Zion Train
Physical Data
and Notes

by Dave Gillings.
September 17, 2005

Dive Notes:

The aft portion of Zion Train (ZT) is all that is left of wreck and it continues to "settle" into the substrate creating about a 6-8ft deep pocket in the rock substrate. Aft rests on its starboard side and covered in algae and hydroids. This was amazing dive because of the aggregation of goliath groupers (GG) on the wreck. Team counted 13 or more GG ranging from 3 ft to 8 ft. The largest one could have been close to 1000 lbs. It made Tim Fernan seem small in comparison. Map team found Miss Jenny (MJ) with at least 3 GGs, as well as finding the Jupiter concrete reef that is poles and culverts spread north of the ZT and east of the MJ. Due to problems with GPS unit, map team was unsuccessful at getting more GPS points on these reefs.





Physical Data

Weather

Sunny.
Air temp 87F
Wind from NE at 0-5 knots

Seas

1-2 ft. 

Current

to the North at 1 knot

Visibility

30 feet vertical,
34 feet horizontal at depth.

Max depth

91 feet.

Water temp

at bottom 84F

Time of Dive

Start: 11:03 a.m.
 End: 11:30 a.m.