Indian Spring, 2000-03-19, Moore, Kulish, Sweetin

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Indian Spring, 2000-03-19, Moore, Kulish, Sweetin

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Date 2000-03-19
Site Indian
Team Jerry Moore, Steve Kulish, David Sweetin
Objective First dive at Indian for new team members. Equipment mod/assay, swim dive downstream
Logistics Single stage
Bottom Time 58 min
Maximum Depth 140 ft
Results Basin vis still poor, but improved over prior dives. Less surface algae present and homogenious water temp suggest cave may not have been siphoning. Downstream vis was clear. Gravid troglophiles evident, as well as a thriving mussel population.

Wakulla, 2000-03-18, Armantrout, Deschamps, Lais

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Wakulla, 2000-03-18, Armantrout, Deschamps, Lais

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Date 2000-03-18
Site Wakulla
Team Armantrout, Deschamps, and Lais
Objective Deliver 2 safeties each to the 3500 drop. Continue familiarizing Lais and Deschamps with the first 3500 feet of A-tunnel.
Logistics Double stage each, one two scooter. Dropped first stage bottle at 2200 drop.
Bottom Time 36 minutes
Maximum Depth 283
Results Each diver transported 2 safeties to the 3500 drop. A-Tunnel visibility was clear up to the Lamar Bottle, but quickly reduced to 20-30 feet out to the 3500 drop.

Wakulla, 2000-03-06, Jablonski, Irvine

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Wakulla, 2000-03-06, Jablonski, Irvine

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Date 2000-03-06
Site Wakulla Springs
Team Jarod Jablonski and George Irvine
Objective Pull old safety bottles out to 6,500 and replace with new bottles. Check cave and flow conditions.
Logistics Halcyon Rebreather, single drive bottle, towed safeties, tripple scooters.
Bottom Time 130 min
Maximum Depth 296
Results Dive went without incident and was very successful. Basin visibility is very clear as are early sections of cave. Back regions of the cave are low to moderate vis reaching as poor as about 10′. Next effort will include work beyond 10,000′ with safeties and new side leads.

Wakulla, 2000-03-04, Werner, Cole

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Wakulla, 2000-03-04, Werner, Cole

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Date 2000-03-04
Site Wakulla Springs
Team Werner, Cole
Objective Move safeties from 3500 to 4800. Remove empties from 6500 and 4800 for reloading.
Logistics Halcyon Rebreather, single drive bottle, tripple scooter
Bottom Time 130
Maximum Depth 280
Results Moved 3500 bottles out to 6500. Removed empties from 6500 & 4800. Checked pressure on remaining depot bottles. Visibility varied but improving. Additional bottom time on Halcyon RB beneficial given upcoming schedule.

Wakulla , 2000-03-04, McKinlay, Jackson, Hunsucker, Deschamps

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Wakulla , 2000-03-04, McKinlay, Jackson, Hunsucker, Deschamps


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Date 2000-03-04
Site Wakulla Springs
Team McKinlay, Jackson, Hunsucker, Deschamps
Objective Move drive scooters and safety bottles from entrance and 2200 depot to 3500 depot
Logistics Double stage – 10/50 Trimix, Backup Gavins
Bottom Time 50
Maximum Depth 280
Results Visibility was 50ft in the main tunnel to 2200. Several pockets of dark water intermixed with clear, blue water farther out near 3500 depot. Team picked up all but 3 bottles at 2200 and moved to 3500 along with several drive scooters for RB teams. Checked existing safeties and removed those with low pressure. Slow pace but productive and without incident.

Wakulla, 2000-03-04, LeVake, MacElhannon

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Date 2000-03-04
Site Wakulla
Team Nanci LeVake, Skip MacElhannon
Objective 190 bottle drop. Check line from 120 to 190, replace if necessary. Remove all but main line.
Logistics Single stage, one scooter each.
Bottom Time 40 minutes
Maximum Depth 225
Results Visibility was excellent in the basin and the cave. Found continuous line in good condition from ~70 feet down past the 190 drop and on into the cave. We cut out all other lines from the 120 drop to the 190 drop and removed them from the cave.

Wakulla, 2000-03-04, Landon, Baxter, Lais

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Wakulla, 2000-03-04, Landon, Baxter, Lais


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Date 2000-03-04
Site Wakulla
Team Landon, Baxter, Lais
Objective Deposit two safety bottles each at the 2200 depot, and remove old bottles. Also, Casey wanted us to pick up the line on the floor between B-C junction and L tunnel and run it closer to the ceiling.
Logistics Single scooter, single stage of 10/50 trimix, and one tow scooter.
Bottom Time 30
Maximum Depth 283
Results Each team member dropped two safeties at the 2200 drop. We also pulled out five old bottles. The line between B-C junction and L tunnel was lifted from the floor and run closer to the ceiling.