Monthly Archives: August 2014

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Location: Ormestad, Gullmarn, Sweden
Time down: 17:53 | Time up: 19:10 | Divetime: 77 min | Max depth: 61.2 meter | Average depth: 22.3 meter
Water temp: 7° | O² used: 200 litre | Dil used: 320 litre | Total RB divetime: 108h 48min

Certification Dive on RAID RB 65 Deco course. Great dive, spotted both a Norway Redfish (Sebastes viviparus) and a few Lithodes maja. Great dive that went pretty smooth until I relized that there was some heavy current at the surface when I deployed my SMB from 21m. The line was in a 45 degree angle to the surface, so it took some effort to swim around the wall, into the bay where the current settled. Spent 23 minutes in deco at 6 meters. I now have 106 Open Water Rebreather dives with a total divetime of 101 hours, counting OW time.

Dive #173

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Location: Ormestad, Gullmarn, Sweden
Time down: 11:04 | Time up: 12:05 | Divetime: 61 min | Max depth: 61.0 meter | Average depth: 22.0 meter
Water temp: 7° | O² used: 188 litre | Dil used: 280 litre | Total RB divetime: 107h 31min

Fifth OW Dive on RAID RB 65 Deco course. Not many drills on this time, it was time to get deep and with a max deco time of 15 minutes, it was also a short dive. Did 7 min at 60m before ascending in a controlled rate, keeping the deco within the limits. Ended up doing a deco at 6 meters for 15 minutes.

Dive #172

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Location: Fossen, Gullmarn, Sweden
Time down: 17:15 | Time up: 18:02 | Divetime: 47 min | Max depth: 43.0 meter | Average depth: 17.5 meter
Water temp: 10° | O² used: 32 litre | Dil used: 280 litre | Total RB divetime: 106h 30min

Fourth OW Dive on RAID RB 65 Deco course. This was a bailout dive. So not much use of the breather on my back. We went down to 43m, did a couple of drills and then I bailed out. Coming up to 21 meters for the gas switch to 50% and finally reaching 6m for the final gas switch to oxygen.

Dive #171

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Location: Skår, Gullmarn, Sweden
Time down: 11:46 | Time up: 12:57 | Divetime: 71 min | Max depth: 37.0 meter | Average depth: 15.8 meter
Water temp: 11° | O² used: 130 litre | Dil used: 320 litre | Total RB divetime: 105h 43min

Third OW Dive on RAID RB 65 Deco course. This dive was a practice dive on a ascent with the oxygen turned off, so a lot of diluent flushes on the way up. Also I had to run the breather as an O2 breather from 6m. A great dive in terms of understanding pO2 behaviour during an ascent.

Dive #170

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Location: Alsbäck, Gullmarn, Sweden
Time down: 18:40 | Time up: 19:42 | Divetime: 62 min | Max depth: 39.2 meter | Average depth: 18.0 meter
Water temp: 9° | O² used: 80 litre | Dil used: 260 litre | Total RB divetime: 104h 32min

Second OW Dive on RAID RB 65 Deco course. A bit deeper and new drills to do and to show that you are in control of.

Dive #169

Alsbäck

Location: Alsbäck, Gullmarn, Sweden
Time down: 13:55 | Time up: 15:23 | Divetime: 88 min | Max depth: 30.0 meter | Average depth: 17.1 meter
Water temp: 11° | O² used: 180 litre | Dil used: 140 litre | Total RB divetime: 103h 30min

First OW dive on the RAID RB 65m Deco course. new divesite, but that really didn’t matter, as I was focused on the different drills that went on for about 75 min of the dive. Great weather.