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Peacock Springs- Peanut to Crossover to Olsen

Dive Time– 118 Minutes.
In Water– 11:29am
Out Water– 1:40pm
Breathing Gas– 32% Travel / 100% Deco
Max Depth– 57ft
Visibility– 50ft+
Water Temp– 69(F.)

This dive’s goal was to setup for the circuit on dive 2.  It’s a complex circuit, since it takes more than one dive to complete.  I lead the dive, Brian followed, and Ryan was after him.  I was told to run the primary past the sign before tying in, which is difficult with two gold lines, but I ran under them, and then was off to the sign.  After tying in, I lead the dive until we got past the 1000ft arrow, where we would find double arrows (marked jump) to the crossover tunnel on the left.  I started to install the jump, but Brian flashed me and reminded me that was his job this dive.  he placed the jump, and then Ryan started leading.  We made it down the crossover tunnel, and then to gold line (pothole line), where we took a left and headed to Olsen Sink and surfaced for 10 minutes.  We then exited, I was in the rear to reel in the spool that I had run to open water from the cave.  Ryan was in the lead, Brian followed, I was last.  We weren’t going to pull any reels on this dive.  At the end of the crossover tunnel, we ran into a rebreather team (class), where we had to exit on the line because one was on his knees tying in the jump, one was flutter kicking down from the ceiling, and one was just sitting on the silt.  It was my first no viz exit that wasn’t planned in training. Once we made it back on the peanut line, we each were randomly asked “where’s your buddy” and had to complete a lost buddy drill, where Daniel (who tagged along to assist in these drills) would be waiting….and out of air!  Also, at random times, we were each “airgunned” to simulate a right/left post failure.  After this, we did a lights out exit through the peanut tunnel, and at one point Jeff made Brain go OOA, having to feel to steal my reg (try that stuffing your long hose!).  He only made us do that for a few minutes, before it was back to just plain no lights.  Once in the cavern zone, we got our lights back, and could exit the cavern in peace.

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Posted in Dive Log 11 years ago at 1:40 pm.

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