week for diving in South Padre Island.  In the 25 years that we have been diving the waters of the Gulf of Mexico we could not recall divers ever diving more than 3 consecutive days with us.  Of course we never had the Texas Clipper in that time either.  Well now have a new record!!  3 divers who have dived 4 days in a row with us.  Congratulations to Mark, Rob and Brian! And thank you to all the divers that made the opening weekend of the 3rd annual SPI Dive Week one to remember!


September 20, 2009

September 20, 2009 by Michael

Sea Sports of Houston came back out to the Clipper for Day 3 of Dive Week.  They enjoyed diving from the Double Sunshine so much yesterday, the requested it again for today’s dive.  Since seas cooperated by laying nearly flat, we were happy to oblige.  Water again was very clear, 80 to 100 ft and divers have enjoyed getting to spend ample time exploring all that the Clipper has to offer.


September 19, 2009

September 19, 2009 by Michael

We saw record numbers of divers today on the Texas Clipper as groups from Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and Oklahoma joined us for what were near perfect conditions.  Seas were so flat, divers could have skipped stones across the surface during their intervals.  Water was BLUE and viz was 100 ft down to about 110 ft.  Conditions were ideal for photo taking!! To accommodate all of the divers we even had to take out two boats.

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September 18, 2009

September 18, 2009 by Michael

SPI Dive Week kicked off a day early with divers from Sea Sports of Houston getting an early jump on the festivities.  They were treated to calm seas and excellent visibility up to 80 ft.  Water temps were in the 80s.


September 17, 2009

September 17, 2009 by Michael

A dive out to Little Sara with divers, snorkelers and spear-fishers.  Currents were a little strong and the top layer of the water was green from recent rain runoff.  On the rig divers reported visibility around 70 ft and also stated that the water blued up below the 20 ft level.  Lots of big barracuda on the rig.


September 16, 2009

September 16, 2009 by Michael

Trip to the Texas Clipper.  Visibility was 80 ft and the water temp was 83 down to the bottom.

September 7, 2009

September 7, 2009 by Michael

Little Sara

September 6, 2009

September 6, 2009 by Michael

Texas Clipper


September 5, 2009

September 5, 2009 by Michael

Little Sara

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