06/06/2009(Sat) No.1 - Pompano, Sea Emperor[Florida]

Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : Class
D.Service :
Weather : Partly Coudy
Temp. : Fahrenheit
Ave.w.temp : 76 Fahrenheit
Min.w.temp : 75 Fahrenheit
Diving Suit : 3/6mm Long
Inner Wear : Rash Guard
Weight : 12 Lbs
Tank Material : Alum. 80
Equipment :
S.I.Time : 20:23:00
Time In : 09:17:57
Time Out : 09:50:32
Dive Time : 00:32:35
Ave.Depth : 46 ft
Max.Depth : 62 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : 15 ft
Safety Stop.Time : 3 min
Tank Capacity : 80 Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 3000 PSI
Pres. Out. : 2000 PSI
Air Consum. : 14.06 PSI
Visibility H. : 50 ft
Visibility V. : 50 ft
Access1 : Boat
Access2 : Ocean
Rating : ****
Dive Number : 330
Total Time : 273:29
Dive Type : OW Class

We got to the boat and loaded our stuff. As I was checking in, they asked if we wanted to move over to the "Safari" and do a wreck dive. I asked if this wreck would be appropriate for an OW student. He told me that the deck was at 55ft. As long as we stayed on top, it would be fine. I said, "sure!", then confirmed that it was OK with Rhonda. We moved the stuff over to the new boat then headed out to the Sea Emperor. We went down the descent line. As we neared the bottom, I passed Rhonda and made sure she was OK, then dropped onto the deck of the Sea Emperor. I looked back up the rope to ensure that Rhonda was still doing OK. She started pointing at something behind me. I turned around and saw a large sting ray swim right past me. What an awesome way to begin a dive! We slowly swam the parimiter of the deck, looking over the side at the other divers and the debri that had spilled out of the ship when they sunk it. We saw lots of nice tropical fish. Every time we turned around, the sting ray was swimming past us again. Apparently he really liked us! :-) As we got low on air, we made our way back to the ascent line and slowly headed up with a safety stop at 15ft. This was a great dive!!