New Decompression Diver

[singlepic=135,320,240,watermark,left]Uwe would like to congratulate Mike J. and Neil P. for their successful completion of Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures from TDI.  The guys started their training in early Sept, with two days of intense skills dives.  Their training was put off a couple of weeks due to some ear problems and equipment problems at the shop.

Deco Dive 1, was out on the HMCS CHAUDIERE which is an exellent training platform as it is easy to get depth fast, and also have an easy ascent line for the deco stops.  We enjoyed a nice swim through up through the operations room, into the bridge and out through the lower point on the bridge deckhead. [singlepic=137,320,240,watermark,right] Overall the dive plan was 150 for 20, and the final stop was 8 at 20 feet.  Nothing like a gas switching computer!!

Deco Dive 2 was completed today at the Tuwanek Abyss…the water temp is cooling and visibility was pretty short in the top 10 feet.  Once we broke through the top layer, the visibilty opened up to easily 100 feet, and crystal clear. We slide down the sand with the wall tight on our right….the wall had some nice chimney sponges on the wall.  We used V planner for the first time on the dive, though a bit different then the Deco Planner we normally use, it certainly has some great potential…so more investigation is needed.

Once again, congrates, and thank you to Suncoast Diving!!

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