11/3/2006(Fri) No.1 - Edward's Spring[Florida]

Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : Billy Fowler
D.Service :
Weather : Part. Sunny
Temp. : 65 Fahrenheit
Ave.w.temp : 68 Fahrenheit
Min.w.temp : 68 Fahrenheit
Diving Suit : Dry Suit
Inner Wear : Polartec
Weight : 0 Lbs
Tank Material : Steel
Equipment : Cave Gear
S.I.Time : 00:00:00
Time In : 16:32:47
Time Out : 17:44:38
Dive Time : 01:11:55
Ave.Depth : 64 ft
Max.Depth : 119 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : ft
Safety Stop.Time : min
Tank Capacity : 270 Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 2600 PSI
Pres. Out. : 1800 PSI
Air Consum. : .88 CuFt/Min
Visibility H. : 30 ft
Visibility V. : 30 ft
Access1 : Shore
Access2 : Spring
Rating : ****
Dive Number : 212
Total Time : 182:11

We came back this time prepared for a deep dive with 21/38 (Billy's custom mix). A site Billy found on the Internet said that it would be a 40ft dive. As we were getting ready a truck full of divers stopped by to take a look at the hole. Billy thinks one of them was Mike Poucher. As we were hooking our tanks up in the water a young couple stopped by and was asking us about our diving. We finished gearing up and dropped down the big crack, hitting the sand at 108ft. Went down the dark silty passage. Saw tons of big albino crayfish! Made it past the first "T" and almost to the second "T" when it started getting pretty low and silty. Billy noticed that he was getting close to thirds so we decided to turn. We came out with quite a bit of deco. The stops started at 50ft (as you can see by my profile). This was quite difficult as there was quite a bit of flow coming up the crack we were trying to stop in. It felt like there was too much air in my wing, yet, when I tried to dump it, I only got a couple of small bubbles. I wedged myself between the walls of the crack and waited my stop out, moved up to the next stop and repeated until I got to my 20ft stop. That's where Billy passed me and told me to bring the reel out when I finished. :-) At 10ft, I was able to move out of the flow and finish off my deco. Billy waited in the water for me then we exited. Pretty cool dive!