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Current 40 Fathom conditions

Discussion in 'Tech Trip Reports' started by Colliam7, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Colliam7

    Colliam7 Tech Instructor Staff Member

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Kents Store, VA
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    Has anyone been deep at 40 Fathom in the last 7-10 days? I am hearing the viz remains poor (5-10') down to the van at 165'. But, when I was there in the Fall, even though the viz at the van was only so-so, it was quite good at the whirlybird (possibly because of the overhang well above it). In any event, if you have been to the bucket, or even to the 200' range recently, what was the viz like along the way?
     
  2. Colliam7

    Colliam7 Tech Instructor Staff Member

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Kents Store, VA
    6,334
    3,456
    113
    Didn't get any replies before our trip, so I wil answer my own post as info for others. Vis was generally 10-15 ft., although the tannins in the water create a very dark environment. Some particulate matter is present, but is generally not a problem. It is just so dark, that anything below about 20 feet becomes a night dive.

    For those who haven't been there recently, LOTS of changes - more docks covering the surface, some changes in the location of underwater items (satellite dish, motorcycle).
     

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