Thursday, November 5, 2009

Deep, Dark and Delightful...

It was great to get a note from James Young earlier this week inviting participation in what might be a final dive of the season on the Munson. It was even better to discover that it was an evening that I could actually get out on the water. So, to cut a long story short, Dianne, Marc-Etienne, Todd and I joined a small group heading for the site last night. Unsurprisingly, it was a night dive, and the near full moon was delivering little light through a high, overcast sky. That just made the descent on the Munson's large line more inviting. At depth, the visibility was pretty good, likely in the order of 35-40 feet. The temperature, although slightly colder than in recent days, didn't plummet at depth. Most divers reported 50℉ (10℃). One little treat for the early visitors was to see some short, slim, silver-coloured fish hugging the bottom. Positive identification wasn't achieved, but candidates include Walleye Fry, Emerald Shiners or maybe Rainbow Smelt. None of these particularly common. It may have been a little cool on the homeward run, but the mood of the divers was very positive. Many thanks to James and Nancy for making this dive possible.

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