Eric Stewart: SCUBA Dive Log

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I started SCUBA diving in 1999, taking the basic "open water" classes in a couple of weekends. In the time since, I've taken many pictures, and even some video, of things I've seen while on my dives. I have always been a "water baby", possibly due to being the son of a Navy man. My sister got into it, and would talk to me about her various trips to the hidden worlds right off of Florida's coast. It wasn't too long after she started that I got into it.

I've been all over the world: Australia, Palau, Belize, Florida, Curacao - all throughout the Caribbean and even into the Pacific. But there's always another new place to go, or even an old place to revisit ...

It's not a dangerous hobby. It can be a deadly one, and accidents are very often fatal. However, accidents are often the result of overconfidence by the diver. If you keep your equipment maintained, and your wits about you, even the most dire circumstance can be survived. The biggest danger to a diver isn't the sea life: it's the diver himself.

I wrote some pages that provide definitions to some SCUBA terms and lessons that I've learned in the time I've been diving.

A friend of mine once called it "The closest thing to visiting another planet." So feel free to browse among my various visits to one of the most facinating environments on this world.

I've taken a fair number of pictures, originally starting with a Sea & Sea MX 5 35mm camera (basically, "point, shoot, and pray"). Later, I got a Sony PC-110 video camera that can take 1 megapixel stills. So scattered around the site are various still photos and even some video for your enjoyment. $TRIPID = $_GET["t"]; include_once "/home/eric/public_html/scuba/log/showtrip.php"; exit;

Most recently, I obtained a Canon 30D Digital SLR 8.1 megapixel camera, as well as a wide-angle lens and a macro lens for it. It is considered a "prosumer" camera - I've had a few pictures printed up to 20 inch by 30 inch posters and they look gorgeous, if I do say so myself.


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I don't have pages available for every single dive I've ever done - I've done a lot of diving, and there was a time where I was working in the industry ... so sometimes, there just wasn't anything to write about. However, every major trip is in here, as is any dive I took a picture on.
1999 2000
Certification Weekend: Certifiable
May 15, 1999 (High Springs, Florida)
May 22, 1999 (Jacksonville Beach, Florida) (I)
June 6, 1999 (Epcot, Florida) (VI)
July 4, 1999 (Madiera Beach, Florida)
July 17, 1999 (St. Augustine, Florida)
September 4, 1999 (Madiera Beach, Florida)
September 18, 1999 (Madiera Beach, Florida)
November 20, 1999 (Weeki Wachee, Florida) (I)
November 21, 1999 (Madiera Beach, Florida)
A Weeki Weekend
February 5, 2000 (Weeki Wachee, Florida)
March 11, 2000 (Madiera Beach, Florida)
March 18, 2000 (Weeki Wachee, Florida) (I)
Bahamas 2000
May 20, 2000 (Weeki Wachee, Florida) (I)
A Stress and Rescue Weekend
June 10, 2000 (Clearwater Beach, Florida) (I)
June 11, 2000 (Weeki Wachee, Florida) (I)
July 4, 2000 (Weeki Wachee, Florida) (I)
July 8, 2000 (Weeki Wachee, Florida)
July 16, 2000 (Weeki Wachee, Florida) (I)
July 22, 2000 (Weeki Wachee, Florida)
August 6, 2000 (Weeki Wachee, Florida) (I)
August 12, 2000 (West Palm Beach, Florida) (I)
August 20, 2000 (Weeki Wachee, Florida)
October 14, 2000 (Orange City, Florida) (I)
November 18, 2000 (West Palm Beach, Florida) (I)
December 17, 2000 (Williston, Florida)
2001 2002
May 5, 2001 (Weeki Wachee, Florida)
May 12, 2001 (Tarpon Springs, Florida)
May 19, 2001 (West Palm Beach, Florida)
June 9, 2001 (Jacksonville Beach, Florida) (VI)
Curacao 2001
June 30, 2001 (Weeki Wachee, Florida) (I)
July 21, 2001 (West Palm Beach, Florida) (VI)
August 4, 2001 (Weeki Wachee, Florida) (VI)
December 8, 2001 (Boynton Beach, Florida) (VI)
December 29, 2001 (Boynton Beach, Florida) (VI)
December 30, 2001 (Boynton Beach, Florida) (VI)
February 2, 2002 (Boynton Beach, Florida) (VI)
February 3, 2002 (Pompano Beach, Florida) (VI)
March 3, 2002 (Boynton Beach, Florida)
May 4, 2002 (Boynton Beach, Florida) (VI)
Coz 2002
July 31, 2002 (Epcot, Florida)
Bahamas 2002
November 9, 2002 (Boynton Beach, Florida)
D2D New Years 2003: Belize
2003 2004
January 5, 2003 (Boynton Beach, Florida)
March 15, 2003 (Key Largo, Florida) (I)
Coz 2003
D2D New Years 2004: Palau
Ultimate Getaway 2004
May 12, 2004 (Boynton Beach, Florida)
Memorial Day Weekend 2004
Independence Days: Bahamas 2004
D2D New Years 2005: Saba - St. Kitts
2005 2006
February 19, 2005 (West Palm Beach, Florida)
D2D New Years 2006: Revillagigedos
My Little Keys Trip 2006
New Years in Australia 2007
2007 2008
April 28, 2007 (Boynton Beach, Florida) (I)
May 12, 2007 (Boynton Beach, Florida) (I)
Suzuki's 1000th
September 22, 2007 (Boynton Beach, Florida) (I)
November 18, 2007 (Pensacola, Florida) (I)
D2D New Years 2008: Cayman Islands
January 19, 2008 (Jupiter, Florida) (I)
July 26, 2008 (Boynton Beach, Florida) (I)
2009 2010
May 9, 2009 (West Palm Beach, Florida) (I)


