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I'm back! Okay,don't laugh,dive report

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by tracydr, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. tracydr

    tracydr Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina, 3 miles from South Carolina
    2,730
    743
    I know. Laugh away because this is funny.
    First dive back since suffering from my bone disease in March,2013. ( multi joint avascular necrosis). Possibly caused by some light DCS, along with some complicating medical issues.
    Hubby and I are in Miami,he has a conference. Brought the dive gear and felt like we needed a check out dive before any boat dive or anything difficult. Unfortunately, can't find a boat dive tomorrow AM but we will drive up to Blue Heron bridge and dive, which I've wanted to do for years. Would love to do a night dive tomorrow night but just can't find anyone going out.
    So, dive report for today. Like I said,don't laugh!
    6 feet,39 minutes, temp 84 degrees,used 500 psi,air. :rofl3: Easiest dive,ever. Even compared to some of my pool dives,lol!
    Muck bottom on turtle grass. This was basically a bouyancy control dive!
    No signs of DCS,lol!
    But here's the cool part:
    Saw- a school of 12" long barracuda, some mangrove snappers, lots of sea urchins, a queen conch ( huge)!, and, the biggest,coolest, free swimming seahorse! An upside down jellyfish, some interesting nudibranchs, plenty of orange sponge, and lots of things I haven't yet identified.
    Everything worked, things went smoothly, no issues.
    Used my high speed new Liquidvision computer. My DSS short backplate and a polar fleece skin.
    And,yes, I will log this dive.
     
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  2. knotical

    knotical perpetual student

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Ka'u
    5,748
    826
    Laughter? - no
    Envy? - yes
    Free-swiming sea horse - way cool!

    Welcome back. So glad for you that your diving continues.
     
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  3. redacted

    redacted Guest

    welcome back

    Perhaps Southern Sennet:


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  4. tracydr

    tracydr Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina, 3 miles from South Carolina
    2,730
    743
    Could be. I didn't take my ancient camera so I only have my memory but I think they were similar to this. I don't remember so much red on the tail fin?
     
  5. Akimbo

    Akimbo Just a diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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  6. drrich2

    drrich2 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southwestern Kentucky
    8,855
    6,933
    Congrats.s, Tracy. Glad you're back.

    Richard.
     
  7. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
    10,314
    3,871
    This is no laughing matter but jealous: a free swimming sea horse!
     
  8. FinnMom

    FinnMom Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Finland
    1,724
    1,025
    A wonderful dive!

    I don't even know how many dives/year I spend simply confirming that yes, the visibility here is indeed 2' at all depths and in all locations. But what the heck, you are away from your phone, away from your customers/small children/undone chores and even getting exercise in that funky weightless environment. A dive is never a waste and barracuda and a seahorse are absolutely brilliant finds!
     
  9. tracydr

    tracydr Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina, 3 miles from South Carolina
    2,730
    743
    The sea horse was amazing. Much larger than I've ever seen before,maybe 6"? Big,fat and I saw it swimming from 3-4 feet away. We were able to follow for a long time. She would swim a bit,tie onto some grass with her tail,swim some more. This was not one of those seahorses that require a magnifying glass and X-ray vision,that's for sure!
    I'm sure our "dive" was much longer than 39 minutes but my computer only logged stuff below 5 feet.
    going to Blue Heron Bridge this AM for more creature spotting. Plan to be in slow mode again. Yesterday we covered very little ground,looking for small,cool stuff and working on bouyancy/trim,no-silt finning. Today's diving will be more of the same.
    I was so disappointed that we didn't see a manatee,though. Maybe today? That's one of the next things on my must-see while diving list. Swimming around in grass And shallow water I guess it's possible?
    For those that know the are between Miami and Lauderdale, is there a reef or structure close-in that we could do tonight as a shore,night dive? I know this is a shallow shore amd we really need a boat but with hubby's conference schedule we couldn't find anything that would work. The only trip listed for Miami that would work for our schedule was a technical dive to 150 feet. That can wait until I've been back to diving awhile and taken my AN/DP/Heliox class,which is next on my dive class list.
     
  10. bowlofpetunias

    bowlofpetunias Oh no, not again! ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Sydney Australia
    12,685
    6,147
    There is a lovely dive at Hollywood ScubaJenny calls the Yellow Brick Road. Lots to see. So glad you are getting to dive again.:hugs: The BHB.. so you get to be a BHB Troll too now. Lovely dives there. I managed to get a 3 hour dive in there a year or so ago. Did you see any batfish?
     

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