May 11, 2009

West Mata Dive 1

It is 4:00 am and we have arrived at West Mata Volcano and the Jason-2 ROV is in the water. Dive one is under way. We expect to have an 8 hour dive. Everyone is quite expectant. We are less than 24 hours out of port and we are in the water. Amazing. The Jason group has worked very hard. What will we see? Pictures and updates later.

In the picture below the Jason group is busily preparing the robot for deployment.