03/27/2010(Sat) No.1 - Blue Grotto[Florida]

Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : Stephen, Mark
D.Service :
Weather : Sunny
Temp. : 65 Fahrenheit
Ave.w.temp : 70 Fahrenheit
Min.w.temp : 70 Fahrenheit
Diving Suit : Dry Suit
Inner Wear : Polartec
Weight : 16 Lbs
Tank Material : Steel 100
Equipment : Camera
S.I.Time : 00:00:00
Time In : 09:30:47
Time Out : 10:21:59
Dive Time : 00:51:15
Ave.Depth : 31 ft
Max.Depth : 66 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : ft
Safety Stop.Time : min
Tank Capacity : 100 Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 3000 PSI
Pres. Out. : 2000 PSI
Air Consum. : 10.2 PSI
Visibility H. : 60 ft
Visibility V. : 60 ft
Access1 : Shore
Access2 : Spring
Rating : ***
Dive Number : 359
Total Time : 295:49
Dive Type : OW Class

You'll notice from the graph that we had a little issue clearing our ears at the beginning. :-) Once Mark got his ears to clear, we slowly followed the rope out to Peace Rock. We hung out there for a bit then worked our way across the back, stopping at the top of each rock, looking over the edge at the deep part, following the rope from above. We went up to the air bell and talked for a couple minutes, checked air pressure, etc. Stephen was at 1500 and Mark was at 1400 so we decided to head back to the back. We followed the line (from above) this time in the opposite direction. When we go to the boulder bridges, I asked if they were both OK, then had them follow me for a quick tuck-under. They were both below 1000 PSI now so we started slowly working our way to the surface. We stopped on the platform for a safety stop and some pictures then slowly surfaced.

It was a very nice dive. Stephen and mark both did very well! I look forward to diving with them again!


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