Wakulla, 2000-06-24, Jablonski, Irvine

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Wakulla, 2000-06-24, Jablonski, Irvine

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Date 2000-06-24
Site Wakulla
Team George and JJ
Objective Evaluate lead at 14K
Logistics Five scooters, HID, breathers, Mini-Mee scooter cam
Bottom Time 370min
Maximum Depth 300
Results Extreme success. A small lead at 14k opened up into cave that is at least as big as anything in Wakulla with additional leads everywhere. Additionally the cave is trending in the right direction with promising leads heading toward Leon Sinks. The cave looks notably different than the rest of Wakulla with numerous collapse features (sinkholes that do not reach the surface). This dive included filming from 14k to 17k and back to 14k. Footage contains exploration and mapping.

Wakulla, 2000-06-24, Baxter, Gol, Hunsucker, Landon, Mee

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Wakulla, 2000-06-24, Baxter, Gol, Hunsucker, Landon, Mee

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Date 2000-06-24
Site Wakulla Springs
Team Billy Baxter Jonathan Gol Scott Hunsucker Scott Landon Bill Mee
Objective Clean up scooters, drive bottles, and unusable safety bottles from 3500 feet in A tunnel.
Logistics Double stage and tow scooter.
Bottom Time 50
Maximum Depth 275
Results Successfully retrieved two scooters, and an extensive number of rebreather drive bottles and unusable safety bottles.

Wakulla, 2000-06-23, Landon, Lennon, MacElhannon

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Wakulla, 2000-06-23, Landon, Lennon, MacElhannon

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Date 2000-06-23
Site Wakulla Springs
Team Scott Landon, David Lennon, Skip MacElhannon
Objective Check system conditions to 2200 feet in A tunnel for next day’s operation.
Logistics Single stage with tow scooter. No backgas used.
Bottom Time 25
Maximum Depth 288
Results Checked visibility in A tunnel and at the D/F entrance. Checked visibility past 2200 drop out to the Lamar bottle to ensure that clear cave was not only a function of D tunnel flow.

Wakulla, 2000-06-10, LeVake, Lennon

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Wakulla, 2000-06-10, LeVake, Lennon

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Date 2000-06-10
Site Wakulla
Team LeVake, Lennon
Objective Drop 190 bottle, replace flow sensor
Logistics Single stage, one scooter per diver.
Bottom Time 20 minutes
Maximum Depth 199 FFW
Results Dropped the 190 stage at the first 190 drop. Removed the old flow sensor and replaced it with the new one. None of the hardware was corroded. We noticed an unusually large number of eels present in the deep cavern/cave entrance zone.

Wakulla, 2000-06-10, Landon, Koritz, Jackson

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Wakulla, 2000-06-10, Landon, Koritz, Jackson

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Date 2000-06-10
Site Wakulla Springs
Team Scott Landon, Terry Koritz, Greg Jackson
Objective Place 6 bottles (4 safety and 2 rebreather drive) at 4500 feet in K tunnel for Jablonski and Irvine. Also, place 2 42AH scooters at the same location for Jablonski and Irvine.
Logistics Used double stage and no backgas riding 33AH Gavin scooters and towing a backup scooter.
Bottom Time 50 on Gas
Maximum Depth 296
Results Successfully completed objectives with no problems during dive or during decompression.

Wakulla, 2000-06-04, Irvine, Porceddu

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Wakulla, 2000-06-04, Irvine, Porceddu

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Date 2000-06-04
Site Wakulla Springs
Team Irvine, Porceddu
Objective Check visibility out A tunnel and check the survey from D tunnel back to the entrance.
Logistics single stage, double scooter, the usual gasses for 300, 190, 120, 70, and oxygen.
Bottom Time 26 min.
Maximum Depth 292′
Results Rode out A tunnel which had wall to wall vis all the way past D tunnel. On the way we checked L tunnel (clear), F tunnel (clear), D tunnel, and on the way back we checked E tunnel as well as C and B tunnel. Only B is showing any flow. A is siphoning from B on back. Cave is ready for exploration. The line installed by the USDCT was not knotted so we had to survey Exley