10/03/2009(Sat) No.2 - Blue Grotto[Florida]

Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : Class
D.Service :
Weather : Sunny
Temp. : 87 Fahrenheit
Ave.w.temp : 70 Fahrenheit
Min.w.temp : 70 Fahrenheit
Diving Suit : Dry Suit
Inner Wear : Polartec
Weight : 14 Lbs
Tank Material : Alum. 80
Equipment :
S.I.Time : 01:19:00
Time In : 12:03:38
Time Out : 12:37:31
Dive Time : 00:33:55
Ave.Depth : 41 ft
Max.Depth : 93 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : 15 ft
Safety Stop.Time : 4 min
Tank Capacity : 80 Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 3000 PSI
Pres. Out. : 1800 PSI
Air Consum. : 16.36 PSI
Visibility H. : 60 ft
Visibility V. : 60 ft
Access1 : Shore
Access2 : Spring
Rating : ****
Dive Number : 350
Total Time : 287:47
Dive Type : OW Class

This was their final checkout dive. Mitch offered to stay back with Chris if he had problems with his ears again. I explained to Chris that he needs to equalize early and often, even if he doesn't feel he needs it. Chris took this advise and was able to drop straight to 100ft without issue! This time everyone did much better with their buoyancy, until we got to the bottom. Everyone started sitting and standing in the silt and goofing off. It was funny and the cavern is open enough that I was not worried about losing visibility. After goofing off we followed the rope the rest of the way around and worked our way to the air bell. We swam around, goofed off more and took pictures. As Jason hit 1,000 PSI again, we worked our way back to the platform. I showed them the knot in the ascent line at 15ft and we practiced a safety stop without holding onto anything. They all did very well! After our three minutes, we completed our ascent. This was a great dive and everyone had a real good time!!