07/22/2006(Sat) No.2 - Paradise Springs[Florida]

Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : Michael Saitta
D.Service :
Weather : Sunny
Temp. : 92 Fahrenheit
Ave.w.temp : 74 Fahrenheit
Min.w.temp : 74 Fahrenheit
Diving Suit : Dry Suit
Inner Wear : Polartec
Weight : 0 Lbs
Tank Material : Steel
Equipment : Cave Gear
S.I.Time : 00:15:00
Time In : 10:30:44
Time Out : 11:16:14
Dive Time : 00:45:30
Ave.Depth : 34 ft
Max.Depth : 94 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : 20 ft
Safety Stop.Time : 5 min
Tank Capacity : 216 Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 3000 PSI
Pres. Out. : 2500 PSI
Air Consum. : Lbs/Min
Visibility H. : 60 ft
Visibility V. : 60 ft
Access1 : Shore
Access2 : Spring
Rating : ***
Dive Number : 189
Total Time : 158:58

This dive was for Kim. We were trying to make her more comfortable in the water. I think it worked! We went down to the platform and relaxed for a few until she was comfortable going on. We moved from there to the big rock just below, then around to the other side of the cavern to a big rock there. We cruised around the cavern for a bit. Before I knew it, we were down at the bottom at almost 100ft! I showed Mike and Kim the fossilized sand dollars and the mastadon bone as we worked our way back up.

Mike was almost out of air so he started working his way to the surface. Kim and I stayed on the platform and worked on her buoyancy and mask clearing skills. She did real well! When we got out, she said that she was much more comfortable and had a real good time. Looks like we're going to have to do this again next weekend! :-)