This fall in the Northeast was a bad season for blowouts and poor visibility. Several hurricanes passed by, stirring up the surf. Often, this can help the conditions by mixing the surface water with the cooler water below the thermocline. Unfortunately this fall it cleared out the plankton on the surface, then just stirred up the bottom into soup. At this point, the surface had over 50 ft of visibility, but the bottom would drop to less than 5. That’s on the days we could make it out.
On the plus side, this gave me the opportunity to drag some students up to Dutch and finish up classes. Once most of the drills are done, I dragged the camera along to grab a few shots. After this fall, I needed the practice or I’d forget how to work the housing. Also, I’m playing with a new lenses/port combination that takes some getting use to. For what it’s worth, here are some of the photos that came out well.