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West Palm with Little Deeper – Dive #2

Breathing Gas– 32% Travel (no deco)
Max Depth
– 57ft
Avg Depth
– 45ft
Visibility– 30ft
Water Temp– 78F
Dive Time: 44min

Notes:
Lots of wildlife out today.  Saw 2 turtles on this dive as well as another large grouper.  The dive boat sent almost 15 divers out with one dive flag, one dive master, I was NOT impressed.

Posted 7 years, 12 months ago at 3:00 pm. Add a comment

West Palm with Little Deeper – Dive #1

Breathing Gas– 32% Travel (no deco)
Max Depth
– 54ft
Avg Depth
– 45ft
Visibility– 30ft
Water Temp– 78F
Dive Time: 69min

Notes:
Lots of wildlife out today.  Saw a turtle and 2 large grouper.

Posted 7 years, 12 months ago at 1:30 pm. Add a comment

Cow Springs – Mainline to 1400ft

Breathing Gas– 32% Travel / 100% Deco
Max Depth
– 103ft
Avg Depth
– 70ft
Visibility– 75ft+
Water Temp– 70F
Dive Time: 71min

Notes:
Met Stacey at her place and carpooled over to Dive Outpost to get the key.  Despite a few issues getting in the water, we had a great dive.  Unfortunately my doubles were only at 3100psi, so even with a stage, we only made it about 1400ft.  Running a primary reel while pushing a stage ahead of you isn’t nearly as easy as I’d hope.  For some reason the mainline seems to be run in less than ideal places, sometimes you can swim 5ft off mainline and be in a much larger area where you won’t bang your tanks, something to look out for if you’re backmount like me.

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Posted 8 years ago at 3:04 pm. 2 comments

Royal Springs – It’s just as crappy of a dive as you’ve heard it is…

Breathing Gas– 32%
Max Depth
– 46ft
Avg Depth
– No idea, I couldn’t see my bottom timer half the dive
Visibility– 0ft after, maybe 30ft to begin
Water Temp– 72F
Dive Time: 39min

Notes:
Dove with Jeff Marchand just to see if this place is as bad as people make it out to be…it is.  The cave looks a lot like Little River in color, without hardly any damage.  The silt is insane, on the floor and ceiling.  There are plenty of other dives in the area to do without resorting to this one.  We got about 200ft into the system and turned because it was small (barely backmount even for good viz), and the extreme silt.

Posted 8 years ago at 8:22 pm. Add a comment

Devils’ Spring Run – Scootering 101

Breathing Gas– 32%
Max Depth
– 21ft
Visibility– 100ft+
Water Temp– 72F
Dive Time: 123min

Notes:
Met Bryce after he got off work at EE and went out to Ginnie.  I was very surprised at how hard scootering was.  We practiced towing each other, dealing with runaway scooters, turning, and getting used to riding his Gavin.  Fun time, and I REALLY want a scooter now!

Posted 8 years ago at 5:18 pm. Add a comment

Blue Springs State – Orange City

Breathing Gas– 32%
Max Depth
– 61ft
Avg Depth
– 30-40ft
Visibility– 50ft+
Water Temp– 71F
Dive Time: 39min

Notes:
Took off work to dive with Whitney.  For some reason the water has a green tint to it.

Posted 8 years ago at 8:34 pm. Add a comment