Posts Tagged 'Coolooli'

Trio Dive?

I woke up 4:45am getting ready for a first time Dive to Trio.

I got to the pick up point 10 minutes to 6am and start rigging for 6:30 pick up. 4 of us got ready and waiting for a boat and got a phone call 6:20 saying little broblem starting the boat so little late. One and half hour later boat pick us up and heading for the site. Boat suddenly slowing down near Long Reef and I thought “Trio would be further north?”, then found out the skipper decide to anchore on Coolooli instead, may be because he was late and saving time.

Anyway, we had a good dive on the Coolooli, the bucket dredge. I quite like this wreck somehow.

Oh, you might notice that there is no photo. IMy Canon drowned at the last dive at Dee Why 10 days ago. what happened to my ex-Canon? Yes, I lost around same time last year. is it coinsidence?

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Coolooli again!

coolooli

Photo from Michael McFadyen’s Scuba Diving Web Site

I realized I haven’t been diving for more than 5 weeks. Last dive was the last training dive for my DSAT Tec Deep Diver course. It actually was at Coolooli.

So I booked 2 dives on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was with my buddy AB and Sunday was with guys from my course.

Both days happened to be Coolooli again. I was expecting somewhere else on Sunday but end up the same.

But you know, I like Coolooli!

I enjoyed both dives.

So what’s next?

New Toy

Dive Rite Trio

I got new toys!

As you can see, Dive Rite NiTec Trio. This is a 3 gases switchable Dive computer. You can pre-set the 3 gases air to 99% O2 and you can switch these gases during the dive. I received it just before the last Tec Deep course training dive last week. I set one on the gauge mode as we run the dive with a table created by Deco software (V Planner) and set on as computer mode for back up.

I have set air for bottom gas and deco gases 50% and 100% (99%). We went on the wreck Coolooli and dive went well till first switching gas. The dive table I had on my arm was wrinkled and hard to read, so I was too busy concentrated for the depth and finding the correct time on the table and guess what? I totally forgot to switch gas on my new computer. When we surfaced, the computer was beeping away. I didn’t utilise new toy, did I?!!

I will use it correctly on the dive this coming Friday. See how it goes!


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