06/14/2008(Sat) No.1 - Madison Blue Springs[Florida]

Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : Derek, David
D.Service :
Weather : Partly Coudy
Temp. : 88 Fahrenheit
Ave.w.temp : 67 Fahrenheit
Min.w.temp : 67 Fahrenheit
Diving Suit : Dry Suit
Inner Wear : Polartec
Weight : 0 Lbs
Tank Material : Steel 85's
Equipment : Cave Gear
S.I.Time : 00:00:00
Time In : 13:49:58
Time Out : 14:55:09
Dive Time : 00:58:25
Ave.Depth : 20 ft
Max.Depth : 35 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : ft
Safety Stop.Time : min
Tank Capacity : Cu/Ft
Pres. In : PSI
Pres. Out. : PSI
Air Consum. : PSI
Visibility H. : 40 ft
Visibility V. : 40 ft
Access1 : Shore
Access2 : Spring
Rating : ***
Dive Number : 300
Total Time : 251:08

Wanted a nice easy pool to get Derek in the water with. Derek got in and wasn't comfortable with his face in the water. Told him to take his time, sit on a rock and put his face in the water until he was comfortable. About 30 min later, he was comfortable. We went down about 6 ft and stopped. I asked if he wanted to continue. He wasn't ready so we waited. A few moments later he motioned that he was ready to go farther. We went to the bottom of the basin and swam around. I got close to the rabbit hole and pointed my light inside to show them what it looked like. We went and checked out the big entrance as well. Both David and Derek seemed to really enjoy it. Derek was getting cold. Rightfully so since he was just in a bathing suit. We ended the dive so Derek could get out and David and I went back in.

I took David in through the rabbit hole and showed him the cavern. He seemed very comfortable so I took him around the rock and out the big entrance. David really enjoyed that so we went back through. As he got close to the floor, he started silting things up. I flashed him with my light and pointed out what he was doing to teach him the importance of proper finning techniques in cave diving. :-) Turned out to be a pretty nice dive for all of us!