Thanks to the magic of databases, here are some interesting statistics regarding my Dive Log:
  • Deepest dive(s):
    • Dive #373: 135 feet reached during a 45 minute dive at USS Oriskany (November 18, 2007)
  • Longest dive(s):
    • Dive #219: 92 minutes (1:32) reaching 58 feet at Dalila (May 9, 2003)
  • Coldest dive(s):
    • Dive #38: 66 degrees F for 35 minutes reaching 58 feet at One-Eyed Willy (March 11, 2000)
  • Warmest dive(s):
    • Dive #170: 86 degrees F for 60 minutes reaching 49 feet at Shark Junction (August 31, 2002)
    • Dive #171: 86 degrees F for 38 minutes reaching 15 feet at Silver Point (August 31, 2002)
    • Dive #243: 86 degrees F for 16 minutes reaching 34 feet at Chandelier Cave (January 2, 2004)
    • Dive #244: 86 degrees F for 52 minutes reaching 17 feet at Mandarin Fish Lake (January 2, 2004)
    • Dive #263: 86 degrees F for 38 minutes reaching 13 feet at Silver Point (July 4, 2004)
    • Dive #266: 86 degrees F for 40 minutes reaching 12 feet at Silver Point (July 5, 2004)
    • Dive #267: 86 degrees F for 50 minutes reaching 87 feet at Duncan's Wreck (July 6, 2004)
    • Dive #269: 86 degrees F for 47 minutes reaching 75 feet at Tunnels (July 7, 2004)
    • Dive #271: 86 degrees F for 43 minutes reaching 14 feet at Silver Point (July 7, 2004)
    • Dive #370: 86 degrees F for 70 minutes reaching 68 feet at Seagate (July 29, 2007)
  • Dives in the database: 399 (most recent dive in database: #399 at Phil Foster Park on May 9, 2009)
  • Images in the database: 1896
  • Videos in the database: 220
  • Total time under water (dives in DB only): 12 days, 20 hours, and 7 minutes.
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