08/23/2003(Sat) No.2 - USS Copenhagen[Pompano Beach]

Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : John Wheeler
Buddy : Tammy Middleton
Buddy : Marisa Paolercio
D.Service :
Weather : Sunny
Temp. : 100 Fahrenheit
Ave.w.temp : 85 Fahrenheit
Min.w.temp : 85 Fahrenheit
Diving Suit : 3mm Shorty
Inner Wear : Bathing Suit
Weight : 14 Lbs
Tank Material : Aluminum
Equipment : Camera
S.I.Time : 00:36:00
Time In : 11:39:24
Time Out : 12:28:00
Dive Time : 00:48:40
Ave.Depth : 19 ft
Max.Depth : 28 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : ft
Safety Stop.Time : min
Tank Capacity : 80 Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 3000 PSI
Pres. Out. : 1900 PSI
Air Consum. : 17.42 PSI
Visibility H. : 40 ft
Visibility V. : 40 ft
Access1 : Boat
Access2 : Ocean
Rating : ***
Dive Number : 86
Total Time : 63:55

This dive was interesting. Since the current here usually runs north here, they dropped us on the south tip of the USS Copenhagen. We got in on the south side of the boat and started kicking north to see the plaque and soon realized that it was quite a kick! Turns out the current was running south today and it was a very strong current. We decided to forget the wreck and float along with the current. We tried stopping and goofing off from time to time but the current was much to strong to hang out in any one place for more than a short period of time.

Marisa brought some blueberry muffins on this dive to feed the fish. The problem was, as soon as you'd pull out some crumbs, the current would quickly take them away. We got to watch some fish eat though. Marisa pointed out an imprint in the sand where there had recently lay a sting ray. Don't know if anyone saw the actual ray. The imprint was pretty big. We took more pictures this time. I passed the camera around so we go pictures of everyone.

John saw a fuzzy caterpillar looking thing. I got a picture of it. We saw a trumpet fish and chased around a puffer fish. Once we got used to the current, this turned out to be a pretty good dive.


Cool Arch Angel Fish John's Wormy Thing
Cool Arch Angel Fish John's Caterpillar Thing