Monthly Archives: January 2011

Dive #18


Location: Tussan, Arild, Sweden

Time down: 14:45 | Time up: 15:18 | Divetime: 33 min | Max depth: 8.3 meter | Average depth: 6.4 meter
Water temp: 1° | Air used: 1120 litre | SAC: 20.7 litre/min | Total divetime: 7h 54
min

Second dive of the day. More practice and well, not very exciting dive actually. But some more time to log. Went back to the car and tried to get it up the hill, but that was a big no-no. Now I need to get hold of some snow chains, if I going get my car up that “#€%&/”-hill. (The temperature was rising, so the snow and ice was melting. The day after, I purchased a pair of snow chains and drove the car up the hill with ease).

Dive #17


Location: Tussan, Arild, Sweden

Time down: 12:22 | Time up: 13:00 | Divetime: 38 min | Max depth: 10.7 meter | Average depth: 5.1 meter
Water temp: 3° | Air used: 1316 litre | SAC: 22.9 litre/min | Total divetime: 7h 21
min

After trying to get down to the original dive site and abandoning my car, that got stuck in the snow…(sigh). We went to a much more simpler dive site to reach. Not as fun as the original place (Ransvik), but a dive nevertheless. A few OW-students looked very sceptical over going into the water, it was chilling in the air, and even more so in the water. They went in just before we did, and when we surfaced, 38 minutes later, they where already halfway in getting out of their drysuits. The dive itself, was an okay dive, nothing fancy and I continued to practice on the buoyancy and trim using only my drysuit. After a 1 hour and 44 minutes of hot dog stuffing and coffee drinking, it was time to return to the water for the second dive. The students from the dive school looked at us with their faces full of scepticism. – Are you going back into the water???

Dive #16


Location: Ablaham, Kullaberg, Sweden

Time down: 15:53 | Time up: 16:28 | Divetime: 35 min | Max depth: 16.9 meter | Average depth: 11.8 meter
Water temp: 1° | Air used: 1680 litre | SAC: 22.0 litre/min | Total divetime: 6h 43
min

Second dive of the day, had to borrow a single 15 litre tank, since I only had 125 BAR left and didn’t want to feel restricted by the amount of air (now in the aftermath, I would have ended the dive with roughly 5 BAR, which of course is pushing the envelope a bit too far. Had some trouble mounting the single tank onto my wing, with the straps, but eventually got it. Took a swim at the surface to get some deep underneath, then dropped right down to 10 metres. Went out even further, to an vertical drop of six metres. Ended up, 17 metres below surface, with 0.5 metres of visibility, thank god I brought my torch. My buddy signalled “swim close” due to the poor visibility and well, even then, we could almost just see the light from each others torches. After some time with absolutely nothing to see we started to ascend. I felt very light due to the fact that I switched from 2x7x300 BAR to 1x15x200 BAR and had just added an extra kilo of lead. So, the ascent to the surface went a little too quickly. My buddy help me, and we got hold of a rock to help maintain buoyancy.

After the safety stop at 7 metres, the ascend to the surface, went a little bit too fast, even though my buddy tried his best to hold me down. 12 m/s in ascend speed and a little above max time for “direct ascend” according to the dive table, but not according to the computer. So, as I am still a “table diver” rather than a “computer diver” I was a little bit worried, but at least we made a safety stop and it was also last dive of the day, so lots of time to vent out the nitrogen.

Dive #15

Location: Ablaham, Kullaberg, Sweden
Time down: 13:31 | Time up: 14:06 | Divetime: 35 min | Max depth: 17.5 meter | Average depth: 11.3 meter
Water temp: 1° | Air used: 1778 litre | SAC: 23.8 litre/min | Total divetime: 6h 08
min

First dive in 2011. Dive site was really slippery and the staircase down was completely covered in snow and ice. But, if you wanna dive, that is the only way down there. It was my first dive here at this very dramatic dive site. Kullaberg is a ridge, and it continues below surface. So, a lot of rocks and walls. Gets fairly deep fast as well. Ocean floor levels out at approx 25 metres. Great dive, it was really cold above the thermocline. It got a few degrees warmer beneath it, but the visibility got worse. Going back up, it was rather a chock to ascend back into the cold water, but great visibility, almost like diving in an aquarium.