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Dive Logs for Vance Stevens
PADI open water scuba instructor #64181
Dive 427-428
April 26, 2002
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Wrecks: The Lion City and the Jasim

Diving with: Abu Dhabi Sub Aqua Club
Dive buddies: Bobbi and Ron, the experienced BSAC Instructor and PADI Asst. Instructor
Others in dive party: Alison Lutz and Ron Groom, someone and Dick Steer, Richard Wilding and Andy, Antti and Ville
Conditions: pleasantly warm
Visibility: excellent
Wetsuit combo: 5 mm farmer johns and Typhoon top
Weight:14 kg, possibly a little overweight
Diving from: Yellow Diver

My 427th Logged Dive since 1991

Dive site:
Training conducted: none, just having fun

Data from dive computer:

Interval on computer from previous dive: nil

Time down on dive computer: 10:34
Max depth: 29.7 meters
Time started up from chart: 37 min.
Dive time from computer: 45 min
Min Temp: 25° C
Nitrox 21% (normal air), maximum deco was 2 min at 3 meters

PSI/Bar in: 200
PSI/Bar out: 40 after a bit of deco

Pressure group out, from tables or wheel: n/a

Description of dive:

Very nice dive, the best I've ever seen Lion City. Ideal conditions, comfortable temperatures, bracingly chill at bottom very pleasant in a thick wetsuit. Huge barracuda all over the place, easily visible in the decent vis. Lots of Nudibranchs around, one black with yellow hem, another a large white one with orange and black trim. Circled the wreck for 15 min then made our way up to the top of the hull where we stayed another 15 min. working our way out to the bow. Started going into deco as we made our way back along the wreck topside, me peering desperately in the gloom hoping to spot the anchor line (a bit of a current, would have swept us off in a free ascent). We had come down the anchor in the sand and made our way to the boat, clearly visible at the time. Now there was just enough cloud in the water to obscure the way back, but I spotted the line and we went to it for slow 15 min ascent including a 3 min safety stop.

Surface interval: 1 hr 37 min plus 8 min of ascent time from previous dive
Pressure group at start of repetitive dive: on computer, n/a

My 428th Logged Dive since 1991

Dive site: Jasim
Training conducted: none, fun dive

Data from dive computer:

Time down on dive computer: 13:05
Max depth: 26,1 meters
Time started up from chart: 25 min
Dive time from computer: 38 min
Min Temp: 25° C
Nitrox 21% (normal air), no deco

PSI/Bar in: 200
PSI/Bar out: 70

Pressure group out, from tables or wheel: n/a

Description of dive:

Nice dive as before with excellent vis, many barracuda. The anchor was in the sand right by a swim through the wreck, and in that swim through there rested a large bull ray. He seemed not to mind divers coming around. Heard he'd been in the same place the week before, and Ron tried to stroke him. Lots of barracuda around. We swam though one part of the wreck and on the other side, there were some huge ones, picturesque through the encrusted metal. But we only did one turn around the wreck and Ron's computer was showing only 5 min of air, so we headed up the rope after a short dive. With a long ascent and 3 min safety stop, it was the correct thing to do.

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