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First dive of the season

August 04, 2006 @ 18:42 By: gordon Category: Diving

I know we’re about halfway through the diving season here this year, but I just got out for my first dive of the season this afternoon. I headed down to Cardinal, Ontario with my dive buddy and we dove on the wreck of the Conestoga. Our bottom time was about 50 minutes. The water was a balmy 76F and the viz wasn’t bad at all. I was quite surprised in the lack of significant zebra mussels on the wreck. My dive buddy and I were wondering whether the zebra mussel population is being reduced by being eaten by the gobies and/or the zebra mussels having been a little too efficient in their filtering of the water meaning they’re basically dying off for lack of food.

When I have a moment, I’ll see if I can post a picture of the dive profile from my dive computer.

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