06/26/2010(Sat) No.1 - Hudson Grotto[Florida]

Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : Class
D.Service :
Weather : Sunny
Temp. : 92 Fahrenheit
Ave.w.temp : 72 Fahrenheit
Min.w.temp : 65 Fahrenheit
Diving Suit : Dry Suit
Inner Wear : Polartec
Weight : 18 Lbs
Tank Material : Steel 100
Equipment :
S.I.Time : 00:00:00
Time In : 10:53:30
Time Out : 11:30:41
Dive Time : 00:37:10
Ave.Depth : 40 ft
Max.Depth : 77 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : 15 ft
Safety Stop.Time : 3 min
Tank Capacity : 100 Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 3400 PSI
Pres. Out. : 2200 PSI
Air Consum. : 14.59 PSI
Visibility H. : 12 ft
Visibility V. : 12 ft
Access1 : Shore
Access2 : Spring
Rating : ***
Dive Number : 376
Total Time : 306:33
Dive Type : AOW Class

These were two dives for Heather and Stephen's AOW certification. The first dive, we dropped down to the 25ft platform, then down the ropes to the 45ft platform, then down the ropes toward the 60ft platform. We got to the end of the rope and no platform! It was also quite cold down there. Heather was uncomfortable, so we headed back up to the 45ft platform to do our navigation (compass) courses. I wanted to run the navigation course from a platform anyway. Both Heather and Stephen ran their course twice since they were unhappy with their first performance. The both did very well.

After the navigation course we swam around the platform and back to the wall. I pointed out several items hidden in the wall. As we were looking around, another dive team swam between us. I think we both got confused as to who was who. :-) Stephen signaled that he was getting low on air so we started our ascent.