All team members are getting used to the schedule: 7:30am meeting and packing up the equipment – 8:00am breakfast – 8:30am loading the
trucks and leaving. Everything is a routine.
indicated yesterday we went back to Kohboy. Our the last day on the north tip of
Olkhon. As planned yesterday, we cut a new hole in the ice close
to our famous crack in order to see more new formations.
Again there were thick ice
layers everywhere and just after diving a few meters the computer showed 0°C in 7m deep water. Unbelievable!
yesterday we focusd on the rEvo unit and we needed to run various routines
and programs, finding out at the end that the unit worked just perfectly!
our SSI International Training Director and Expedition Leader, was full of
positive words for the unit. Looks like the rEvo is an ideal choice for all
kinds of diving.
members on open circuit units got a bit jealous as Andi was raving about his
positive feelings, especially on breathing the warm air in the rebreather unit which
helps a lot to reduce the cool down process of your body while diving in such an
focus was on recreational equipment and we had simulated a couple of extreme
conditions like breathing with the main and octopus stage at the same time with
heavy breathing frequency (> 25 breath/min) in order to learn how the equipment
will perform. All regulators and BCD’s did well again but we also found out the
limits of some of the configurations - it was a good experience for future
program became kind of 'normal' for everybody, we also started to become a bit more
relaxed and the work also started to be fun and not just a serious job.
We are getting more and
more used to our container camp as we carry it everyday on a sledge with
us and I am sure we will miss these simple but comfortable 'ice houses' on our
dives when we are back home.
changing room container, today we also carried another container with us that
can be used as a sauna, called “сауна” in Russian. Some have already used it today and we
want to bring it again tomorrow. Lets see!
comes to diving, tomorrow will be our last day under the ice. We want to
have 'clear ice' again without cracks and do some 'fun' diving and photo-shooting
to wrap up our expedition.
We are sure
our 'Ice Captains' with their 4x4 UAZ vehicles will find us the perfect spot just like
they did before…
So see you
again tomorrow! Good night…