Dive Trip Report to : West Palm Beach
, My Dive # 128
A. Dive Location: Breakers - drift dive
Water Temp: 81 on the top, 73 on the bottom . There was a sharp thermal and it was cold!
Air Temp : Hot
C. Dive Information: My air consumption: 3700 - 1300 lbs, 120 cu ft. 64' Analog, 59' for 36 min Cochran (UGH), 62' for 36' Genesis Resource Nitrox. Interesting dive. This dive was organized to get the Junior Open Water divers and their parents in the water. Several had sinus problems and it did take a while to get to the bottom. The dive was co-oridinated with Capt Bob and we had a Dive Master assigend just to our team. The game plan was we would all stick together, we would go down with the slowest person. If that person was real slow, they would follow the yellow rope and we would try to keep them in sight. Well it did work, we all did get to do two dives to the bottom! It was cold! We didn't see any turtles (last week we saw 5-10 per dive), but did see fish and bugs.
For further data on comparison of depth gauges: 51' Analog, 47' Cochran, 50' Genesis Resource Nitrox - made during the dive.
, My Dive # 127
A. Dive Location: Breakers
Visability: 30 - 40'
Water Temp: Same Warm on top, cold on botom
Air Temp : Hot
C. Dive Information: 56' for 18 min Cochran, 58' for 18 min Genesis Resource Nitrox. This was a short dive for me. My pressure gauge swivel sprung a leak, I went back to the surface at 1500 lbs. Again, there was some slight difficulty getting everybody to the bottom and keeping them together. The dive was successful! All that went out on the boat returned. We did see a small turtle on this dive and several bugs, lots of colored fish.
This dive was discussed in detail at the dock before boarding the boat and in detail on the boat several times. With young divers, divers that have not been in the water in a year and divers with sinus problems - you really must discuss the dive and all aspects of potential problems. Then, if everyone follows the rules and discussions, you will have a successful save dive.
Last Updated: 10-July-2002