Diving with Giant Manta Rays and Red Snapper Season Opens again.
What an amazing weekend of diving!
On Saturday the divers from Scuba Unlimited in Ohio teamed up with Down Under Dive Shop for an Oriskany double dip.
Divers punched through the “soup” which opened up to glorious viz at the top of the tower. They were surprised to be greeted by two majestic Giant White Mantas. The Manta Rays loved interacting with the divers so much that they hung around on all four dives over both days! Who saw that yellow blur go zooming by? That was PADI DPV Pilot, Pete riding the TUSA Rental SAV-7 Scooter.
Monday it was off to the Navy Tug and Atlantis Bridge Columns.
Once again divers were pleased to find the wreck in 85-degree water and 60’ to 70’ of viz. The marine life was abundant. What was that about the curious shark?
Red Snapper Season to Reopen.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted to pass an emergency rule to establish a fall red snapper season in gulf waters that will allow anglers to fish each weekend (12:01 a.m. Friday to 12:01 a.m. Monday) from October 1 to November 22.
The director of NOAA Fisheries’ Southeast Regional Office, Roy Crabtree, said the approval of the fall snapper season should come by September 15. Crabtree also advised that the daily bag limit of two red snapper with a minimum total length of 16 inches will remain in effect for the fall season.
CPR/First Aid/AED Wed. Sep 15 5:00 pm or Sep 25 8:00 am
Nitrox Diver Fri. Sep 17 or 24 5:30 pm
Advanced Open Water Diver Sat/Sun Sep 18-19 10:00 am
Rescue Diver: Sat/Sun Sep. 25 26 10:00 am
Divemaster October 2-23 Weekends
Instructor November 19-27 9:00 am
Open Water Diver Sep 20
Posted by The Author of the Blog at 2:19 PM