[singlepic=100,320,240,watermark,left]Jeremy was out on his first full Decompression dive on Saturday, and he did an awesome job! The dive has been in the planning stages for a good three weeks, but getting the stars aligned, and the moon right took some times and everyones schedules had to work out…so this Saturday it was….and off we went.
With the dive plan made, gas analyzed, we were out on the water by noon, and some 25 minutes later we were tying up to the mooring buoys on the Chaudiere. We went over the dive briefing one more time, decompression tables set up…and we started to gear up. Once everything was in place we did our roll in, slung our decompression bottles….took a second or two to catch our breaths….it was time…ready, lets go![singlepic=105,320,240,watermark,right]
We descended down the line and once at the 60 foot mark we staged our first deco bottle….and the second bottle was dropped at the 75 foot mark. Everything was set, so off the boat we went and dropped down under the ship in to the 146 – 150 foot mark, much to my surprise there was a lot of vegetation there with tons of prawns jumping around. We puttered around at depth, got comfortable….and set up for our first penetration.
At minute 8 we slide up to the first cut out on the port side and slowly made our way up into what can only be 1 mess. To our right is the doorway that takes you on to Burma Road or 3 deck, with a quick descent [singlepic=109,320,240,watermark,left]into the Forwards crew heads….and back down and out the cut out back into 130 feet of water. Another 20 minutes or so of exploration followed with two more penetrations for the fun of it.
We found ourself about 2 minutes behind on the Deco schedule, though thankfully our computers cleared with plenty of time and gas remaining. All went well!!
Jeremy has one more dive left and he is going to be a full fledged rookie Tec Diver!!