First day of diving. I was happy to hear that the water was going to be at least 72 F - but then if you don't do it regularly, or have a lot of thermal protection, even that's cold.
Diving in the Gulf of Mexico off of Gulf Shores:
- Directions from Tampa: I was staying in Pensacola; but I-75 North, and then I-10 West should get you close enough.
- Conditions on the day of my visit: Cloudy. We got some rain early, if I remember correctly.
- Personal Notes: The first wreck we did was a Dive Tender, YDT-15. Lots of growth - it's been down there at least a little while.
Pete Tide I remember being fun but I can't remember any vivid details.
The Russian Freighter overshadowed most dives because we saw what has become a rare sight in Gulf waters: A manta ray. In the visibility (which dropped to 60 in some places) you couldn't see that it was a manta, until it got close.
Oh, no pictures - didn't take the camera on this trip.
Dive data for dives on this day: