View Full Version : First Local Dive of the Year

06-05-2014, 08:56
Here is a mini report on the first Greater Omaha SCUBA Club local dive of the year at the Atlantic Quarry in Atlantic, IA last Sunday. Unfortunately the visibility was only about arms length, maybe 2 1/2 ft. Surface temp around 72, dropping to around 64 at 16 ft. Eight club members got in the water.

Sightings included a few blue gill, turtles sunning on rocks, and several largemouth bass. When we arrived at the quarry we went down to check out the conditions and my husband noticed a big largemouth bass that was "beached" on the shore but still breathing. He pushed it into deeper water and it righted itself and swam off.

Hoping the water temps and visibility improve in the next few weeks. This was dive 391 for me. Only 9 more until I hit 400! Hope to achieve that milestone this summer. It felt great to be in the water again!