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Devils- Whale Bone and Parallel Lines

Dive Time– 85 Minutes Runtime
In Water– 12:17am
Out Water– 2:08am
Breathing Gas– 32% Travel / 100% Deco
Max Depth– 100ft
Visibility– 150ft+
Water Temp– 72F.)
Deco Schedule: 1min-50ft / 3min-40ft / 3min-30ft / 10min-20ft(o2)

Notes:
Dove with Jeff Marchand.  Same dive plan as usual, reserve 300psi of backgas and a stage to 1/2+200.  I placed all the jumps, and Jeff would run a primary reel once we got in double lines to the whale bone.  The p1000 marker on Hill400 gives the siphon tunnel jump away, and the put in the floor lets you know when to run the primary off to your left towards the whale bone.  Once we saw the Whale Bone, we took the left at the Y nearby, and continued until I turned the dive because it was tighter than I was comfortable with.  On the way back, we hit the p800ft entrance to parallel lines.  After deco, we played with stages and a stage leash (as pictured).

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Jug Hole – Cavern Dive

Dive Time– 92 Minutes.
In Water– 2:53pm
Out Water– 4:25pm
Breathing Gas– 32%
Max Depth– 54ft
Visibility– 150ft+
Water Temp– 72F.)

Notes:
Dove with Dad to work on some things before he takes Basic Cave.  Did some lost line drills, reel work, and explored the cavern zone.

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Devils- Mainline to p700(ish)

Dive Time– 55min
Breathing Gas– 32%
Max Depth– 97ft
Visibility– 100ft+
Water Temp– 72(F.)

Notes:
Dove with a basic diver.  Entered the Ear, I ran the line.  Continued along mainline until we hit our turn pressure of 3000psi (started with 3600) just after the marked jump off to the right that goes to the mud tunnels area.  I believe this is around p700.

Posted 8 years, 11 months ago at 6:11 pm. Add a comment

Ginnie Springs- Ballroom

Dive Time– 31min
Breathing Gas– 32%
Max Depth– 50ft
Visibility– 100ft+
Water Temp– 72(F.)

Notes:
Dove with the UCF Club in the ballroom.  Whitney’s first time diving a bp/w which Rich was nice enough to loan her.  After a few attempts at getting the weighting correct, we were off!  Went all around the ballroom, and finally exited once one of the guys hit 1/3rds.

Posted 8 years, 12 months ago at 6:04 pm. Add a comment

Devils – To the Insulation Room and Double Domes

Dive Time– 154min
Breathing Gas– 32%
Max Depth– 103ft
Visibility– 100ft+
Water Temp– 72(F.)

Notes:
Dove with Jeff to the insulation rooms.  Plan was simple, single stage 1/2+200, reserve 300psi from backgas to make up for a lost stage.  Swam to the insulation rooms, did the circuit and hit 1/3rds.  Turned the dive, grabbed my jump spool on the way out, and then headed back.  Dropped by double domes on the way back since it was so close.

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