01/14/2012(Sat) - 1 DiveNo.417 - Peacock I[Florida, USA]

Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master :
Buddy : Class
D.Service : Geekdiver
Weather : Sunny
Temp. : 30 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 :
S.I.Time :
Time In : 11:00:11
Time Out : 12:24:44
Dive Time : 01:24:35
Ave. Depth : 24 ft
Max. Depth : 32 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : 15 ft
Safety Stop.Time : 3 min
Tank Capacity : 170 Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 3200 PSI
Pres. Out. : 2000 PSI
Air Consum. : 8.86 Cu/Ft/Min
Visibility H. : 80 ft
Visibility V. : 80 ft
Water Cond. : Current
Access : Shore
Water Body : Spring
Tank Gas : Air Rating : *****
Dive Number : 417
Total Time : 341:52
Dive Type : Cave Dive

It was very cold this morning... about 30 degrees. Gearing up was a little slow. By the time we got in the water, it had warmed up a little, plus, the spring water is always about 72 degrees. :-)

These were final checkout dives for Joe, Karl and Victor to get their "Intro to Cave" certification. The dive plan was to go in until the students hit 6th's and turn. On the way out we would do some "lost line" drills. Since I was not teaching, I got to hang out in the shadows and observe. Of course, I was there to help if needed too.

We went up the "Peanut" line, through the "Peanut Tunnel" to right where it opens up into a breakdown room and drops from 15ft to 60ft. Right at the end of the tunnel, the team turned. I dropped down into the crack and let them come back by. I had my light off almost the entire time. As we got back out of the tunnel and dropped to the floor of the first breakdown room, Billy stopped the students, had them OK the line and turn off their lights. Then he took them one by one and had them do lost line drills. It seemed like each student took about 10-15 minutes. I hung out on the ceiling and watched the students who were waiting their turn. It was fun to watch the glow of their computers and watch them turn on their lights from time to time to check their air. My computer is pretty bright, so I held my hands behind my back to keep it dark.

As Billy came and got the last student, I started to get bored so I started feeling my way around the ceiling. I worked my way over to the other side of the room, into thte crack where the Peanut Tunnel begins, then over behind a big rock. Billy brought the last student back and gathered up the team to head out. My light was still off and I watched him get everyone together, then start looking for me. As he shown his light around the room, I waited for the beam to hit me and waved.

We took our time exiting the cave. As we got to the end of the main line, the students picked up their primary reel and worked their way out as Billy and I hung back and watched. This dive ended up taking almost an hour and a half. I really had a good time hanging out in the shadows, doing nothiing!