Dive #7 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
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Bottom Time to Date:

4h
45m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
12:00PM

Bottom Time:
50 minutes

Maximum Depth:
55 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3000 psi

Ending Air:
500 psi

Weather Conditions:
Sunny 105F

Surface Conditions:
Mild current

Surface Water Temperature:
91F

Bottom Water Temperature:
84F

Visibility:
60 feet
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Sep. 7,
1997
EL BAJO
CABO PULMO - BCS MEXICO
DRIFT DIVE
 
Carlos (Divemaster), Dean (buddy)
Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort
http://www.cabopulmo.com/
Rich
Dean and Dave with a couple of tasty dorado at Playa Palmilla
Photo by Rich Torkington in Mexico 1997 
Dive Journal: Following the Salt River debacle, I am a bit hesitant to dive again so soon. Still, I know it will useful to get right back into the water.

Dean and I made this excursion following a couple of days of successful tuna fishing in the abundant waters off San Jose del Cabo. Dave and Phil were also in Baja with us, but stayed back in town during this trip. We merely wanted to see if we could find Cabo Pulmo and generally tour the area. Once found, we decided that a dive was in order, and chartered a divemaster with Cabo Pulmo Dive Shop.

What a great dive! The mild currents allowed a drift plan. The water temperature, pushing up over 90F, was simply incredible. The waters of El Bajo are brimming with sea life - huge schools of fish practically clouded our view of the reef. We played with a porcupine fish at one spot. In another we found a juvenile octopus coiling along.

I laughed at Dean at the end of this dive. Being slightly underweighted, he resorted to a heads-down position as his tank lightened. A very enjoyable dive!

Rich
Dean caught the biggest tuna
Photo by Rich Torkington in Mexico 1997 
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Dive
Info:
Fins:
Rented
Computer:
PADI tables
Tank:
80 ft3 Al
BCD:
Rented
Dive Type:
BOAT DRIFT
Body of Water:
Sea of Cortez
Mask:
U S Divers
Protection:
Lycra
Regulator:
Rented
Weight:
10 lb
Water Type:
Salt
Video Equipment:
None