09/29/2007(Sat) No.2 - Ginnie Springs[Florida]





[Log]
Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : Solo
D.Service :
Weather : Sunny
Temp. : 80 Fahrenheit
Ave.w.temp : 70 Fahrenheit
Min.w.temp : 70 Fahrenheit
Diving Suit : Dry Suit
Inner Wear : Polartec
Weight : 0 Lbs
Tank Material : Steel
Equipment : Cave Gear
S.I.Time : 01:00:00
Time In : 11:38:15
Time Out : 12:38:07
Dive Time : 00:59:50
Ave.Depth : 60 ft
Max.Depth : 94 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : 20 ft
Safety Stop.Time : 5 min
Tank Capacity : 170 Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 3000 PSI
Pres. Out. : 1500 PSI
Air Consum. : 8.9 Lbs/Min
Visibility H. : 60 ft
Visibility V. : 60 ft
Access1 : Shore
Access2 : Spring
Rating : ****
Dive Number : 273
Total Time : 227:04


[Memo]
Took them over to the Eye and Ear. As they were checking out the Ear, I shot past them and went into the cave. I just followed the main line up since it had been a while since I have been cave diving (and I was solo). I took my time and took some pictures. Got up about 850-900ft, noticed that it had been 30min, so I turned around so as to not keep the others waiting too long. On the way back I stopped to take a picture. After the flash, it went completely dark. I realized that the light I was using had gone out. I fumbled for one of my backup lights, found it and turned it on. Took my time on the way back, stopping for a few more pictures. When I got back to the "Gallery", I decided to shoot out the Eye exit. I didn't run a line so I went real slow and kept good track of where I was going and where I had been. As I got in, it became vary familiar, very quick and I went right out. I didn't have any deco, but stopped and hung out at the bottom of the Eye for several minutes just to be safe. Made it out in just about an hour. Very nice dive! I was way more comfortable than I expected to be after several months without cave diving. It felt great!!



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