Weekend Dive Report

Weekend Dive Report
Pick Up Stix Viz 40'-50' Temp 72 Current Mild
This new artificial reef structure forms a half moon semi-circle around the Western Edge of the Three Barges.
The sight was loaded with Grunts, Gag Grouper, huge bait balls, and Spanish Mackerel.

3 Coal Barges Viz 40'-50' Temp 72 Current Mild
The three barges were loaded with tropicals as always.
We enjoyed seeing puffers, Toadfish, butterflies, huge Glass and Fire Anemones.
Divers enjoyed navagating the barges using reels and lines to go from barge to barge.
How about the hardcore Ausie freediver that paddled his kayak over 4 miles out to freedive the site.

Navy Tug: Viz 60' Temp 70 Current None
The 90' Navy Tug was teaming with marine life. Huge great barracuda, amber jacks, snapper, blennies, and Bryan showed some of the divers a rare shovel nosed lobster.

151 Push Tug: Viz 30' Temp 70 Current Very Mild
The little tug wasn't at her best that day.  The site normally sports better viz than others and resident sharks always make the dive exciting.  Divers enjoyed the big Leopard Spotted Toads and Angelfish.  How about those door matt Gulf Flounders Whoohoo!

The USS Wallace: Viz 30' Temp 72 Current Mild
With the much needed rain moving in and overcast clouds viz wasn't its best today.
The Wallace was our best choice to get any viz over 5'.

Southwind Barge:
See above.


Weekend Dive Report

G'day Divers,
It was another awesome weekend of diving.

Thursday the Crew of the Down Under was joined by Course Director Sam Rutherford and his team from Skin N Scuba.
We set off for an afternoon dive and made our way to the rubble site 9 miles south/southwest of perdido pass.
The waves and current were up and so was the viz.  Divers enjoyed 40' of viz and mild temps.
Fish were abundant and so were the sharks.

Friday Mitch lead the Tec team on a 72 min deep run on the Oriskany.  Seas were flat and Viz was over 100'.


Saturday the crew made way to Notch Barge and Navy Tug. Viz was 80' on the huge ocean going barge and as far as the eye could see on the Tug. Everyone enjoyed getting see the big bull in its natural habitat. What a rare sight.



Dive Report

Today was a great day on the Gulf.
The Crew of the Down Under made way to Atlantis this morning.  Seas started off at 3' then died down to nothing.
We weren't very impressed with the surface viz, but we were stunned to see nearly 50' of viz past 15'.  Water Temp was nearly 80 up top and 73 on bottom.
There were snapper everywhere.  Bryan and team also found that huge conger eel again.  That thing is cool.

After an hour and twenty minute surface interval (who dives tables anyway?) I kid, I kid :)

We sought out our long lost old faithful site, Pillars and Flats.
The fallen over columns were just as cool as I remember them.  Viz was 30' and coolest temp was 72.
We saw loads of blue angels and leopard spotted toads.  It rocked.

Wreck diving Saturday and Sunday don't miss out.  NOAA says its supposed to be flat.

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