11/17/2007(Sat) No.2 - Blue Grotto[Florida]

Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : Class
D.Service :
Weather : Sunny
Temp. : 70 Fahrenheit
Ave.w.temp : 70 Fahrenheit
Min.w.temp : 69 Fahrenheit
Diving Suit : Dry Suit
Inner Wear : Polartec
Weight : 18 Lbs
Tank Material : Aluminum
Equipment :
S.I.Time : 01:15:00
Time In : 13:17:03
Time Out : 14:04:04
Dive Time : 00:46:55
Ave.Depth : 38 ft
Max.Depth : 83 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : 15 ft
Safety Stop.Time : 3 min
Tank Capacity : 80 Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 2600 PSI
Pres. Out. : 1700 PSI
Air Consum. : 10.17 Lbs/Min
Visibility H. : 60 ft
Visibility V. : 60 ft
Access1 : Shore
Access2 : Spring
Rating : ***
Dive Number : 286
Total Time : 236:27

This was the last dive. I asked if everyone wanted to go around the back (100ft). Everyone but Sean wanted to so I had Sean wait at the surface while we shot around back, then had everyone wait on the bottom while I popped up to get Sean. I gave Lennis my camera and a quick lesson on basic underwater photography and he took pictures along the way. After I came back with Sean, I showed him a couple of swim throughs and asked if he wanted to "swim through" them. He was OK with it so we did. I pointed out the line at the bottom so he would see how close we were.

I started to hear this strange burping sound and looked around. Just then I saw Lennis fly up and bounce off the ceiling. I waved at Sean and quickly swam to Lennis. His BCD inflator had stuck open. After I realized this, I disconnected the low-pressure inflator hose from his BCD. At that point I asked if he was OK and motioned toward the air bell. He and Heather were both low on air at this point so I told them it was time for them to exit. I stayed a few more minutes with Sean and we worked our way to the surface and ended the dive. All in all, it was a great dive. I think everyone leared something.