06/02/2012(Sat) - 1 DiveNo.435 - Devil's Den[Florida, USA]

Diver : Michael Clay
Dive Master : Joe Stillman
Buddy : Class
D.Service : Geekdiver
Weather : Cloudy
Temp. : 84 Fahrenheit
Ave.w.temp : 73 Fahrenheit
Min.w.temp : 73 Fahrenheit
Diving Suit : DUI Dry Suit
Inner Wear : T100
Weight : 14 Lbs
Tank Material : Steel 100
Equipment : Camera
S.I.Time :
Time In : 10:34:32
Time Out : 11:20:13
Dive Time : 00:45:40
Ave. Depth : 12 ft
Max. Depth : 26 ft
Safety Stop.Depth : ft
Safety Stop.Time : min
Tank Capacity : 100 Cu/Ft
Pres. In : 3400 PSI
Pres. Out. : 2700 PSI
Air Consum. : 11.8 Cu/Ft/Min
Visibility H. : 60 ft
Visibility V. : 60 ft
Water Cond. : Smooth
Access : Shore
Water Body : Spring
Tank Gas : Air Rating : ***
Dive Number : 435
Total Time : 356:41
Dive Type : OW Class

This was day 2 of OW checkout dives for the LRW boys. I told them that I wanted to see good buddy communication and buoyancy and trim skills on this dive to determine what we would do on the next dive. Joe was leading this dive. As we descended, I waited several minutes for the boys to come let me know that they were neutrally buoyant and ready to proceed, but no one did. :-( I finally decided that is was time to move, told Joe to start swimming and signaled everyone to follow him.

We swam around the cavern. I took a few pictures, then my external strobe stopped working. Not sure why. :-( I'll have to look into that later.

We went around the cavern about 2.5 times, checking things out along the way. I found a fake skull along one of the upper ridges that I hadn't seen before. I pointed it out to Brian Johnson.