Date: May 18, 2013 Repetitive Dive: 1 of 3
Time In: 09:07 Time Out: 09:40 Time: :33
Dive Location: Sharks Cove, Oahu, HI.
Purpose: DMC – Open Water Dive 1
Dive Type: Shore Environ: Ocean / Salt
Conditions: 0-2′ Surf Wt: 22lbs
Air Temp: 81° F Btm. Temp: 79° F
Max Depth: 30′ Average Depth: 18′
Safety / Decompression Stops: None
Start PSI: 2,640 End PSI: 1386 Air/EANx: 21%
Exposure Protection: 5-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves
Equipment: 3cf Spare Air, Dive Light, Scuba Pro Jet Fins
As part of my Dive Master course I have to assist an instructor (Michelle) with teaching several classes, one of which is the Open Water Diver course that we started back on May 6th. The conditions finally cooperated with us and we got to do the Open Water Dives for this class today.
The visibility wasn’t the best in the world today at Sharks Cove, but it was the only dive spot on the island available because of the high surf caused by the South Swell that is hitting the island this weekend. There were at least 4 classes going on from Island Divers Hawaii, and more classes from at least 4 other dive shops on Oahu all at Sharks Cove today. I have never seen so many divers all at one spot before, very tricky trying to walk up and down the hill from all the foot traffic today.
For the first dive we went to the left side of Sharks Cove where it was shallower and found a nice sandy bottom area for the students to perform their required skills. Since it had been so long since they were in the water performing the skills (May 10), some of them had trouble remembering the skills so we had to work with them a little more to refresh their memory.
Everyone was finally able to complete their required skills so we ascended to take a surface interval before the next dive.