I thought that the computer transmitter had a dead battery, but I finally changed it and none of the batteries I had made it work. I even tried putting them in changing polarity. Nothing worked. So I switched from the Oceanic to the Suunto. I continued to take the Oceanic computer along on my dives, but it no longer has any tank pressure information.
Vaughn De Agrella has been wanting to begin his Divemaster course for a while now. One of the prerequisites is that he have 40 logged dives, and as of this date, he has 39.
The wind is light and out of the SSW, so the ocean is pretty flat. The air temperature is about 78 degrees. I set up my Canon 5d Mk II with a 100mm macro lens and the dome port, which is often the setup I use diving. We swam out and descended just to the West of the Jacks. Almost like I knew what I was doing, though, of course, I did not. There was a single Jack just South of where we descended. We swam a bit East and found two more, then more and more. Finally, we were on the wall.
Almaco Jack hung around for a bit, probably trying to decide how likely it was I might kill something really big so he could pick up scraps.
At 60 minutes, Vaughn signalled that he was down to 1000 psi, so we headed back. While we were still over the algae, he started using my alternate air source. We breathed my tank down to 200 psi before I called a halt to the dive and we surfaced to swim the rest of the way in.