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Dive 62 – Night Dive

Date: April 24, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: Corsair Wreck,  Oahu, Hawaii

Dive Type: Boat    Environ: Ocean / Salt   Conditions:  Light Current

Visibility: 80-90′      Air Temp:   79      Bottom Temp:  72.4      Weight:  14lbs.

Time In:  18:58    Time Out:  19:27

Max Depth:  103′       Average Depth: 74.8′     Time:   :29        Safety Stop: 3 Min / 15′

Start PSI: 2,891    End PSI: 2,222      Air/EANx:  32%

Exposure Protection: 5-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves, 2 Dive Lights

Equipment: Spare Air

Notes:

This was the first dive for the Night Diver Specialty course.

Even though I had dove the Corsair Wreck several times, seeing it at night was completely different from the daytime. It was quite spooky being in the darkness so deep, but for the first time since I started diving back in January, I ran out of bottom time before I ran out of air.

iGills Snapshot

Dive 61

Date: April 24, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: Koko Craters,  Oahu, Hawaii

Dive Type: Boat    Environ: Ocean / Salt   Conditions:  Moderate Current

Visibility: 80-90′      Air Temp:   82       Bottom Temp:  76.6      Weight:  14lbs.

Time In:  14:16    Time Out:  14:49

Max Depth:  34′       Average Depth: 28.3′     Time:   :33        Safety Stop: None

Start PSI: 2,873    End PSI: 2,253      Air/EANx:  32%

Exposure Protection: 5-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves

Equipment: Spare Air

Notes:

This was the second dive for the Underwater Navigator Specialty course.

On this dive I had to use a compass and locate objects on predetermined headings that were given to me counting kick cycles between the objects, while mapping the area and objects that I found. At the last object I had to use reciprocal headings from each object to find our way back to the boat

iGills Snapshot

Dive 60

Date: April 24, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: Koko Craters,  Oahu, Hawaii

Dive Type: Boat    Environ: Ocean / Salt   Conditions:  Moderate Current

Visibility: 80-90′      Air Temp:   84       Bottom Temp:  77.6      Weight:  14lbs.

Time In:  13:09    Time Out:  13:39

Max Depth:  38′       Average Depth: 26.2′     Time:   :30        Safety Stop: None

Start PSI: 2,622    End PSI: 1,508      Air/EANx:  32%

Exposure Protection: 5-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves

Equipment: Spare Air

Notes:

This was the first dive for the Underwater Navigator Specialty course.

On this dive I had to use a compass and swim 20 kick cycles due north, then make a 6 point turn with each side having 20 kick cycles ending up at my starting location.  This was very difficult with the current, but I finally managed to complete it. I also had to pick an object on the sea floor then take two compass bearings on it so that I could locate the same object again on a later dive.

iGills Snapshot

Dive 59

Date: April 23, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: Koko Craters,  Oahu, Hawaii

Dive Type: Boat    Environ: Ocean / Salt   Conditions:  Slight Current

Visibility: 60-80′      Air Temp:   84       Bottom Temp:  76.3      Weight:  14lbs.

Time In:  15:06    Time Out:  15:48

Max Depth:  47′       Average Depth: 39.6′     Time:   :42        Safety Stop: None

Start PSI: 2,847    End PSI: 500      Air/EANx:  32%

Exposure Protection: 5-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves

Equipment: Spare Air

Notes:

This was the second dive for the Peak Performance Buoyancy specialty course.

After getting more comfortable with the new Excursion 2 back inflate BCD I was able to loose 4 pounds of my dive weights in this class bringing me now down to 14 pounds. I felt a lot lighter, which made me able to move faster, easier, and conserve air better. I had to free-flow my regulator to get my tank down to 500 psi to do another weight check because I had not used enough of it.

iGills Snapshot

Dive 58

Date: April 23, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: Koko Craters,  Oahu, Hawaii

Dive Type: Boat    Environ: Ocean / Salt   Conditions:  Slight Current

Visibility: 60-80′      Air Temp:   84       Bottom Temp:  76.3      Weight:  18lbs.

