He did not quite understand keeping it neutral all the way up, but he did control the speed and make a slow, safe ascent. Then as long as we were there, I had Vaughn set it up and raise the tire. I took pictures.
Then we swam back to the beach. Luis joined up just past the Ledge. We had gotten set quite a bit South and I made some correction for current set, but we ended up at the Lost Knoll, so I adjusted some more and we ended up right in front of the Tower. It was a warm dive, all that swimming.
We had a fairly long surface interval, but it was not long enough to dry out the gear. Putting on cold, wet gear for a second dive proved to be too much for Charles, who packed his gear and took off. Vaughn, Luis and I toughed it out and had a really nice dive.
We found a Nurse Shark under the Eastern ledge of the Knoll and a Red Grouper who had a fish hook stuck holding its mouth open. These anglers create such pain and suffering. Really makes me want to hook them and drag them down I-95 for a few hundred miles at 70 mph.