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    Jackson Blue Trip Report - Pics

    My friend Brian and I got back from JB last night.

    Had a good couple of days scootering JB.


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    Saturday included staging an AL80 at 2,000' just outside Rabbit Hole. This cylinder would act as our mid-point bailout should we need it, and we left it in the for weekend.

    Dive 1 - We scootered back and dropped the AL80 at 2,000', and staged our scooters there too. From there, we swam up Rabbit Hole, past the Stoplight, though the Trash Room to Stage Rock at 2,600'. Viz was a little dusty starting at 1,700', and stayed that way through the Trash Room. We turned the dive at Stage Rock, exited via Rabbit Hole, grabbed the scooters, and scootered out.

    Dive 2 - After changing/charging scooter batteries, we started our way back. At 600ft, I noticed water in my loop. We stopped and I dumped it into the scrubber (like I have a choice ;) ). After the second breakdown room, near 1,200', I had water again. I stopped and dumped it. We continued to 1,900', at which point the 3 "Oh Shit" rule applied - I had to dump loop water again, so I turned the dive. I wasn't especially worried since I was carrying more than enough bailout for myself, plus my buddy was carrying enough OC gas to get 6 divers out :D

    Once we got back, I kept the scrubber upright. The first thing I did was a negative test, which it failed with an audible leak from the OPV. I tapped the OPV a few times thinking there was some grit in it, and this stopped the leaking. The positive also failed with the same problem.

    I removed the bov and had a *bunch* of water in the exhale side (not normal spit). I pulled the scrubber apart by sliding the can plus the internal retainer so that I could see how much water was in the bottom. It had overflowed the edge of the scrubber bottom :yikes: . Upon inspection of the sorb, it had turned to soup - Especially the sorb that was on bottom of the can when I'm trimmed out - It stuck to the walls of the can.

    Day 2

    Dive 1 - After a thorough cleaning and reassembly, the unit held a negative and positve (for 10 min), so I was satisfied that I had removed all the grit.

    We scootered back to stage rock at 2,600' - Rabbit Hole being a very fun place to scooter :D . We dropped the scooters, then started swimming, with Brian turning the dive once he hit thirds.

    As we came back with the scooters, we picked them up and scootered out. Total dive time: 120mins.

    Dive 2 - Since our first dive was pretty lengthy, we decided to just scooter to 2,000' and pick up the AL80 we had satged there the day before, and scootered straight back out. At 600', I started getting water in the rig. This time, I had Brian tap ont he OPV as I overpressured it. After 2 attempts, this slowed the water down some, but not completely. We made it to 2,000', grab the stage and headed out.

    On our way out, we saw Matt (sUpErBuGmAn), and had him try to get some pics. That turned into a CF (not Matt's fault - More a logistics problem :D ).

    All in all, we had a great couple of days. Now I just need to figure out why the OPV is having these problems.




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    Re: Jackson Blue Trip Report - Pics

    Nice pictures! Yet another place i have to see before i drown..

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