Ric got to my apartment at 7:30 am. Weather was excellent: virtually no wind under clear blue skies. We loaded up and headed to the beach only to find that there was an Ironman Triathalon in progress and the parking lot was closed. Drove to the State Park and actually got in, but they were closed for the triathalon, as well and we had to leave. So I went North of Commercial looking for the vacant lot Sue Chalmers and I parked in to dive, but it was fenced off. So we parked at the lot on Oakland Park Blvd and walked into the water from there.
The area was shallow. We swam on the surface over sand at 17 feet then a short but interesting boulder pile then some more sand then a 10 ft flat reef and finally some 20-24 ft water. We descended and executed our ascents: first the alternate air source ascent and then the CESA. Ric did fine, but it was from only 22 feet. Then we surfaced.
Water temperature was 75 degrees, dive time was 47 minutes; consumption was 26.40 psi/minute at an average depth of 17 feet; SAC rate was 17.43 psi/minute on an aluminum 80.
We just floated in the clam ocean for 10 minute surface interval, then descended, worked through the skills and swam back to the beach. Not a lot of life and pretty shallow water.
Water temperature was 75 degrees, dive time was 58 minutes; consumption was 27.09 psi/minute at an average depth of 16 feet; SAC rate was 18.24 psi/minute on an aluminum 80.