On day two of the Sea Sports Scuba trip conditions improved drastically, with visibility at 60+ feet the divers were able to really see how impressive the Clipper is. It was a very pleasant day off shore with calm seas and temperature at depth remains at 76 degrees. Over the weekend we were able to remove two more lion fish, and no additional reported sightings but as we all know they are still down there.
Sea Sports Scuba from Houston and others from around Texas made the trip out to the Clipper today. Seas were calm and the weather was great. Thanks to a bit of current out of the north and shrimp boats dragging the bottom up current the visibility on the Clipper was only about 20 feet but the divers had a wonderful time; the temperature at depth was 76 degrees. On dive 2 Greg proposed to his Girlfriend Barbara – Congratulations guys we wish you much happiness!
Duggan Diving out of San Antonio had another group on the Clipper today, several of their people had been on the July 25th trip and enjoyed it so much they had to come back. They were joined by Scubatactics a group out of Laredo. The seas were a bit rough with some surface current which made it a bit more challenging but once below the surface we had 60 foot visibility and a nice 76 degrees at depth.
Divers from SA Scuba Shack enjoyed a calm day on the Clipper, there was still a slight surface current but much less than yesterday. Below the surface divers were treated to excellent late summer conditions – 70+ foot visibility and 76 degrees at depth. Another Lion fish was sent to its watery grave.
Divers from the Dallas area made the trip to dive the Clipper today, the seas were calm but we had a very strong current from the surface to 50 feet but all the divers handled it well. Once on the Clipper the conditions were excellent, very little current with visibility at least 70 feet and the temperature at depth a comfortable 76 degrees. A group of Technical divers from the Dallas area made a training dive on the Clipper today.
To the delight of all the divers from Sugar Land Dive Center; the seas improved today making for a smoother ride out to the Clipper for their second day of diving. Visibility was a bit better all the way down to 95′ where it was still a bit thick but it sure looks like it is headed in the right direction.
Sugar Land Dive Center made 2 dives on The Texas Clipper today, the seas were a little rough but conditions below the surface continue to improve. Visibility today was 50′ above the 85′ mark and the temperature is inching its way above the low 70’s we have been experiencing to 74 degrees.
The seas don’t get much calmer than today, the divers enjoyed swimming pool like conditions during our trip to the Texas Clipper. The temperature at depth was 72 degrees and the visibility above 85 feet was 40+ feet and a nice blue; the shrimp boats are continuing to stir up the bottom in the area making things below 90 feet a bit thick. Arnold scored his first Lion Fish kill today and Ryan shot this large African Pompano – and it sure was tasty – Thanks Ryan