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Announcing a new Meetup for The Dive Club!
What: Andrew Georgitis of Unified Team Diving
When: Thursday, December 9, 2010 6:30 PM
Where: Ocean First Divers
3015 Bluff Street
Boulder, CO 80301
Ocean First Divers is proud to present Andrew Georgitis of Unified Team Diving to our December Social. In November 2009, the UTD Cave Diving Team explored the cenote known as “The Pit” located in Tulum, Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula.
The Pit is comprised of break-down rooms with 100’ / 30m high ceilings and walls that are 100’+ /30m+ away from the line. These rooms are actually more like massive chambers that are connected by narrow, tight passageways (known as restrictions) which then open up to even more chambers of enormous proportions. The entirety of “the Pit” is a collection of these gargantuan rooms and restrictions linking them together. The mission of the UTD Cave Diving Team was to (1) survey “the Pit,” (2) collect data for a 3D map and (3) ultimately document scientific data regarding the water quality and flow systems throughout the area. In order to meet these objectives, the team worked at depths well over 300 ft / 90m, with bottom times in excess of 2.5 hours, followed by more than seven hours of decompression obligation.
This is guaranteed to be an exciting presentation as Andrew describes the highly technical nature of planning and executing these dives to ensure the safety of all the divers involved. Please join us for our last social of 2010!
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