Sunday, May 31st, 2015 ~
w00t! There shall be diving, today!
We had an Oren sneak into our house, late Saturday night, so we figured that we would take him for a scooter run, in the River. There have been occasional Oren sightings, over the last year, and this time, we took him for a nice swim. :P
Our plan was to go to a little underwater island, that we had found last year. It is entirely possible that it may have been found before, but it was pretty new to us. Last year, Steve had seen a giant sturgeon there, on more than one occasion.
As we dropped into the channel, we came upon remnants of a wreck, that we had also found recently. The current was absolutely ripping here, so it was hard to get any good shots. I did get a few, but they were a little blurry… thanks to the blustery current!
Another current blurry shot…
Other bits, laying near the wreckage…
We stayed at the wreck for a few minutes, then back towards the middle of the channel. As we got to about 94′, we saw a baby sturgeon. This was so nice to see! I had never seen a little one, and that means that there is something good going on, in the water. He was just over 1′ long, and didn’t seem too afraid of us. I did have my camera, but it was clipped off, behind my leg, and I just wasn’t quick enough.
We arrived at the island, and since we have seen sturgeon here, every single time, we decided to call it, “Sturgeon Island.” It may have another name, if it’s been found before, but to us… Sturgeon Island. We drifted along, and enjoyed looking at the different levels of rock, and the different formations, which were really amazing. :)
As we made our way back up, we passed through the Gaskin, and then into the shallows, for a little bit of deco.
Steve and Oren, as we swam up to our 20′ spot…
Me, with a nice green slime, in front of my face!
All three’s a charm!
Steve’s new-found snorkel…
Bottom Time: 1 hour, 25 mins.
Max. Depth: 109′
Water Temp.: 55F
Vis.: 20′ to 50′
Steve and Oren dumped their tanks, while I guarded the gear, in the water, so the choppy waves wouldn’t whisk it away. Then, it was my turn… so… I just had to take a picture…
We had yet another grand day of Diving Goodness, in the St. Lawrence River!