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Tec Training in Sechelt Inlet

[singlepic=101,320,240,watermark,left]Jeremy completed dive two of is his Advanced Nitrox and Decompressions Procedures course. We made our way to the sail boat at Tuwanek point as the start point for the dive.

The dive plan was to use 34% Nitrox in the doubles as our back gas, and then do a NOTOX gas switch to the second gas we hand in our stage bottles. That mix as 50% Nitrox, so our planned change at 50fsw, would allow us to stay there as long as the gas lasted, without any concerns for the no decompression limit.

The first level of our dive as around 97 fsw for 30 minutes…then a slow ascent to the 50 fsw level in order to make our gas switch. Once at the level we continued with our swim, and at approximately the 50 minute point in the dive Jeremy popped a lift bag for our ascent to the surface. At this point we did some share air[singlepic=98,320,240,watermark,right] drills, and gas shut down drills for practice. Overall Jeremy did an amazing job!!

Stay tuned for the story on dive 3…and if you are interested in Technical Training, be sure to contact Suncoast Diving and hurry and get signed up for our next course!

Tuwanek Abyss

Cloud SpongesDive one back in BC, and out on the zodiac, and off to the Tuwanek Abyss. We rolled into the beach at the Abyss, and I took my time making sure all the equipment was set correctly…and I was amazed how heavy and 20 lbs weight belt feels again. Bob, took the customers out on the dive while Sammy was stuck with me…making sure I was alright.

We got everything situated, and short surface swim later we were descending into the deep. The vis was mucky, and dark…but still 20 feet or so, and the bottom came into view at about 45 – 50 feet. We slide down the wall and settledCoopers Green into the 100ft mark and proceeded along, and though the number of fish are far less then what it is in the tropics, but the topography is amazing. With about 8 minutes bottom time remaining, we slowly slide up to the 40 foot mark as our turn around started us back towards the beach.

Overall it was not as dramatic as I first thought my first cold water dive would be in the last 6 months. I am certainly looking forward to getting back at it.

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