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Dark Wolf
04-11-2009, 16:45
Nice set of dives today. Was nice to get to hang out with CRNA, neo, and maverick. Not to mention LW!!

Did two dives today, first was to 96 feet for 24 minutes. Played with bouyancy with the new steel tanks, then went over to the Cabin Cruiser and back to the line. On the way up neo and I ran into CRNA and followed him back down the line for a few minutes.

Dive number two was back down the 100' line and over to the cruiser again, but this time we (CRNA, neo, and myself) went past in search of the dog house. Vis was very low on this dive and got worse the farther North we went and the deeper we got. CRNA ended up shooting a bag and we followed that up for a while. Came across a cable leading up and neo and I followed that while CRNA continued. At that point I saw that neo's LP hose was leaking at the first stage, so we isolated his tanks and shut down that post. We finished our ascent and met up with CRNA at the entrance ramp. Ended up with 27 minutes and a max depth of 112.

All in all a great day for diving and hanging out with friends! Was good to see you all again!!


04-11-2009, 17:28
True story, great dives, great weather, and "okay'' company! Ha ha jk.

I really enjoyed my new gear... I did need a good set of fins so talked to John and gave me a good deal on a set of Turtle Fins($100).

Gear needs a little tinkering but over felt comfortable . I dove LP 108's, felt a little head heavy on my first dive, but my shoulder harness came loose some how. Fixed it, then I blew an O-Ring on my low pressure hose on the second dive. Thanks for looking out DW. I couldn't hear it at all. No telling how long it was like that either. Learned a lot on these dive.

Its always a fun dive with DW. I did dive with CRNA for the first time and I look forward to many more dives with both DW and CRNA. To bad Maverick couldn't his ears to cooperate with him, but he got a good dive in.

DW and I will be diving tomorrow feel free to come join!

04-12-2009, 11:43
So how is the viz and water temp at Oronogo? Was in St. Louis over the weekend and stopped by The Dive Stop (New Melle). Didn't do any diving but was amazed the the viz seemed to be very clear - maybe 20+ feet at the surface.


04-12-2009, 15:41
Viz was good at the Cabin Cruiser 15ish... at 113 it was 5-10ft. the temp was in the 50's.

Dark Wolf
04-12-2009, 18:17
Another good dive today. We dropped down the 100' line and went North to the Cabin Cruiser. Then back to the down line. From there we went past the entrances to the Doors and followed the road up. Went to the plane, car pile, etc. Took the "Long Tour" and worked on trim and bouyancy. I am feeling much more comfortable with the new steel tanks. Then sat around and talked with John and Regina for a little while. Fun day!


04-12-2009, 21:07
Sounded like you had a good day :). Is 96 feet deep or not?

Dark Wolf
04-12-2009, 21:13
Lol. Well, depends on the person!! :)


04-12-2009, 21:14
How diffinative :P

04-12-2009, 21:27
I know few guys who regularly dive 160 but I wont mention names. But they know who they are!

04-12-2009, 21:43
Good to know

04-12-2009, 21:51
96ft is a good dive in my opinion... but its nothing to underestimate

04-12-2009, 22:15
cool, so was it fun?

04-12-2009, 23:16
Gone to bed or something? :P

04-13-2009, 01:55
Easter and day before dives


Diving CRNA

Dark Wolf

Maverick getting ready for the ladies!

What a view!

DW's and My gear

DW's setup

Dark Wolf
04-13-2009, 06:06
Yes, they were very good dives. Thanks for the pics, neo.


04-13-2009, 06:10
Neo, never give me crap about my LP121 again!:smiley36:

Those things are about the same size: Huge! And Heavy!

Looks good.

fire diver
04-13-2009, 08:40
Holy crap Neo, those tanks are as big as you are!

04-13-2009, 11:20
my back hurts just looking at it

04-13-2009, 14:49
Well its mostly my legs from walking that hill... anyone who has dove Oronogo can relate!

04-13-2009, 15:12
Any slope hurts my legs... no equipment, just lazy

04-14-2009, 05:20
I'll let you know next weekend when I take my 119's to Oronogo.

Dark Wolf
04-14-2009, 21:15
You going to be there on Sunday, hmc? I will not be able to make it Saturday, but will be there Sunday.


04-14-2009, 22:08
Geoff, it is weird to see you in "my" drysuit. LOL

04-14-2009, 22:14
Yes it fits me so well, and I like it

04-15-2009, 01:23
You going to be there on Sunday, hmc? I will not be able to make it Saturday, but will be there Sunday.


Barring any new illnesses, I will be there at opening on Sunday.

04-15-2009, 01:45
I'll be out there dunno if I can dive or not