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September 29, 2011

September 29, 2011 by Michael

Fire Fighters from Dallas and Cobabe and company went out to the Texas Clipper today. Seas were calm but visibility was down to around 50 feet. We had 10 shrimp boats in the area dragging the bottom. Seas were calm and water temperature was a warm 85 degrees. We are expecting rough seas this Saturday.

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September 26, 2011

September 26, 2011 by Michael

Thank You to all for participating in this year’s SPI Dive Week.
The winners are:
Gary Poenisch- Atomic Regulator Set
Ron Carlisle- Atomic M1
Kathleen Black- Halcyon Infinity
Bill Mamalakis-Halcyon EOS LED Light


September 22 to 25, 2011

September 25, 2011 by Michael

And SPI Dive Week keeps rolling on with calm seas and warm blue water. It turned out to be a smashing success for the fund raiser. As an aside, divers reported a whale shark in Little Sara on Saturday. The pictures tell a thousand words.

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September 18 to 21, 2011

September 21, 2011 by Michael

Diving with the Wounded Warriors has been a privilege. Calm Seas , blue warm water. The warriors were given an escort back to SPI by Homeland Security, USCG, and the Border Patrol. They had a cocktail party with the mayor. I’ll let the photos tell the rest of the story.

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September 17, 2011

September 17, 2011 by Michael

Divers went to the Texas Clipper today with 3 foot seas and 100 foot visibility. Water Temperature was 86 degrees. More burgers and beer back at the docks.
SPI Dive Week!!!! It’s a dive party


September 16, 2011

September 16, 2011 by Michael

Divers from all over Texas went to the Texas Clipper on the opening day of DIVE WEEK. Seas were 3 to 5 feet with water temperatures at 86 degrees all the way down. Green plankton was over the ship and visibility was around 30 feet. Free beer and burgers awaited everyone when they arrived back at the dock!!


September 10, 2011

September 10, 2011 by Michael

Divers from Houston and some professors from UTB went to the Texas Clipper today with very gentle seas and warm water. Water temperature was 83 degrees to 110 feet and visibility was around 80 feet. A great day to explore the ship. We found a new type of coral growing on the Clipper that has not been seen before. We are sending photo’s to the UTB science team for identification.



New coral on Texas Clipper 9-10-11, Photo by Jan Robinson

Photo of new coral on the Clipper by Jan Robinson
Orange Cup Coral “Tubatraea coccinea”


September 4, 2011

September 4, 2011 by Michael

A group of divers from South Texas and Houston went to little Sara today in 3 to 5 foot gently rolling seas. Visibility was around 70 feet and water temperature was 78 degrees. Large schools of look downs , barracuda, and Atlantic spades were in abundance along with the usual tropical fish.


September 2, 2011

September 2, 2011 by Michael

Divers from San Antonio and Dallas went to the Texas Clipper today. The water was 83 degrees to the top of the ship. We watched the bands from the tropical storm Lee off to the west asĀ  it moved off to the north.



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