Saturday, April 6, 2024

Bonaire Tech Diving

This was a second dive launching from the house reef at Captain Don's habitat. The first went to ~400 feet in depth, but on this second dive the deeper section beyond that point turned into a very gradual slope. For anyone interested in visiting this area, I suggest something more than a base layer for thermal protection and an alternate means to access/exit the deeper sections of the strait.

Dive time: 424 minutes
Max depth: 503 feet
Water temp: 82-64 F

Sunday, September 25, 2022

LaJolla Submarine Canyon

The entry point for the dive was west of Lajolla Shores and north of the cove. The slope at this location averages 45 degrees. The pause in the descent at ~290 feet was due to warnings on my dive computer and needing to use the menu to check some values. The end location is where the wider canyon converges into one narrow branch which eventually meets up with the Scripps branch, but the bottom had a normal sandy bottom similar to other shallower locations in LaJolla.

Dive time: 149 minutes
Max depth: 517 feet
Water temp: 48-71 F

Friday, August 30, 2019

Tunacrab Invasion

This dive was done to gather information for a future dive closer to where the submarine canyon narrows but ran into a few more Tunacrabs than expected.

Dive time: 276 minutes
Max depth: 429 feet
Water temp: 59 F

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Sabak Ha - Installing line

Installing a line on the south side of Sabak Ha. It connects to the ground at 385 feet and terminates at 435.   At the end of the line, another line was encountered along the wall descending north.

Dive time: 174 minutes
Max depth: 435 feet
Water temp: 81 F

Monday, July 16, 2018

Sabak Ha Cenote

Visibility underneath the hydrogen sulfide layer seemed poor compared to the water column above.  DPV segment covers travel back to a reel connected to an open water tie off.

Dive time: 178 minutes
Max depth: 509 feet
Water temp: 82 F

Friday, January 5, 2018

Revisiting the Wakulla Room

In the last room near the end, there is another line to the left running almost parallel to the line leading into the chamber, but it terminates near the back wall.  A better video of the dive composed by Jan can be found here:

Dive time: 194 minutes
Max depth: 374 feet
Water temp: 77 F

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Otoch Ha DPV Dive

Exit portion of a DPV Cave dive at the Otoch Ha Cenote.

Dive time: 85 minutes
Max depth: 45 feet
Water temp: 76 F

TKM Restriction

Combined footage from several dives to the Blue Abyss and the TKM restriction discovered by Krzysztof Starnawski.

Dive time: 126 minutes
Max dive depth: 241 feet
Blue Abyss entrance depth: 14 feet
TKM restriction depth: 202 feet
Water temp: 76 F

Cenote Palomita

Some footage from a training dive.  Video in the later part is from a vertical restriction which opens up into a pretty large room deeper in the water column.

Dive time: 103 minutes
Max depth: 13 feet
Water temp: 76 F

Wakulla Room

3x speed descent into the Wakulla Room, the Pit Cenote, Quintana Roo, Mexico.  

Dive time: 164 minutes
Max depth: 335 feet
Water temp: 78 F