“We Are The Quarriors!”

20 09 2007

Thursday, September 20th, 2007 ~Well, after work we headed up to the quarry for some skills. We knew it would be half arsed dark by the time we got in, so we’d just practice valve drills, air shares, and of course, my freakin’ back fin! We arrived, geared up, played with Zora (the resident Black Lab), and in we went. After our valve drills and S Drills, we headed toward the plane, where I could miraculously back fin again. I really think it’s the magic plane… Steve did some bottle rotations, and I backfinned circles around him. We decided to head to the boat. Vis was really crappy and milky…I keep thinking…”I do not dive in milk.” We didn’t even see the boat until we were right beside it. I think we could see about 8 feet in front of us, and only where our lights were shining. We went through one side of it, and when we reached the other side, could really feel the thermocline. We decided to go right back through, and back to the plane! We then moved off of the plane, where we hovered over the abyss (… the next shelf was at about 60′), and I backfinned my way back to the plane. I was at 21′ when I started, and ended up fluctuating about 3’… I dropped to 24′, but caught myself, and came back up to 21′. We decided to call it a day, and headed back. There were these funky looking bugs that kept swimming into our lights…They were slightly creepy! OO.. and I actually found me a penny on the way back in! It wasn’t so shiny, but it was still an underwater find!  Woo Hoo!

 

Bottom Time ~ 37 mins.
Max. Depth ~ 43′
Water Temp. ~ 66
Vis. ~ ****e ( 8′ – 15′)

Here’s a pic of the plane in the Quarry (not from this dive ~ much better vis here!)

Photo taken by a friend of Steve’s.

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