First Dive Of The Year!

5 01 2008

January 5th, 2008 ~Well, we didn’t get to dive on January 1st, due to the snow storm we had, so we had to wait until the weekend! Steve, Jeremy, Kevin, and I went up to the Quarry for some skills!

 

Steve and I arrived first, and Steve had some shovelling to do!

 

I would have helped, but we only had the one shovel…

We guessed at the depth, and Steve began to cut away…

While Steve was cutting, I decided to be a silly pants and shovel some letters in the snow. It was a bit slushy at that spot, so I was very careful!

 

Well.. our guess was a little off, we were just a little bit deep, so we ended up cutting a bit of a runway…

 

A couple of other friends showed up, and were gearing up as we descended…

You can see my fancy letters from in the water!

 

Kevin and Jeremy paired up for some skills…

(forgive the blurry pics…)

 

Ok… kinda funny, but Jeremy also decided to shoot a lift bag…

 

A little blurry, but still a cool pic… Kevin, chillin’

 

 

Kevin, Jeremy, and Steve, making their way back to the truck and van…

 

Jeremy and Kevin gearing down…

 

OO.. and me…

 

Steve S and Blake…

 

Kevin said that he had seen a spot at the edge of the ice, that the bubbles were escaping. We went gallovanting in the deep snow, and found it!

Bottom Time ~ 33 mins.
Water Temp. ~ 38
Max. Depth ~ 22′
Vis. ~ 50′

We did valve drills, inflator drills, gas switches, and air shares. When I donated my reg to Steve, it took me a second to realize that I also needed air.. as I didn’t put my back up in my mouth right away… I shook my head at myself, stuck my reg in my mouth, and because my lips were a bit frozen, I tasted a bit of the quarry…

Silly ass… Ahh well.. that’s why we do the skills…ding dong ding dong…

The vis was excellent, and we had fun.

After packing up and chatting a little, we all headed for the buffet, Buffet Des Continents!

Mmmm…. yummy! Darn special pants…

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