1st Charter of the 2011 for Windy City Diving

Hey, Hey, WCD has finally completed its first charter of the year.  Saturday the 7th started out sunny then the clouds rolled in and we caught a few light showers but the charter was a big hit.  We had a group in from Ft. Wayne and a local diver.  The new dock assignment EC 18 and the two new hand carts I bought at DEMA worked out great.  The divers loaded up quickly and we were on our way to the Mack for two dives.  Winds were NE about 10kts and seas were at 1 ft. 60 minutes after pulling out of the slip we were circling the Mack looking for a mooring.  After a couple of passes and no line we dropped a marker buoy just aft of the bow and put divemaster Mike in with a mooring line and a short time later I was tying the R/V in.  Though the sky was dark the viz looked good.  After getting our divers ready, what do I see but the remnants of the stern mooring line just behind the boat.  Water temp was a balmy 39F and viz was over 50 feet, my guess was closer to 80!  Our divers punched out 2 30-minute dives!   On the way back we munched on pineapple and pretzels and talked about past and future dives.

If you want the best viz and you can handle the cold, the time to dive is now!