New Video Blog Every Tuesday and Friday. I went out to dive the oil rigs out in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of South Padre Island, T exas with my wife. There were reports of a whale shark hanging around. We went out to find the shark, it showed up but did not want to play, leaving after less than a minute. However it was a dream day out in the ocean. Flat calm seas, a beautiful sunny sky, and an oil rig full of barracudas to film. It was a great day at sea.