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Logbook Scuba Dive # 113 - VHB54

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Logbook Scuba Dive # 113 - VHB54
Date: Entry Time: Dive Time: Max. Depth:
Sat, 21-Jul-2007 09:28:00 24 minutes 38.7 metres
Dive Location: City / Island:
VHB54 The Heads, Bass Strait, VIC
Country: Dive Master:
Australia Neil Richardson
Dive Club: Dive Trip:
Bass Strait Aquatic Club (BSAC) -
Adi Costello, Dave Kelly
Dive Details:
Entry: Boat Name:  
Boat Midnight Rambler  
Start PG: Entry Time: Exit Time: End PG:
A 09:28:00 09:52:00 -
Altitude: Rep. Dive: Surface Interval:  
0 m No -  
Max. Depth:     Avg. Depth:
38.7 metres     24.37  m
  Dive Time: Deco. Dive:
  24 minutes Yes
Weather: Air Temp.: Water Temp.:  
Clear 15 °C 12 °C  
Water: Waves: Current:  
Salt No Waves No Current  
Visibility: Horizontal Vis.: Vertical Vis.:
Good Good - -  
Weight: Dive Suit: Dive Computer:
15 kg Wetsuit 7 mm Suunto Vytec DS
Equipment used on this dive:
Apeks ATX100 Regulator | Apeks ATX40 Octopus | Apollo Bio-Fin Pro | Apollo Ecodiver Dive Boots | Buddy Surface Marker Buoy | DUI Weight & Trim 2 Harness | Faber 15L Steel Cylinder | Mirage A250 Wrist Slate | Neptune Scorpion Gold 7mm SemiDry Wetsuit | Northern Diver Mini Metal Wreck Reel | Northern Diver Superstretch 2mm Neoprene Gloves | Northern Diver Thermalskin | Ocean Suits 3mm Hood | Oceanic Spinner Pointed Dive Knife | OMS Compact Quick Dump Weight Pockets | OMS Dual Bladder, Banded Wing - Rec | OMS IQ Pack BC Harness | Princeton Tec Impact XL Dive Light | Sonar Explorer Blue Silicone Mask | Suunto CB-Two-In-Line Combo Console - 1 | Suunto SK-7 Compass Wrist - 1 | Suunto Vytec DS Dive Computer | Waterborne Safety Strap - Vytec
Cylinder Set #1
Cylinder Type: Cylinder Size: Working Pressure: Supply Type:
Steel Single Cylinder 15 litres 232 bar Open Circuit (OC) Open Circuit (OC)
O2: He: Min. PPO2: Max. PPO2:
21% - - 1.4 bar
Air Air MOD: EAD: END:
56.6 m 56.6 m -
Start Pressure: End Pressure: Diff. Pressure:  
218 bar 92 bar 126 bar  
Avg. Depth: SAC Rate:    
- -    

Avg. Depth: SAC Rate:    
24.37  m 22.91 litres/min    
Gas Mixture:
Divemaster: Neil Richardson
Boat: "Midnight Rambler", Tom Wende, OzDive & Boat Charters

1st dive on the inaugural dive day of the Bass Strait Aquatic Club.

I met up with Andy Lowther, Neil Richardson, Dave Kelly and Adi Costello at Portsea. Dave had bought along a 5 litre pony cylinder with EAN54 for me courtesy of Peter Fear at The Scuba Doctor.

It was a very, very cold morning with people reporting temperatures of 5 degrees and 2 degrees. I decided to wear a jacket and beanie over my wet suit for the journey out to the Ship's Graveyard and back.

It was a long haul out to the dive site, but we couldn't have asked for better conditions. Very calm with just a slight swell rolling through and another clear winter day.

Neil and Andy buddied up and went down first. If necessary they would move the shot line onto the wreck for us. They were planning a deco dive.

About 10 minutes later, Adi, Dave and myself headed down. Our dive plan was for no deco, which would only give us about 8 minutes of bottom time.

Dave wasn't settling into the dive well, so I made sure I stuck close to him as we arrived at the bow and worked our way along the port side to the stern. Adi went down the starboard side and met back up with us at the stern. She was focusing on getting some pics with her camera. There were a lot of fish about.

We headed from the stern back to the bow down the starboard side. The outer side of the barge was mover up to half a metre in and out with the swell.

With 2 minutes of no deco time left, I headed to the shot line with Dave, ticked my name off the slate that Andy had put there and started the ascent. Soon afterwards Adi, Neil and Andy joined us on the ascent.

I did a 2 minute deep stop at 20 metres, another minute or so at 12 metres, and 3 minutes at 6 to 3 metres before surfacing.

It was a pleasant trip back in and we all met up with Tom Wende for refreshments at the Cafe between dives. Adi was able to show us some of the great pics and video she had managed to capture with her compact digital camera.

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