Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Update on my 2008 SCUBA Resolutions.

So back on January 6th, I made a small list of SCUBA resolutions for 2008.  One of the resolutions had me doing at least one dive for each month.  For those of you lacking in mathematics skills, that would have me do at least 12 dives this year.

By no means do I think that 12 dives/year is enough to keep a diver truly fresh with the sport.  However it's better than nothing.  However, if the past 3 years are any indications, the PUE will probably out do that by 10 fold.  Yet, I digress. 

The point of this post is to document my second dive this year.

I even have topside video.

The Dive Report

Dive: Circleville Twin Quarries
Date: 9 February 2008
Time: 9:45am EST
Air Temp: 34 degrees
Surface/Water Temp: 38 degrees
Exposure Protection:
  5mm full suit
  7mm boots, mittens, hood
Start/End PSI: 3100psi/2200psi
Weight: 12#
Max Depth: 20'
Dive Time: 17 minutes
Visibility: 8-10'  Very Cloudy
Experience:  The water was cold, however suit kept me pretty warm once I was acclimated to the temperature.  Experienced "ice cream" headache about 10 minutes into dive.  Swam the circuit, saw fish (blue gill, sm bass), also cleaned up around catamaran.
Areas of Improvement: Exposure protection.  Need a Dry Suit.


Carla said...

I've never been scuba diving but have always wanted to!