10/7/2006(Sat) No.2 - Charles Spring[Florida]

Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : Billy Fowler
D.Service :
Weather : Sunny
Temp. : 84 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 : 01:18:00
Time In : 09:56:20
Time Out : 10:38:03
Dive Time : 00:41:45
Ave.Depth : 16 ft
Max.Depth : 22 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : ft
Safety Stop.Time : min
Tank Capacity : 180 Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 2800 PSI
Pres. Out. : 2400 PSI
Air Consum. : 1.3 CuFt/Min
Visibility H. : 15 ft
Visibility V. : 15 ft
Access1 : Shore
Access2 : Spring
Rating : ***
Dive Number : 210
Total Time : 178:41

This was a big mud puddle! At one time there was a spring flowing from this hole in the ground, but not today. As we went in through the first long restriction, Billy was silting in front of me to the point that I had zero viz. Had to OK the line to make sure I made it through. :-) It opened up to a slightly larger cave that was silty, low viz and kind of creepy. There were multiple lines running all over the place. Billy was clipping line arrows every few feet so we knew which was *our* path. We went a ways back untill it got even more silty and nasty and turned and headed back out. On the way, I followed some arrows around a corner that I thought I recognized. Billy flashed me because I didn't follow his arrow, but I didn't see him. After a few minutes, I noticed that he wasn't behind me so I stopped and waited. He didn't come so I started to head back. Just then, I saw his light coming around the corner. It turned out to be a circuit that we ended up taking different paths to get out.