I was back in the water last Sunday after a long break. I made a scooter run at Alki with friends. It was a typical training dive for us; what we do in between the ‘big’ dives.
We traveled out about 3000 feet with the average depth a bit more than 100ft and a total run time of about an hour (with deco). Pretty short dive. Along the way we made deco bottle drops for ourselves and the team behind us that was planning to push quite a bit further. We also made a stage drop for them at the 3000 mark before heading home.
On the way back we ran an ‘out of air’ drill – which involves donating your breathing gas to your buddy, switching to your back-up, stowing your scooter and then getting into a tow position so the two divers can situate themselves as one long diver inline behind one scooter. We also ran some valve drills while in the shallows just before deco.
All in all a good refresher dive.