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Howdy. The purpose of this thread is to chronicle reports detailing dive conditions & experiences around Texas. If you have been scuba diving in Texas recently, you are welcome to post a report of your experience including the dive conditions: date, location, temperature, visibility, & comments. Your participation is encouraged and the sharing of this information will be useful to other divers either locally, or those traveling to a new Texas dive spot.
NOTE:This thread is for Dive Condition Reports Only. In the interest of maintaining a more concise collection of dive info for the benefit of all, posts are restricted to the original diver's reports only. Responses and posts other than reports are not allowed. Lengthy trip reports and posts requiring additional divers commentary are better suited for a thread of their own. This is not a thread to log your dives, but rather to share diving conditions and things to see, or not, as the case may be. Share your dive experience. Where did you go underwater, & what did you encounter there? Thanks for obliging and contributing!
All Dive Condition Reports should include the following information:
Water Temp: (ex. surface and depth)
Visibility: (ex. at various depths)
Comments: (Useful info for others, things to see, avoid, etc. Where did you go underwater & what did you see?)
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Last edited by Zinc; November 25th, 2008 at 02:54 AM.
Water Temp: 61
Vis: 15' clear, 20' hazy outline.
Park: Not crowded, plenty of space.
Comments: Conducted a Rescue Class so didn't spend alot of time U/W. Could see the platforms from the surface.
Location: Mansfield Park Scuba area and rb area/Lake Travis
Water Temp: surface to 111ffw 67f (lake is approx. 25ft. low)
Visibility: 8 to 15 feet, nice at depth
Comments: saw several variety of fish,, had dive area to myself
Dove Monday - I was the only one there. Lake is very low - 25'+ down. It's a pretty good hike from the stairs to the water (and worse - back afterwards).
Surface temp was ~63 deg, but bottom temp was showing as 60 deg at the coldest on my computers. Vis was cloudy at the surface to about 15-20' (wind was stirring things up at the surface). From 20-70' vis was pretty good for the lake - 15' with patches better and worse. From there on down it got progressively worse - down to 1' and then the riverbed cleared up slightly at 151' maximum depth. Second dive I stayed shallow as it wasn't worth going through the muck.
December 20, 2008
Mansfield, Lake Travis
Air Temp mid 70's, warm & overcast
Water Temp: 59f @ 105'
Visibility: avg 5 foot
Nice 59 minute dive along grotto's & down to the Jungle Gym. Visibility is becoming more uniform as temps in the water column are doing the same. Max depth 105' so not sure what's happening at the bottom. Vis at Jungle Gym also 5 feet making visual navigation doable, but barely.
A nice day for diving in Texas