Scuba Adventurer arrived at The Scuba Park at
Lake Whitney at 4pm on Friday 13-June-2003 to find a
thunderstorm moving in. The wind was blowing strong bringing the
rain down at a 45 degree angle, there were white caps all over
the lake and the waves approaching the shore were huge. The sky
was unusually dark for late afternoon and an impressive
lightening show streaked across the sky from every direction. I
went to the Harbor Master store located next to The Scuba Park
and asked when the storm was predicted to end. Their reply was
that it was predicted to be stormy all weekend. After an hour
past the wind slowed and the rain stopped allowing us to set up
camp. The rest of the night was clear and we sat around
the campfire talking until we called it a night and went to
The next morning we awoke to a nice day with
lots of sunshine. There were no clouds in the sky, the water
looked excellent, and I was ready for some great dives.
After gearing up, I walked down the ramp to find several purch waiting
at the waters edge for divers to
arrive. Walking into the water
I became surrounded by purch that acted like puppy dogs happy
to see anyone. Underwater the visibility was 4 to 6 feet and
there were fish at every structure. I circled the cove taking
pictures and returned to shore impressed that the storm had
not diminished the visibility.
At 1pm people started arriving for the underwater treasure hunt
and a little before 2pm there were a total of 6 divers gearing
up to take part in the underwater activities. At 2:10pm all 6
divers were in the water and instructions given to return to the
surface with-in 1 hour. All 6 divers descended in the same area
creating brief confusion, but quickly dissipated as everyone
split up. The bright yellow plastic eggs that were used were extremely
easy to see, but were concealed well in the sunken boats,
submerged stumps, platforms and man made formations.
Upon surfacing, 6 of the 10 eggs were recovered and the
remaining 4 were left for divers to find and bring up to the
dive shop for free air fills in the future.
Everyone geared down and the prizes were awarded on the covered
porch at the Scuba Park. After the prizes were out, the W.I.L.D.
dive club stayed on the porch and had their meeting where
members and non-members were allowed to participate.
After the dive club meeting, Darrell and Judy Puryear took the
remaining divers out to eat at EL Campesino which turned out to
be good Mexican food. After leaving the restaurant we mostly separated
and called it an evening.
This was a fun event, and I want to thank the W.I.L.D. dive club
and The Scuba Park for the time they took planning and putting
on this event.
Lake Whitney is always a great place to visit with camping next
to the diving area, and extremely friendly people staffed at The Scuba Park.
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