5/6/2006(Sat) No.2 - Peacock III[Florida]

Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : Billy Fowler, Jay Titen, Joe Tegg
D.Service :
Weather : Sunny
Temp. : 85 Fahrenheit
Ave.w.temp : 69 Fahrenheit
Min.w.temp : 69 Fahrenheit
Diving Suit : Dry Suit
Inner Wear : Polartec
Weight : 0 Lbs
Tank Material : Steel
Equipment : Cave Gear
S.I.Time : 04:31:00
Time In : 16:09:16
Time Out : 17:28:57
Dive Time : 01:19:45
Ave.Depth : 44 ft
Max.Depth : 65 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : ft
Safety Stop.Time : min
Tank Capacity : 302 Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 3700 PSI
Pres. Out. : 2400 PSI
Air Consum. : 1.01 Lbs/Min
Visibility H. : 20 ft
Visibility V. : 20 ft
Access1 : Shore
Access2 : Spring
Rating : ***
Dive Number : 183
Total Time : 153:50

This was our first time at PIII (with the exception of Joe). Silty, nasty tunnel but great cave passage. A lot of character. Reminded me a lot of Dry caves. We kicked back to the entrance of "Hendly's Castle". Since we didn't have trimix we couldn't drop down in so we turned and headed back. Kind of eerie being big and silty with low viz. Since it's a siphon, we had to kick harder on the way out.

When we got out we played around stealing each others gear. Joe turned off my air. I switched regs and turned it back on. It was fun (and good practice). Joe's friend Joe was still snorkeling in the cold spring water when we came out. He's had problems clearing his ears when snorkeling so I handed him my reg and we dropped down a few feet to he could try again, being able to breathe. It worked a lot better that way and he really enjoyed it. We may have another diver soon!

I loaned Joe my camera so he would have something to do while we were in the cave. You can see his pictures here.