Diving Reports from 2014

The season commenced for us on the weekend of 12/13 April. Despite a very good neap tide immediately preceding the weekend, vis is appalling. Though we had flat seas and bright sunshine on HW slack, visibility on the Borgny was less than a metre, and on the Clarinda the next day, about a metre. It was dark below 10 metres.  Fine silt and sediment, probably the remnants of the prolonged winter storms, is affecting the entire water column. None of this was helped by a series of 9 metre swells recorded off the Needles, which must have disturbed long buried sediment. Though we don’t normally have brilliant vis in April, what we’ve got is worse than normal. I anticipate this will settle and clear in the coming weeks and should be back to normal when the black water arrives here in early May.

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