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July 31, 2011

July 31, 2011 by Michael

Calm seas and blue water. A group from Austin and Mexico City ventured to the Clipper today. Turtles, Dolphins, Angel fish along with some current made for an exciting on the water. We will diving the Texas Clipper for the next  7 days straight.


July 27, 2011

July 27, 2011 by Michael

Divers and snorkelers sailed again to Little Sara with 100 foot visibility. Water temp was 83 degrees on the surface and then dropped to 76 degrees at 36 feet. The upwelling was at 70 feet. The rig remains packed with large schools of all types of fish and two bull sharks were sighted at 50 feet.



July 24, 2011

July 24, 2011 by Michael

Divers sailed to Little Sara today with 100 foot visibility and 77 degrees water. The upwelling began at 70 feet today. Very large schools of lookdowns circling the rig. The rig was absolutely packed with all the mangrove and snapper, ling, and the usual reef fish.


July 23, 2011

July 23, 2011 by Michael

Divers from Austin and Oklahoma went to the Texas Clipper today with over 100 foot of visibility and warm water. The ship could be seen from the deck of the Diver I. On the way out some of the divers got a look at a very large Mola Mola. Dive 3 was on Seana’s rig. Still no whale sharks sightings as of yet.


July 20, 2011

July 20, 2011 by Michael

BLUE WATER IS BACK! Divers today went 9 miles off shore to Little Sara. Blue water with about 80 foot of visibility and 79 degree water made for a wonderful morning of diving. The rig was packed with the usual suspects underwater!


July 17, 2011

July 17, 2011 by Michael

Dive to the Little Sara was unfortunately canceled due to poor conditions seen the previous 2 days of diving.

Update:  These conditions were due to a loop current that was present in the Gulf but seems to have subsided after the weekend.  We hope conditions will continue to improve as we wait for the Whale Sharks to start arriving!!

July 15 & 16, 2011

July 16, 2011 by Michael

Dives to the Texas Clipper, Seana’s Rig and Little Sara all faced similar conditions seen by the Boy Scout on the 13th.  While the current laid down a bit, the visibility was poor.  On the Clipper, one could only expect about 5 feet while vis on Little Sara seemed to be getting slightly better by the last dive.

July 13, 2011

July 13, 2011 by Michael

We took a group of boy scouts out with us to the Little Sara to complete their open water certification course, however conditions were less than prime.  With a lot of surface chop and currents among the worst ever seen at Little Sara.  After putting only 5 of the 16 boy scouts in the water we unfortunately had to end the trip early and head back to shore.  They were able to complete their certification at the Jetties and American Diving would like to Congratulate every one of the new divers!!


July 10, 2011

July 10, 2011 by Michael

Visibility remained high today, with distances reaching toward 80-90 feet.  Water conditions were very similar to the previous day, clear blue waters, warm temperatures (again about 80 degrees), with the thermocline holding steady around 110 feet with a slight drop in water temp.  Lots of marine life to be seen, and growth on the Clipper seems to be increasing at a healthy rate!  Divers enjoyed their time on the water and under it.

July 9, 2011

July 9, 2011 by Michael

Proved to be a great dive for everyone today!  We had divers on a two tank dive, one tank to the Texas Clipper and a second tank to Seana’s Rig.  At both sites visibility was at 80 feet with a warm water temperature of 81 degrees.  Divers hit their first (and only) thermocline at 110 feet where the temperature dropped to about 76 degrees.  Marine life included large schools of rays, snapper, ling, and a pod of dolphins were seen on the deck of the Clipper rounding up a bait ball!


July 7, 2011

July 7, 2011 by Michael

Divers from San Antonio and California went to Little Sara today under ideal conditions. Visibility was 80 feet and water temperature was 79 degrees. Queen Angels, Red Snapper, coco damsels, blennies and barracuda were abundant.


July 3, 2011

July 3, 2011 by Michael

Divers from all over Texas and a few from Minnesota with Sea Sports out of Houston Texas and Toms Dive and Swim from Austin went to the Texas Clipper. Seas were a calm 1 to 3 feet with 80 plus foot visibility. The water temperature was a balmy 81 degrees to 80 feet. The there was a slight thermocline at 90 feet. Divers reported never having seen so much life on the Clipper before. There were about a dozen rays, grater amberjacks hunting, dolphins were also hunting the  baitballs, sharks were seen around the out side of the wreck like sentinels on guard duty. All in all it was quite a day at sea!Congratulations to Lee Poland for becoming a certified diver today!


July 2, 2011

July 2, 2011 by Michael

Today’s divers went to Seana’s Rig. Seas were 3 to 5 feet and calming as the afternoon came. Visibility was around 80 feet with 81 degree water. Divers saw coco damsels, white tip sharks, barracuda, queen angels, look downs and the list could go on forever.

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