04/16/2010(Fri) No.2 - Hospital Hole[Florida]

Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : Class
D.Service :
Weather : Partly Coudy
Temp. : 78 Fahrenheit
Ave.w.temp : 73 Fahrenheit
Min.w.temp : 72 Fahrenheit
Diving Suit : 3/6mm Long
Inner Wear : Bathing Suit
Weight : 14 Lbs
Tank Material : Steel 100
Equipment :
S.I.Time : 00:42:00
Time In : 12:10:19
Time Out : 12:41:47
Dive Time : 00:31:30
Ave.Depth : 48 ft
Max.Depth : 103 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : ft
Safety Stop.Time : min
Tank Capacity : 100 Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 2400 PSI
Pres. Out. : 1800 PSI
Air Consum. : 8.71 PSI
Visibility H. : 12 ft
Visibility V. : 12 ft
Access1 : Shore
Access2 : Spring
Rating : ***
Dive Number : 361
Total Time : 297:06
Dive Type : AOW Class

Allan was cold, having dove the last dive without a wet suit, so he sat this one out. Me, Joe, Joe and Jason dropped down the descent line to the bottom. The visibility was a little better this dive, but still pretty bad. Joe and Jason stayed on the line, while Joe and I wondered around the abyss. When we finished wondering, we got back to the line and started our ascent with Joe and Jason.

Above the sulfide layer, we explored the walls of the sink again. This time we found several solution tubes. Some that were much bigger than the first. We went up into a couple of them, but were afraid to go too far with OW gear, so we backed out. We slowly worked our way back to the surface. We hung out around 20 ft, practicing our buoyancy (and making a safety stop), then headed to the surface.

Another nice dive! Need to come back with my cave gear and penetrate those solution tubes a little more. :-)

After the dive, we went back down the river and worked our way out to the Gulf. We cruised out, past some fishing docs then when back to the boat ramp and ended our trip. Had a real good time!