Cancún – Deep Dive

On a family vacation to Cancún, Mexico, Jim and I went Scuba diving using a local “dive shop”. This dive shop consisted of a shack down the beach from our hotel. The Dive guides were a couple of kids that were about 15 and a small whale boat maybe 20′ long. There was one other divers in the boat but he did not seem to have any experience. We were given the option of a shallow or a deep dive. We opted for one of each. That was just one mistake in the chain.
They took us out near the channel between Isla Mujeres and Cancún on the Carribean side. The cost was $48 + 20% tax for a 2 tank, 2 dive trip. We dropped over the side with one of the boys leaving the other boy in the boat with the other customer from Dallas who did not see to have a clue. We dropped down about 45′ and found ourselve smack dab in the middle of a 10 knot current. We finally go down to the bottom where the current was disrupted by the coral heads. The visibility was great. You could see all the way to the surface and 50′ in every directions.

We got about 30 minutes of bottom time before the boy from the dive shop came around to head us back to the boat. Instead of going around the coral head he went over it, hand over hand. I did not have any gloves so Jim and I had to kick our way against the current. We swam up to a rope that was hanging from the boat. We grabbed on to the rope and it felt like we were being dragged behind a moving boat but it was just the current. We returned to the boat for a lunch on the boat

Max Depth:

60

Avg Depth:

45

Air Temperature:

87

Water Temp at Surface:

82

Water Temp at Depth:

80

Pressure In:
Pressure Out:

400

Visibility Horizontal:

50

Visibility Vertical:

50

Weight:

12

Blue Lagoon – OWII Final Checkout Dive

Retuned to first boat and swam through interior. Returned to surface and then to shore when ran out of air. Used underwater tablet for first time.

In: 4:36 PM
Out: 5:00 PM
Rep Group: E-G

Max Depth:

30

Avg Depth:

20

Air Temperature:

82

Water Temp at Surface:

72

Water Temp at Depth:

70

Pressure In:
Pressure Out:

400

Visibility Horizontal:

15

Visibility Vertical:

20

Weight:

Blue Lagoon – OWII Checkout Dive 4

Choose a point on the surface and swim to it under water using compass. Found platform underwater and continued on same line to boat. I took compass and returned successfully on same line to origin.

In: 4:15 PM
Out: 4:36 PM
Rep Group: B-E

Max Depth:

30

Avg Depth:

20

Air Temperature:

82

Water Temp at Surface:

72

Water Temp at Depth:

70

Pressure In:
Pressure Out:

900

Visibility Horizontal:

15

Visibility Vertical:

20

Weight:

Blue Lagoon – OWII Checkout Dive 3

Used a lift bag to raise old steel tank with buddy ‘Ian’, taking turns lifting and lowering it and moving it closer to shore. The tank was left in 20′ of water.In: 4:00 PM
Out: 4:15 PM
Rep Group: A-G

Max Depth:

30

Avg Depth:

20

Air Temperature:

82

Water Temp at Surface:

72

Water Temp at Depth:

70

Pressure In:
Pressure Out:

2000

Visibility Horizontal:

15

Visibility Vertical:

20

Weight:

Blue Lagoon – OW I Checkout Dive 2

Poor visibility but worked on underwater mapping using a compass at the Blue Lagoon. Equipment: wet suit and compass,
In: 5:00 PM
Out: 5:30 PM
Rep Group D-G
Max Depth:

30

Avg Depth:

20

Air Temperature:

72

Water Temp at Surface:

72

Water Temp at Depth:

68

Pressure In:
Pressure Out:

400

Visibility Horizontal:

10

Visibility Vertical:

10

Weight:

20

Blue Lagoon – OWII Checkout Dive 2

Poor visibility but worked on underwater mapping using a compass at the Blue Lagoon. Equipment: wet suit and compass

In: 5:00 PM
Out: 5:30 PM
Rep Group: D-G

Max Depth:

30

Avg Depth:

20

Air Temperature:

72

Water Temp at Surface:

72

Water Temp at Depth:

68

Pressure In:
Pressure Out:

400

Visibility Horizontal:

10

Visibility Vertical:

10

Weight:

Blue Lagoon – OW I Checkout Dive 1

This was my second checkout dive for my Open Water I certification back to Blue Lagoon This dive was mainly an excursion but I did do some compass work and practices emergency ascent, buddy breathing, and mask clear. Equipment: Wet Suit, 20# weights
The Blue Lagoon is an old quary of some sort that has been filled with sunken boats and other obstacles for divers. It is no deeper than 30-40 foot deep anywhere in the lagoon. The bottom is a fine silt that can get stirred up easily. Arriving early in the morning is best for visibility as long as you stay away from the bottom.

The Blue Lagoon is an old quary of some sort that has been filled with sunken boats and other obstacles for divers. It is no deeper than 30-40 foot deep anywhere in the lagoon. The bottom is a fine silt that can get stirred up easily. Arriving early in the morning is best for visibility as long as you stay away from the bottom.

In: 5:00 PM
Out: 5:30 PM
Rep Group: A-G

Max Depth:

30

Avg Depth:

20

Air Temperature:

72

Water Temp at Surface:

72

Water Temp at Depth:

68

Pressure In:
Pressure Out:

1400

Visibility Horizontal:

10

Visibility Vertical:

10

Weight:

20

Blue Lagoon – OWII Checkout Dive 1

PThis was my second checkout dive for my Open Water I certification back to Blue Lagoon This dive was mainly an excursion but I did do some compass work and practices emergency ascent, buddy breathing, and mask clear. Equipment: Wet Suit, 20# weights

The Blue Lagoon is an old quary of some sort that has been filled with sunken boats and other obstacles for divers. It is no deeper than 30-40 foot deep anywhere in the lagoon. The bottom is a fine silt that can get stirred up easily. Arriving early in the morning is best for visibility as long as you stay away from the bottom.

The Blue Lagoon is an old quary of some sort that has been filled with sunken boats and other obstacles for divers. It is no deeper than 30-40 foot deep anywhere in the lagoon. The bottom is a fine silt that can get stirred up easily. Arriving early in the morning is best for visibility as long as you stay away from the bottom.

In: 5:00 PM
Out: 5:30 PM
Rep Group: A-G

Max Depth:

30

Avg Depth:

20

Air Temperature:

72

Water Temp at Surface:

72

Water Temp at Depth:

68

Pressure In:
Pressure Out:

1400

Visibility Horizontal:

10

Visibility Vertical:

10

Weight:

Lake Travis – OW I Checkout Dive 4

Checkout dive excursion on Lake Travis
In: 11:15 AM
Out: 11:45 AM
Rep Group: D-G
Max Depth:

30

Avg Depth:

20

Air Temperature:

80

Water Temp at Surface:

65

Water Temp at Depth:

59

Pressure In:
Pressure Out:

500

Visibility Horizontal:

10

Visibility Vertical:

10

Weight:

Lake Travis – OW I Checkout Dive 3

Checkout dive with mask clear, buddy breathe, and free ascent practice. Wet Suit with 20# weight,
In: 10:45 AM
Out: 11:15 AM
Rep Group: A-D
Max Depth:

30

Avg Depth:

20

Air Temperature:

80

Water Temp at Surface:

65

Water Temp at Depth:

59

Pressure In:
Pressure Out:

500

Visibility Horizontal:

10

Visibility Vertical:

10

Weight:

20