07/25/2006(Tue) No.1 - Peacock I[Florida]

Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : Craig Walters
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 : 14:38:00
Time In : 10:44:28
Time Out : 11:43:18
Dive Time : 00:58:50
Ave.Depth : 42 ft
Max.Depth : 68 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : 18 ft
Safety Stop.Time : 3 min
Tank Capacity : 286 Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 3500 PSI
Pres. Out. : 3700 PSI
Air Consum. : .87 CuFt/Min
Visibility H. : 60 ft
Visibility V. : 60 ft
Access1 : Shore
Access2 : Spring
Rating : ****
Dive Number : 191
Total Time : 161:00

This was my first dive with Craig. Met him on the Cave Diver Forum. We looked at the Peacock system map and decided to head up the Peanut tunnel. If we felt comfortable when we hit the Crossover tunnel and still had plenty of air, we would continue across to the Olsen line and head back out that way. We got to the jump, I pointed it out to Craig and asked if he was ok. He checked his guages and motioned that he was ok so I directed him down the Crossover line. We got to the other side and made out jump to the Olsen line. Craig started to head up toward Olsen Sink. I flagged him down and signaled that the way he was headed was toward the sink and the other direction would take us to our exit. We changed directions and started toward the Peacock entrance, passing arrow after arrow pointing in the opposite direction. After about 400 feet of arrows telling us we were going deeper into the cave, Craig stopped and asked me if I was sure we were exiting. I answered in the affirmative and we continued. About another 100 feet and we hit the middle marker. I pointed it out to Craig and he saw that we were half way between the two exits and were now headed out. We did our three minute safety stop watching a cavern diver doing line drills with a friend. Very nice dive. We followed our plan, hit our goal and made a nice little circuit.