07/18/2009(Sat) No.1 - Blue Spring[Florida]

Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : Desiree Clay
D.Service :
Weather : Partly Coudy
Temp. : 94 Fahrenheit
Ave.w.temp : 72 Fahrenheit
Min.w.temp : 72 Fahrenheit
Diving Suit : 3/6mm Long
Inner Wear : Rash Guard
Weight : 12 Lbs
Tank Material : Alum. 80
Equipment :
S.I.Time : 00:00:00
Time In : 10:33:48
Time Out : 11:25:45
Dive Time : 00:51:55
Ave.Depth : 49 ft
Max.Depth : 115 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : ft
Safety Stop.Time : min
Tank Capacity : 80 Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 3000 PSI
Pres. Out. : 1000 PSI
Air Consum. : 17.65 PSI
Visibility H. : 60 ft
Visibility V. : 60 ft
Access1 : Shore
Access2 : Spring
Rating : ****
Dive Number : 335
Total Time : 280:24
Dive Type : Fun Dive

We were supposed to meat Lennis and Willian at the spring. Apparently Lennis had a bicycle accident and broke a bone and was unable to bring his family out. I brought my in-laws for a family day at the park with a picnic and all. Desiree and I checked in at the guard shack as a Cavern crew so we could bring lights. We unloaded all the gear and set up our picnic area. We took the family over to the swimming area and up to the spring head. Afterwards, Desiree and I geared up and headed back up to the spring head to get in the water. Jonathan and Vlainer followed us up and watched us descend. Desiree stayed right with me as we worked our way through the current and past a half dozen divers. We got to the bottom, I checked with Desiree to make sure she was OK and still wanted to go into the cave. She was happy and responsive so we continued on. In our pre-dive briefing, I went over cave communication with Desiree and warned her not to get too close to the spring source. She did a great job! She was still happy and responding well at the bottom so we worked our way around the source. We got up close where we had a tree branch to hold onto and reached out over the hole and felt the 100+ cu/ft of water per second blowing past our hands. I showed her how high the ceiling was and we looked into to small chambers around the source room. Once we had seen everything, we decided that it was time to work our way out. We turned and slowly made our way back up to the "go no further" sign. From there, we worked our way up the ledges slowly, playing around on each one, allowing time for the nitrogen to work it's way out of our systems. Desiree's air consumption was right there with mine the whole time! As we got up to the 20ft ledges, we went through the pass-through on the far side then headed over into the hole on the close side of the spring. Desiree chased a few small catfish around. These areas make for a great Safety Stop! After that, we decided that it was time to exit. We made our way to the surface where we checked to see if Jonathan and Vlainer were still around. They weren't so we dedided to drop back down and float back to the exit along the bottom. We saw some catfish, small bass, mullets and lots of rednecks along the way. :-P Great dive!! I was really proud of Desi!