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Dive Condition Reports

Discussion in 'Texas' started by Zinc, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. paulw

    paulw Solo Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: Austin, Texas
    655
    165
    Wednesday 12-14-11 3:00pm
    Lake Travis, Mansfield Dam (boat ramp)
    Divers – paulw
    Air Temp - 73
    Water Temp @ Surface – 60
    Water Temp @ 50 - 59
    Max Depth - 50'
    Vis to 50' - 3 to 4'
    Dive Time - 45 min

    I walked down the boat ramp followed by four geese honking at me all the way down, they are getting kinda talkative. The vis was about the same from 0 to 50', three feet mostly and the temp is well just cold! I didn't see many fish, a couple small bass and two cats. I found a small black rash guard and if you go straight out from the ramp at 15' you will find it on a tree stump, I thought it would make a good marker. Nice dive, cold but nice.
     
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  2. austinspace

    austinspace Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Austin, TX
    167
    7
    Fri Dec 23, 2011 10am-2pm
    Lake Travis - from the Giant Stride with Lake Travis Scuba
    1st dive: Shaker Plant
    2nd dive: Oasis Wall
    Air Temp: 47F
    Water Temp: 57-59F
    Max Depth: 55'
    Vis: 3', with ambient light down to 30'

    Pre-Christmas fun dives on a chilly day. First dive we followed the lines and pipes at Shaker Plant and the ridgeline of Sometimes Island on the way back. Second dive was a one-way swim along Oasis wall ... 3 of us trying to stay out of each others way, while staying in visual contact.
     
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  3. Cyprian

    Cyprian Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: DFW - Texas
    688
    222
    Lake Murray - Marietta's Landing
    Dec 30, 2011

    Air Temp: 48-62 throughout the day
    Surface Temp: 50
    Temp @ 35': 47-48

    Vis: 8-10' until an unintelligent boater stirred things up in the no wake zone (see my post about Lake Murray 12/30 for more on that). Never lost ambient light.
     
  4. grantwiscour

    grantwiscour Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Kona Coast, Big Island of Hawaii
    683
    258
    Comal River
    Put in at stairs near restrooms on Hinman Island Drive.

    12/30/11 1:30 pm
    Water Temp 73 Degrees
    Viz 8-10
    Saw Several Rio Grande Cichlids & the endandered Fountain Darter

    12/31/11 6:00 pm (Night Dive)
    Water Temp 71 Degrees
    Viz 6-8
    Saw several giant Plecostomus
    View video at: Comal River Night Dive New Years Eve 2011 - YouTube
    (Lost Black & Red Atomic Mask, ugh)
    Dive #100
     
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  5. carlislere

    carlislere NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives:
    Location: Austin, Texas
    1,002
    39
    Lake Travis, Mansfield Park boat ramp, 1/20/2012
    Air temp: mid 60s on arrival, mid 70s at departure
    Drysuit and steel cylinder were used
    Water temp: 56 degrees from surface to 55 feet
    Max Depth: 55 feet
    Visibility: 1 foot at 50 feet, 2 feet above 50 feet.
    Rocky entry at the bottom of the boat ramp. Entered the water to the right of the ramp. The wall is at about 13-15 feet depth. Dove to the left away from the dam. Saw the occasional bass and sunfish. Lots of cans and bottles. Several boat parts were found including what looked like an aluminum frame of a chair. Visibility was 2 feet down to 45 feet. By 50 feet vis was one foot. Water temp was 56 degrees throughout the water column.
     
  6. rakpix

    rakpix Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Houston, TX
    664
    32
    dis-like :(
     
  7. grantwiscour

    grantwiscour Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Kona Coast, Big Island of Hawaii
    683
    258
    Valhalla Missile Silo - SW of Abilene, TX
    1/28-29/2012
    Outside Air Temp: 37 Degrees
    Air Temp Inside Silo: Mid 60's
    Water Temp: 54 Degrees
    Max Depth: 109'
    Visibility: A far as your light will shine - @ 15' - 30'

    PADI Altitude Specialty through International Scuba, Carrollton, Texas

    Lots of folks in the water with no business doing this dive.
    Many of the "newer" divers couldn't control bouyancy.
    I was suprised at the sub-par level of safety exhibited by many.
    One lady (@ 110 lbs.) in her AOW training had been using 30 lbs. of weight...I'm not sure how she got passed her instructor with this much weight.

    It was a been there, done that, got the shirt kind of dive. I did end up with some fun video: Valhalla Missile Silo Scuba - Jan 28-29, 2012 - YouTube

    We're ready for some warmer water but where to go next...maybe back down to the Comal until things warm up a bit.

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  8. James R

    James R PADI Pro

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Austin, TX USA
    2,721
    1,134
    Feb 11, 2012 - Lake Travis - Starnes Island & Oasis Wall

    The air was pretty cold, but we had a great morning of diving off the Giant Stride! I found some pretty decent viz of 6-10 or maybe a little more around 55-65' at both sites. That was a great surprise, and I found myself wishing I had more time to enjoy it. Viz dropped back to poor below 70 and stayed that way to just under 90' or so, which is where I decided that it wasn't going to get better and went back up to 55-60. Temp was 54 at depth, slightly warmer at the surface.
     
  9. tripntx

    tripntx Solo Diver

    241
    39
    Mammath Lake, Clute TX
    Air mid 60's
    Water temp 61F at 34'
    Vis 15'

    Did a 41 minute dive and took a few pictures since visibility has been increasing the past several weeks.
     
  10. Cyprian

    Cyprian Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: DFW - Texas
    688
    222
    CSSP - Terrell, TX
    Feb 25, 2011

    Air Temp: 45-66 throughout the day
    Surface Temp: 56
    Temp @ 50': 54

    Vis: 15'+ in areas other than the training platforms. There were 4-5 dive shops training.
     
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