11/26/2005(Sat) No.1 - Ginnie Springs[Florida]

Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : Billy Fowler, Joe Tegg
D.Service :
Weather : Sunny
Temp. : 70 Fahrenheit
Ave.w.temp : 70 Fahrenheit
Min.w.temp : 70 Fahrenheit
Diving Suit : Dry Suit
Inner Wear : Polartec
Weight : 0 Lbs
Tank Material : Steel
Equipment : Cave Gear
S.I.Time : 00:00:00
Time In : 10:21:27
Time Out : 11:45:14
Dive Time : 01:22:20
Ave.Depth : 51 ft
Max.Depth : 97 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : 18 ft
Safety Stop.Time : 5 min
Tank Capacity : 216 Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 3470 PSI
Pres. Out. : 2110 PSI
Air Consum. : 6.63 Lbs/Min
Visibility H. : 100 ft
Visibility V. : 100 ft
Access1 : Shore
Access2 : Spring
Rating : ***
Dive Number : 144
Total Time : 108:40

First time at Ginnie. Very nice. Vis was great. Followed Joe into Devil's Ear (one of the cave entrances). Made a jump, I ran the spool. The current was pretty strong. We got back in a ways and Billy signaled to turn the dive. I looked at him to confirm that we were turning and he signaled that he was at thirds. On the way out we saw another (new?) diver fumbling with his main reel. He made a big mess of it. I got tangled in his line on the way out since he ran it straight through the middle of the passage. It's better to try to keep your line along the wall or bottom so as NOT to entangle other divers :-)

We headed from there over to Devil's Eye (the other cave entrance). Joe motioned to us to hold back and watch him as he ran a reel in. Billy and I stayed out and watched Joe disappear into the cave. He came out a few minutes later, leaving the reel behind for the next dive. That ended that dive. We got out and went to get the tanks topped off for the next.


Devil's Eye Devil's Eear
Devil's Eye Devil's Eear