04/23/2011(Sat) No.1 - Paradise Springs[Florida]

Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : Class
D.Service :
Weather : Sunny
Temp. : 80 Fahrenheit
Ave.w.temp : 74 Fahrenheit
Min.w.temp : 74 Fahrenheit
Diving Suit : Dry Suit
Inner Wear : Polartec
Weight : 16 Lbs
Tank Material : Steel 100
Equipment :
S.I.Time : 00:00:00
Time In : 09:59:28
Time Out : 10:36:01
Dive Time : 00:36:10
Ave.Depth : 39 ft
Max.Depth : 71 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : ft
Safety Stop.Time : min
Tank Capacity : 100 Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 3400 PSI
Pres. Out. : 2500 PSI
Air Consum. : 13 PSI
Visibility H. : 80 ft
Visibility V. : 80 ft
Access1 : Shore
Access2 : Spring
Rating : ***
Dive Number : 391
Total Time : 323:23
Dive Type : OW Class

These were Todd's final checkout dives. Darren came along for fun. I wanted to keep near the surface until I knew how comfortable Todd was. He did great!

We dropped in to the platform and got our buoyancy and trimmed out. We went down the main line to about 55ft. I had Todd and Darren hold while I went down and lit up the Grim Reaper sign and the cave entrance. After that, I had them cup their lights and look at the entrance/exit.

We worked our way up along the bottom (keeping the ceiling for our next dive). I pointed out some of the rock formations and the fact that there were shells and other sea life embedded in the rocks and walls. We slowly worked our way back to the surface, stopping at the platform for a short safety stop.