8/5/2006(Sat) No.2 - Shark Reef[Florida]

Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : Desiree Clay, Rocky Raby
D.Service :
Weather : Sunny
Temp. : 90 Fahrenheit
Ave.w.temp : 84 Fahrenheit
Min.w.temp : 84 Fahrenheit
Diving Suit : 3mm Shorty
Inner Wear : Bathing Suit
Weight : 9 Lbs
Tank Material : Aluminum
Equipment :
S.I.Time : 01:25:00
Time In : 10:34:17
Time Out : 11:08:03
Dive Time : 00:33:50
Ave.Depth : 61 ft
Max.Depth : 77 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : 15 ft
Safety Stop.Time : 3 min
Tank Capacity : 80 Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 3000 PSI
Pres. Out. : 1500 PSI
Air Consum. : 15.91 Lbs/Min
Visibility H. : 40 ft
Visibility V. : 40 ft
Access1 : Shore
Access2 : Spring
Rating : ****
Dive Number : 195
Total Time : 164:21

This dive was cool! Rocky and I used more weight and Desiree used less (4 lbs!). We were all properly weighted and seemed to do a lot better with buoyancy and trim. Desiree was having fun, curling up into a ball, floating upside down, etc. There was more current on this dive than the last. As we were floating along, we saw a 6-7 ft coral reef shark, then another. Then I saw a nurse shark hanging out just off the reef. Before long, we realized that we had lost the rest of the group. I grabbed a rock then grabbed Desiree and held on. I motioned to Rocky to grab onto something and hang out. Told him that we'd wait for three minutes then let go if we didn't see anything. We hung out and watched a couple more reef sharks swim past us with curiosity. Three minutes came and went and nothing. I looked at Rocky to tell him it was time to let go. Just then, he pointed to some bubbles headed our way. We waited for the divers and one lone diver went floating by. We were just getting ready to coninue on again when we saw more bubbles. We hung out a little longer and saw that it was the rest of the group. As they came by, we let go and started drifting with them again. Rocky pointed out that he was down to 772psi in his tank. I still had 1800 and thought maybe his gauges were off. I checked Desiree's pressure and saw that she was the same as Rocky. I guess they were working a little too hard in that current! :-P We floated along until they both hit 500psi and I motioned to the divemaster that we were headed up. She waved goodbye. Since we were properly weighted this dive, we were able to do our 15ft safety stop. Then we popped to the surface where we met another lone diver from the group. He said that he didn't think the boat had seen him and asked if we had "one of those long thingys". I asked Rocky for his safety sausage and deployed it. We hung out a few more minutes and were picked up by the boat. Another short dive, but very nice!