3/26/2011(Sat) No.1 - Eagle's Nest[Florida]

Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : Joe Tegg
D.Service :
Weather : Sunny
Temp. : 86 Fahrenheit
Ave.w.temp : 72 Fahrenheit
Min.w.temp : 72 Fahrenheit
Diving Suit : 3/6mm Long
Inner Wear : Rash Guard
Weight : 0 Lbs
Tank Material : Steel 85's
Equipment : Cave Gear
S.I.Time : 00:00:00
Time In : 12:38:41
Time Out : 13:36:27
Dive Time : 00:57:45
Ave.Depth : 57 ft
Max.Depth : 152 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : 15 ft
Safety Stop.Time : 15 min
Tank Capacity : 212 Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 3300 PSI
Pres. Out. : 2300 PSI
Air Consum. : .64 Cu/Ft/Min
Visibility H. : 40 ft
Visibility V. : 40 ft
Access1 : Shore
Access2 : Spring
Rating : ***
Dive Number : 390
Total Time : 322:47
Dive Type : Cave Dive

We were planning on diving Buford Sink, but a couple minutes after arriving a group of about 20 open water divers showed up. We didn't want to dive this beautiful cavern with that many other divers in the water. silting things up, so we decided to move down to Eagle's Nest. I guess that sounds kind of stuck up, but wanted this to be a great experience for Joe S, since it would have been his first dive here. There were too many horse flies anyway! They were landing all over the truck, just waiting for us to get out.

We got to Eagle's Nest and were the only ones there... except for the bugs. :-P Sweet!! We ducked the bugs that were dive bombing us as we got geared up. We headed out to the middle and dropped down the tube to the debri mound. Joe and Joe swam around the top of the mound, while I explored down the line a bit. I was feeling pretty narc'd, so I stopped at about 150ft. Joe had the shop add a little helium to my tanks, but I sure didn't feel it!

Joe was trying to keep Joe out of deco. He signaled to me that they were going to start their ascent. I turned and followed. We checked out a few other solution tubes as we made our way up. We took our time and explored around the cavern. When we got back up to the basin, I had about 15min of deco. Joe and Joe worked their way out, while I sat in deco. :-( Deco finally ended and I headed out.

Vis wasn't too bad. This turned out to be a pretty nice dive and it was fun to get to 150ft again!