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mrmccoy
10-29-2010, 09:29
I have been gone for a while! Last weekend I did basic cave in sidemount in Marianna,FL. Cavern was a great class but basic cave really hooked me once we left the cavern zone. The dives started at Jackson blue then twin and hole in the wall. Our last dive was at hole in the wall and I was the lead diver. We made it to around 600ft. I dove 72's so diving 1/6's didn't give us a whole lot of penetration but we still saw a fair amount of cave. Now I just have to find time to check out more caves and larger cylinders!

LiteHedded
10-29-2010, 09:41
get yourself some 104s man

and congratulations!

mrmccoy
10-29-2010, 12:28
Thanks!

I have been looking at lp77's but will probly end up with 85's or 95's. 104's would be a little much for me right now!

navyhmc
10-29-2010, 13:56
Most excellent mrmccoy!!!I got my cavern sert up here a couple of weeks ago and look forward to a few cavern dives, though the midwest isn't near as cool.

Congrats and have some great, safe dives!

LiteHedded
10-29-2010, 15:05
go big or go home!

start doing squats and deadlifts :)

mstueven
10-29-2010, 16:34
Congrats!

Aquatrax
10-29-2010, 18:00
Nice Work McCoy!

mzbdiver
10-31-2010, 13:51
What program/ agency did you go through?

FFDiver
10-31-2010, 14:56
Congrats!!!!

mrmccoy
11-02-2010, 16:11
What program/ agency did you go through?

NSS-CDS the cert. expires in 18 months but I should be ready to go all the way to full cave by then.

mzbdiver
11-04-2010, 08:29
Very nice, Congrats!

greenwood_60
11-04-2010, 09:40
1/6th? Is that a rule of basic cave? or were they not manifolded? I'm not a cave diver.

Scuba Pete
11-04-2010, 14:28
Congrats on the cert. I think the Cave classes where probably the most fun that I have yet on a certification.

1/6ths on doubles 1/3's on single for intro to cave or basic cave or cave 1. 1/3s for full cave and the like.

mrmccoy
11-15-2010, 14:41
Yes, the overhead classes have been the best for me as well. I took cavern and basic cave about 2 weeks apart but plan to dive as much as possible in the next year(getting married in sept).