Mississippi - The Gulf Coast
Mississippi is one of the Gulf States, albeit with only a small piece of coastline. The state capital is Jackson, which is also, the largest city in the state. Running through the state and flowing into the Gulf of Mexico is the Mississippi River and with it’s tributory, the Missouri River, makes it the fouth longest river in the world.
The state of Mississipi has long hot summers and short winters. The climate throughout the state varies little, although during the winter the influence of the Gulf of Mexico means that the temperature in the south is warmer than the north. The temperatures in Jackson for January are 55f/35f (13c/2c) and for July are 91f/71f (33c/22c).
Diving in Mississippi is rather limited and tends to be influenced by the mighty Mississippi River. The outflow from the river makes the Gulf at it’s estuary very murky, but the good news is that the murk is only 15-20 feet deep. Once you descend below the murk, the visibility can then reach the 80-100 feet mark. What to see - there are numerous oil rigs and these provide a haven for some nice size fish. In fact, practically all the diving is around the rigs.
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