08/30/2008(Sat) No.3 - Ginnie Springs[Florida]





[Log]
Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : Solo
D.Service :
Weather : Rainy
Temp. : 84 Fahrenheit
Ave.w.temp : 69 Fahrenheit
Min.w.temp : 57 Fahrenheit
Diving Suit : Dry Suit
Inner Wear : Polartec
Weight : 0 Lbs
Tank Material : Steel 85's
Equipment : Cave Gear
S.I.Time : 00:44:00
Time In : 13:59:33
Time Out : 15:03:12
Dive Time : 01:01:55
Ave.Depth : 64 ft
Max.Depth : 100 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : ft
Safety Stop.Time : min
Tank Capacity : 180 Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 2800 PSI
Pres. Out. : 1600 PSI
Air Consum. : .64 PSI
Visibility H. : 25 ft
Visibility V. : 25 ft
Access1 : Shore
Access2 : Spring
Rating : ***
Dive Number : 308
Total Time : 261:02


[Memo]
Still had 2800 PSI in my tanks and wanted to do a cave dive before I went home. We went up the road to Devil's. I didn't break down my gear or take of my suit, so I was ready to go. I took my tanks down to the water, got in, geared up and headed in. The Ear was closed since it was flooded with river water. I went in at the Eye. Found a line labeled as a "temporary permanent" line which I found kind of amusing. The flow was way down. It took very little effort to get past the Lips. Since the flow was down so much, I just decided to stick to the main line and see thing from this side (I usually only follow the main line on the way out). Got up past the Maple Leaf. Kept going until I hit the 1100 ft marker. I was getting near thirds and viz was only about 20-25 ft. I had also been heading in for about 25 min and knew that I would have some deco coming out. Since I told the family that I would be back in about an hour, I decided to turn the dive. Usually, on the way back, I can just pick up my feet and exit with the flow. I lit up one of the glow-in-the-dark line arrow and cupped my light and found that the flow was not moving me at all! This is very strange for this cave. I guess that's why viz was so poor. I worked my way out slowly. I had about 10 min of deco when I hit the Eye. I hung out and watched the wild life. Saw about a 6 inch crawdad and lots of those little flounder looking things.



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