Monthly Archives: October 2011

Dive #53

 

Location: Ablahamn, Kullen, Sweden
Time down: 13:10 | Time up: 13:32| Divetime: 22 min | Max depth: 16.7 meter | Average depth: 12.0 meter
Water temp: 11° | Air used: 924 litre | SAC: 19.0 litre/min | Total divetime: 32h 03min

Dive #52

 

Location: Ablahamn, Kullen, Sweden
Time down: 10:52 | Time up: 11:39| Divetime: 47 min | Max depth: 16.4 meter | Average depth: 9.7 meter
Water temp: 11° | Air used: 2100 litre | SAC: 22.5 litre/min | Total divetime: 31h 41min


Dive #51

 

Location: Högsma Stenbrott, Sweden
Time down: 13:34 | Time up: 13:50| Divetime: 16 min | Max depth: 26.8 meter | Average depth: 15.0 meter
Water temp: 6° | Air used: 1204 litre | SAC: 30.7 litre/min | Total divetime: 30h 54min

Ended the Deep course with a recreational dive at the quarry. Went down, no reference except for the wall, which could only be seen if you pointed your torch at it. Unfortunately, my buddy got a bit heavy, so I went down to help him, but when I got down to 26 meters he had managed to get buoyancy. A bit too much buoyancy, so he went like a balloon to the surface, neither me or the instructor had any chance of reaching him. Luckily, this was at the beginning of the dive, so there was no risk of DCS.  And to be fair, it wasn’t all that exciting diving around in pitch black with nothing to see.

 

Dive #50

 

Location: Högsma Stenbrott, Sweden
Time down: 11:19 | Time up: 11:46 | Divetime: 27 min | Max depth: 36.4 meter | Average depth: 15.5 meter
Water temp: 3° | Air used: 2016 litre | SAC: 29.3 litre/min | Total divetime: 30h 38min

Third dive of the Deep Course. Now, there are not that many deep places in southern parts of Sweden, so we went to an abandoned quarry. At least 55 meters deep, cold and very very dark. New experience for me, although not very pleasant one. But at least we got deep and the certification was completed. I enjoyed 37 meters at Malta previously this summer, much much more, even if I at that point didn’t have a certification to go deeper than 30m.

 

Dive #49

 

Location: Ven, Öresund, Sweden
Time down: 14:03 | Time up: 14:25 | Divetime: 22 min | Max depth: 23.7 meter | Average depth: 14.7 meter
Water temp: 12° | Air used: 1428 litre | SAC: 26.6 litre/min | Total divetime: 30h 33min

After almost 2hrs on the surface, we did second dive of the Deep Course. This was a navigational dive and only rule was that hit needed to be deeper than 21 meters. By the way, tomorrow it will be exactly 1 year since I got my first certification. So, 49 Dives my first dive year. I am proud and pleased with myself, that I managed to dive that many dives during my first year.

 

Dive #48

 

Location: Ven, Öresund, Sweden
Time down: 12:01 | Time up: 12:19 | Divetime: 18 min | Max depth: 26 meter | Average depth: 12.7 meter
Water temp: 13° | Air used: 1204 litre | SAC: 28.9 litre/min | Total divetime: 30h 11min

First dive on my Padi Deep Course. Nothing fancy, down to 26 metres and some buoyancy check and gear check.