After a few weeks out of the water (drysuit zipper was being replaced), it was time to get some cave diving in! I had been talking with Heather about a NAUI Tech 1 course, and had both agreed to meet up for a familiarization dive with each other before class since we hadn’t dove together, and we could pick dive sites from there. One room I had heard a lot about was the “Crypt”, which is a known water source for the Peacock Springs Cave System. Since neither of us had been, we decided to attempt it. Celia and her husband Scott helped us out with directions.
Although it wasn’t necessarily required, we elected to use a stage. My first stage was dropped about 300ft shy of Olsen, and then I continued on with back gas. Because of the head start the stage gave us, we didn’t have to worry about running low on gas in the lower, more silty areas, and also had time to turn around and find a jump again if we happen to have missed it. Fortunately their directions were excellent, and we found the Crypt first attempt. Round trip was 117 minutes. The room was a disappointment for me, just a normal Peacock room with a bunch of snakes, bats, skulls, and various other man made items littering the room.
Here’s a video that someone recently posted of this dive on a diving forum.