08/25/2001(Sat) No.4 - National Park Arch[Channel Islands, CA]

Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : Carl Wutkee
D.Service : Liberty Dive Boat
Weather : Part. Sunny
Temp. : 75 Fahrenheit
Ave.w.temp : 68 Fahrenheit
Min.w.temp : 68 Fahrenheit
Diving Suit : 5mm Full Wetsuit
Inner Wear : Bathing Suit
Weight : 24 Lbs
Tank Material : Aluminum
Equipment :
S.I.Time : 00:00:00
Time In : 15:20:00
Time Out : 15:51:00
Dive Time : 00:31:00
Ave.Depth : 40 ft
Max.Depth : 59 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : 20 ft
Safety Stop.Time : 5 min
Tank Capacity : 80 Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 3000 PSI
Pres. Out. : 1500 PSI
Air Consum. : 21.77 PSI
Visibility H. : 40 ft
Visibility V. : 40 ft
Access1 : Boat
Access2 : Ocean
Rating : ***
Dive Number : 62
Total Time : 48:35

We stopped at an underwater arch next to where you enter the island for camping. We were under a light house. This was our deepest dive, unusual to make it the last dive of the day, but we never really got below 35' on the previous dives. I took my night light for this one and it was a good thing. There is no light under an arch! I used mine and Carl's lights. It was cool to watch the bubbles disappear through the coral of the arch. We were tired after all the dives so this one was unimpressive. We fed two sea urchins to the local fish who were very greatful. Instead of swimming straight back to the boat, we went back the way we came, through the arch. Nothing new, just didn't want to end the dive early. Because this was reverse profile, we took a 5 minute safety stop at 20'-15' before surfacing. We stayed in the boat's spa for about a half hour after the dive. This was the only dive where divers got back more than 5 minutes after us. We were always out the gate the first 5 minutes and back last or nearly so. It's nice to not be a hoover diver.