Time In:  13:41    Time Out:  14:29

Max Depth:  36′       Average Depth: 27.8′     Time:   :48        Safety Stop: None

Start PSI: 2,873    End PSI: 1,659      Air/EANx:  32%

Exposure Protection: 5-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves

Equipment: Spare Air, DPV.

Notes:

This was a fun dive getting used to the new Excursion 2 BCD that I just switched over to before I did my Peak Performance Buoyancy specialty course on the next dive.

On this dive I just cruised around the Koko Craters area getting comfortable with the BCD while watching the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles as they relaxed under the overhangs of the crater rim.

iGills Snapshot

Dive 56

Date: April 21, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: Koko Craters,  Oahu, Hawaii

Dive Type: Boat    Environ: Ocean / Salt   Conditions: Surge

Visibility: 40-60′      Air Temp:   81       Bottom Temp:  75.1      Weight:  18lbs.

Time In:  15:16    Time Out:  15:48

Max Depth:  35′       Average Depth: 26.2′     Time:   :32        Safety Stop: 15′ 3min

Start PSI: 2,874    End PSI: 1,159      Air/EANx:  32%

Exposure Protection: 5-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves

Equipment: Spare Air, DPV

Notes:

We tied up at the Little Buda statue and toured the Koko Craters area on the DPV’s. Since our first dive was so long and we had not fully warmed up from that dive we got cold quickly and ended this dive early. Not much life visible today, only saw 1 Moray Eel on this dive.

 

Dive 55

Date: April 21, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: West Side of Turtle Canyons,  Oahu, Hawaii

Dive Type: Boat    Environ: Ocean / Salt   Conditions: Surge

Visibility: 40-60′      Air Temp:   88       Bottom Temp:  76.6      Weight:  18lbs.

Time In:  13:28    Time Out:  14:36

Max Depth:  36′       Average Depth: 24.8′     Time:   1:08        Safety Stop: 15′ 3min

Start PSI: 2,938    End PSI: 900      Air/EANx:  32%

Exposure Protection: 5-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves

Equipment: Spare Air, DPV

Notes:

Saw a coupple moray eels, several Trumpet Fish, a Coronet Fish, and a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. Was a lot of fun using the DPV to “cruise” through the canyons. Unfortunately I had a problem with my GoPro and the video did not record.

Dive 5

Date: February 9, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: Koko Craters,  Oahu, Hawaii

Visibility: 65′ +      Air Temp:   84       Bottom Temp:  75      Weight:  22lbs.

Depth:  38′       Time:   :34

Start PSI: 3,000    End PSI: 1,000      Air/EANx:  21%

Non-training “fun dive” with Nate from Island Divers Hawaii. Saw several turtles, trumpet fish, and a extremely rare Hawaiian Monk Seal.

Dive 4

Date: January 28, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: Turtle Canyon,  Oahu, Hawaii

Visibility: 75′ +      Air Temp:   80       Bottom Temp:  75      Weight:  22lbs.

Depth:  45′       Time:   :27

Start PSI: 3,000    End PSI: 1,100      Air/EANx:  21%

Nate lead me on a tour of “Turtle Canyon” where the visibility was amazing.

Saw 6 Hawaii Green Sea Turtles today and lots of different species of fish. Also saw black see cucumbers, moray eels, and a star fish.

Dive 3

Date: January 28, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: Koko Craters,  Oahu, Hawaii

Visibility: 50′       Air Temp:   80       Bottom Temp:  75      Weight:  28lbs.

Depth:  36′       Time:   :31

Start PSI: 3,000    End PSI: 400      Air/EANx:  21%

Worked with Nate as my instructor today, very good instructor. Went over basic skills again and got more comfortable in the water. Visibility at this location was a lot better than Kaakako Beach Park was.

Saw 3 Hawaii Green Sea Turtles today and lots of different species of fish.

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