12/30/2009(Wed) No.1 - Paradise Springs[Florida]

Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : Craig, David, Derek
D.Service :
Weather : Sunny
Temp. : 58 Fahrenheit
Ave.w.temp : 74 Fahrenheit
Min.w.temp : 74 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 : 10:10:49
Time Out : 10:46:32
Dive Time : 00:35:45
Ave.Depth : 51 ft
Max.Depth : 115 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : 15 ft
Safety Stop.Time : 5 min
Tank Capacity : 186 Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 2900 PSI
Pres. Out. : 2300 PSI
Air Consum. : .71 PSI
Visibility H. : 80 ft
Visibility V. : 80 ft
Access1 : Shore
Access2 : Spring
Rating : ****
Dive Number : 354
Total Time : 290:21
Dive Type : Fun

Guys Break From Reality! Craig, David, Derek and I got permission from the wives to take a half day break from reality. We headed to Paradise spring. First time for everyone but me. We geared up, dropped to the bottom and started checking out the cavern. David asked me if he could enter the cave. I thought he just wanted to drop into the mouth. I signaled to go ahead. Craig followed him in. Derek asked if he could go. I gave him the go-ahead and followed them down in. Derek was being very cautious. David and Craig decided to head all the way in. I kept my distance and watched them. When I saw them starting to silt things up, I signaled that it was time to exit the cave. I told Derek to head out first, so he would be out of the way. Then had Craig and David follow. As everyone turned around, things got very silty! I pointed the way out and followed.

Once back in the main cavern, I showed Derek the swim-through above the cave entrance. David saw us go through and followed. I signaled to the team that it was time to start working our way up. I showed them the side-mount crack and we looked around as we worked our way up the cavern. As we go toward where the sand dollars are, Derek signaled that he was at 500PSI. I signaled to the others that it was time to go up. We looked around the debri mound for a few minutes, taking a safety stop. I pointed out the whale bone.

As we exited, we talked about all the things we saw. Apparently Derek did see the sand dollars! Everyone had a blast and we're looking forward to doing it again soon!

Graph 1 is the dive log from my watch.
Graph 2 is the dive log from David's watch.

[Graph 1]
[Graph 2]