12/29/2011(Thu) - 1 DiveNo.415 - Blue Grotto[Florida, USA]

Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : David Couch
D.Service : Geekdiver
Weather : Sunny
Temp. : 38 Fahrenheit
Ave.w.temp : 69 Fahrenheit
Min.w.temp : 69 Fahrenheit
Diving Suit : DUI Dry Suit
Inner Wear : T100
Weight : 0 Lbs
Tank Material : Steel 85s
Equipment : Camera
S.I.Time : 19:16:00
Time In : 11:19:33
Time Out : 12:08:08
Dive Time : 00:48:35
Ave. Depth : 48 ft
Max. Depth : 89 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : ft
Safety Stop.Time : min
Tank Capacity : Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 3200 PSI
Pres. Out. : 2500 PSI
Air Consum. : 6.56 Cu/Ft/Min
Visibility H. : 60 ft
Visibility V. : 60 ft
Water Cond. : No Current
Access : Shore
Water Body : Spring
Tank Gas : Air Rating : ****
Dive Number : 415
Total Time : 339:50
Dive Type : Fun Dive

We had two teams this dive. David and I and Mark and Buddy. David and I arrived first, so we took our time getting ready so we could enter the water with Mark and Buddy. We went down to the water at the same time, but it takes David and I longer to gear up at the water, so Mark and Buddy waited for us. :-)

We started our descent. Buddy had some ear issues and turned, leaving Mark with David and I. We went back to Peace Rock. Once everyone had settled and was OK, we proceded to drop around the back. As we came up around the other side, we saw Buddy waiting for us. Mark headed off with Buddy while David and I dropped back around the back of the cavern, weaving around through all the breakdown. As we finished doing that, we noticed that Mark and Buddy were gone.

We swam around a little more then decided to start our ascent. We stopped and talked for a few minutes in the air bell then worked our way over to the platforms. We made a safety stop then worked our way to the surface.