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RECDiver
11-07-2007, 16:22
I dove at Mansfield Park dive area this afternoon. The water temp was 74-75 degrees, but the vis was only about 3 feet and I think I am being kind with that. It was overcast, but I could see little distance on the boats. I am hoping the vis was due to the frontal passage the other day. I will find out Friday when we are at Barstows.

rfreddo
11-07-2007, 16:42
Thanks for the condition report RECDiver. I'll be out at travis for AOW on Saturday and 3 ft is not encouraging. Looking forward to your report on Friday.

RECDiver
11-07-2007, 18:52
rfreddo, look at it this way, the nav dive will be a little more challanging! Have a great class.

rfreddo
11-07-2007, 21:56
Thanks! Glad I opted for the LED when buying a light this week. Sounds like I might be better off with an underwater fog light.

RECDiver
11-08-2007, 10:15
Don't forget the Dive Alert Plus. You can always use it as a foghorn.

K-Valve
11-09-2007, 08:14
I dove at Mansfield Park dive area this afternoon. The water temp was 74-75 degrees, but the vis was only about 3 feet and I think I am being kind with that. It was overcast, but I could see little distance on the boats. I am hoping the vis was due to the frontal passage the other day. I will find out Friday when we are at Barstows.

Do you think the lake could be turning over? The vis was poor surface to 160' this last weekend. Check out this thread on Scubaboard:

Lake Turn Over... - ScubaBoard (http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/texas-swamp-divers/209040-lake-turn-over.html)

TxScubaBear
11-09-2007, 10:00
Good article, thanks for posting!

rfreddo
11-09-2007, 11:15
I have no clue about this concept other than what I read in the articles. That being said, I thought I read that it occurs when the upper level water temp dips into the 50s. This would seem to indicated that something else is up at Travis.

RECDiver
11-09-2007, 15:51
We made two dives at Windy Point Park this afternoon. Visablilty was 3-4 feet at best, water temp 73 degrees down to 91 feet. You will need a dive light below 40 feet. Lots of catfish. BEWARE of the green algae growing on the stairs. Another diver there today slipped and injured an ankle, so be very careful walking into the water.