The Texas Clipper: Dive 2

September 7, 2014

Descending on the Clipper for the second dive we could see immediately that visibility had somewhat improved. It was maybe 20-30 feet in places. You could actually tell that you were diving on a wreck. The ship was home to a fair amount of wildlife. There were a lot of these pale sea cucumbers littered across the deck.

Sea Cucumber

Sea Cucumber

There were a number of barracuda around the site and they weren't shy.

Barracuda

Barracuda

By far the most entertainment of the dive was at the end during our ascent. My buddy and I overtook another pair of divers who seemed to be caught up in something. Turned out that a remora had lost its host shark and was determined to make a host out of one of these divers. It kept trying to attach itself to the chest of one of them and even briefly succeeded.

Remora

Remora

No one had been through an experience quite like that before!

The Texas Clipper


Location: South Padre Island, Texas, USA

Statistics


Dive Number:   105
Bottom Time: 35m
Time In: 11:11 a.m.
Tank In:
Max Depth: 93.00 ft
Table Used:
Mix:   32%
Safety Stop: 3m
Time Out: 11:46 a.m.
Tank Out:
Average Depth: 64.00 ft
Start Pressure Group:
 
 
 
 
Surface Interval:   1h 23m
End Pressure Group:

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