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Logbook Scuba Dive # 279 - Blairgowrie Pier

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Logbook Scuba Dive # 279 - Blairgowrie Pier
Date: Entry Time: Dive Time: Max. Depth:
Sun, 04-Jul-2010 13:37:00 52 minutes 6.1 metres
Dive Location: City / Island:
Blairgowrie Pier Port Phillip Bay, VIC
Country: Dive Master:
Australia -
Dive Shop: Dive Trip:
- -
Heather Bertrand
Dive Details:
Entry: Boat Name:  
Shore -  
Start PG: Entry Time: Exit Time: End PG:
A 13:37:00 14:29:00 -
Altitude: Rep. Dive: Surface Interval:  
0 m No -  
Max. Depth:     Avg. Depth:
6.1 metres     3.66  m
  Dive Time: Deco. Dive:
  52 minutes No
Weather: Air Temp.: Water Temp.:  
Cloudy 16 °C 11 °C  
Water: Waves: Current:  
Salt No Waves No Current  
Visibility: Horizontal Vis.: Vertical Vis.:
Good Good - -  
Weight: Dive Suit: Dive Computer:
6 kg Wetsuit 7 mm Suunto Vytec DS
Equipment used on this dive:
Apeks XTX200 Regulator - Twin Primary | Apeks XTX200 Regulator - Twin Secondary | Apollo Bio-Fin Pro | Buddy Surface Marker Buoy | DUI Weight & Trim 2 Harness | Faber T1 12.2L Steel Cylinder | Faber T2 12.2L 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 | OMS 300 bar Rotating Cross Bar Manifold | OMS Aluminium Backplate - Tech | OMS Dual Bladder, Banded Wing - Tech | OMS Dual Cylinder Bands | OMS Silicone Necklace Secondary - Tech | OMS Submersible Pressure Gauge | OMS VEGA K2 LED Flashlight | Performance Diver Multi Purpose Boots | Sonar Explorer Aqua Silicone Mask | Suunto SK-7 Compass Wrist - 1 | Suunto Transmitter - Tech | Suunto Vytec DS Dive Computer | Waterborne Safety Strap - Vytec
Cylinder Set #1
Cylinder Type: Cylinder Size: Working Pressure: Supply Type:
Steel Twin Cylinders 12.2 litres 232 bar Open Circuit (OC) Open Circuit (OC)
O2: He: Min. PPO2: Max. PPO2:
32% - - 1.4 bar
33.7 m 27.7 m -
Start Pressure: End Pressure: Diff. Pressure:  
126 bar 74 bar 52 bar  
Avg. Depth: SAC Rate:    
- -    

Avg. Depth: SAC Rate:    
3.66  m 8.93 litres/min    
Gas Mixture:
Nitrox 32%
Check dive with Heather Bertrand and Clare.

The time had come to stop switching configurations from recreational to technical diving using my OMS IQ Pack based setup. Peter Fear at The Scuba Doctor and myself determined I now needed a separate technical diving setup.

We put together an OMS Continuous Weave Harness and OMS Aluminium Backplate. Moved the bands on my dual cylinder 12 litre Fabers down so that I might be able to reach the valves.

Heather and Clare had also made changes to their kit in preparation for their upcoming trip to Scapa Flow in Scotland.

We went to Blaigowrie so we could all do check dives and drills with changed equipment.

I was only just weighted enough to get down. I could reach the valve knobs and do shutdown drills. But I was trimmed very top heavy and kept doing headstands all of the time. However, later in the dive at about 5 metres deep, something changed and from then on I was okay.

I found the harness very uncomfortable. It cut into my shoulders, chest and side. Time to consider something different.

Dive Profile for Dive # 279

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