11/20/2005(Sun) No.1 - Madison Blue Springs[Florida]

Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : Billy Fowler
D.Service :
Weather : Cloudy
Temp. : 60 Fahrenheit
Ave.w.temp : 68 Fahrenheit
Min.w.temp : 68 Fahrenheit
Diving Suit : Dry Suit
Inner Wear : Polartec
Weight : 0 Lbs
Tank Material : Steel
Equipment : Cave Gear
S.I.Time : 20:20:00
Time In : 11:08:51
Time Out : 12:14:30
Dive Time : 01:05:40
Ave.Depth : 48 ft
Max.Depth : 70 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : ft
Safety Stop.Time : min
Tank Capacity : 216 Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 3700 PSI
Pres. Out. : 2050 PSI
Air Consum. : 11.42 Lbs/Min
Visibility H. : 100 ft
Visibility V. : 100 ft
Access1 : Shore
Access2 : Spring
Rating : ****
Dive Number : 142
Total Time : 106:07

This was our first time at Madison. Beautiful spring. Real cool cave system! John told us about two divers that survived a collapse and two divers that died from a line break before going in. We went down the main line past Half Hitch. Came up around the corner (at about 1200 feet in) and the main line broke! Billy held onto it for dear life. John used one of our jump spools and made a temporary fix. After the excitement, John turned to Billy and told him he was out of air. Billy took a last breath ;-) and asked me to share air. We shared air all the way out of the cave. When we got out, I still had more air than Billy! We dropped back in and John showed us this big passage around the back to the other side (big enough to drive a Mack truck through.


Madison Left Loaded Tracker! Madison Right
Madison Left Loaded Tracker! Madison Right