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Old 04-20-2011, 02:45 AM   #5326
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The first time I went cave diving was freakin' great

At low water there was a hole exposed along the Suwannee just north of Mayo

The whole was wide but not verticle enough for me to get through with my tank on

I harnessed it after I was totally in

The cave immediately opened up large enough to have driven a car through

With stalagtites and blind catfish

Two friends fed me a 1/4 inch yellow nylon line that I'd brought

A total of 200 feet

I didn't realize that the caves there already had lines in them

With little plastic arrows woven in pointing the direction out

Way Cool!
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:49 AM   #5327
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Just up river was Telford Spring

It's a great spring to first dive

About 300 feet upstream is another opening

You can enter there and just float down towards the river without stirring up any silt
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:58 AM   #5328
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They are talking about it on a cave diving forum I belong to. Apparently someone (usually a drunk college kid) dies there doing the same thing pretty much every year. The NSS-CDS is going to put a warning sign up there this weekend, but I doubt if it will help. It doesn't in any of the other caves.

I've never been there so I don't know exactly how it's set up, but it sounds like there are a couple of 20-50ft swim throughs that people like to go through, but one of them doesn't actually lead back out. Sort of like that cavern at King's Spring in Crystal River. except that one is 40 feet deep. I've seen swimmers in there too.

Not me. I've been 3/4 mile back in a cave before, but I'm always going to have (a minimum of) two big tanks full of gas as well as everything else I need to make it back out.
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:42 AM   #5329
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I hear ya

I like your saddle tanks

Keeps 'em from snagging so bad where it's hard to reach
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:40 AM   #5330
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The last pix looks like the stiff guy from Mythbusters?
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:39 AM   #5331
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:50 AM   #5332
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The last pix looks like the stiff guy from Mythbusters?
Neither one of them seem to have any Chili
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:55 AM   #5333
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You guys leave my BigStiffy out of this.

I have a feeling I may never live down the chili incident...
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:17 AM   #5334
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Showed up for chili but it had left

Where's The Chili Guy?
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:52 PM   #5335
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Check out where Ara was today

http://theoasisofmysoul.com/

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Old 04-20-2011, 07:42 PM   #5336
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Thats nothing, I am going to buy a good camera and blow Ara off like it was nothing!

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Old 04-21-2011, 05:02 AM   #5337
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:19 PM   #5338
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Got a pot of venison spaghetti sauce on

Publix had $1.87, 28 oz cans of diced tomatoes or sauce today for 39 cents each. I actually bought the tomato puree. Buy one Get one with $1 coupons on two right there with 'em.

Yesterday I spent less than twenty but got over $60 worth of groceries...

Eight pounds of mozzarella for about ten bucks

Tomorrow is pizza night and last WE we used 1.5 pounds
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:26 PM   #5339
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I make it a point to go into Publix on Thursdays

Look for the BOGOs that are sold out on items I buy and get rainchecks

Within a couple of weeks coupons will come out on those items and with both discounts they really are a deal
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