Diving in the Rain, 7/25/21

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CT-Rich

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Did a Sunday dive at Old Garden Beach on July 25, 2021. Several Stripers, skates, flounder, moon snails seen. I haven't come across a moon snail attacking a quahog before and that was pretty interesting. Winds out of the SSW closed down most of the surrounding dive sites, so this was our best choice.

I know Jamestown an Newport would be significantly warmer (I usually ditch my hood and gloves by this time of year), but I haven’t seen conditions any where near this good down in RI IN July. I am regretting that my Henderson wetsuit is only a 5mm and not a 7. Even so, they extra time in the car has been worth it. I am getting spoiled. I haven’t even got hooked by a fisherman since starting with Cape Ann…
 

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I'm shocked you did a 58 degree dive for almost an hour in a 5mm wetsuit, and then did it again for another hour. Maybe I run cold, but all of my OGB dives have been in a drysuit. Brrr...
 
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I'm shocked you did a 58 degree dive for almost an hour in a 5mm wetsuit, and then did it again for another hour. Maybe I run cold, but all of my OGB dives have been in a drysuit. Brrr...
The water temp bottomed out in the fifties. But that was at depths below 30 or 40’. Early and late portion of the dive are in much milder waters…
 

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Did a Sunday dive at Old Garden Beach on July 25, 2021. Several Stripers, skates, flounder, moon snails seen. I haven't come across a moon snail attacking a quahog before and that was pretty interesting. Winds out of the SSW closed down most of the surrounding dive sites, so this was our best choice.

I know Jamestown an Newport would be significantly warmer (I usually ditch my hood and gloves by this time of year), but I haven’t seen conditions any where near this good down in RI IN July. I am regretting that my Henderson wetsuit is only a 5mm and not a 7. Even so, they extra time in the car has been worth it. I am getting spoiled. I haven’t even got hooked by a fisherman since starting with Cape Ann…

Got to love the Cape Ann you can almost always count on 10' vis min and 20' a lot, until the north winds come.
 

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