Dive #14 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
Copyright 2010 Rich Torkington Mesa, Arizona

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Bottom Time to Date:

9h
25m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
1:50PM

Bottom Time:
47 minutes

Maximum Depth:
71 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3300 psi

Ending Air:
1400 psi

Weather Conditions:
Overcast 85F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
80F

Bottom Water Temperature:
78F

Visibility:
60 feet
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July 4,
1998
CARL'S HILL
BONAIRE
BOAT DIVE
 
Linda, Mercedes, and Myron (buddies)
Captain Don's Habitat
http://www.habitatbonaire.com/
Rich
Batwing coral crab
Photograph by Myron Johnson in Bonaire 1998 
Dive Journal: At 1:30PM, it's time to dive again. This time, we take the dive boat to Carl's Hill, a site adjacent to our previous dive at Ebo's Special off Klein Bonaire. The relatively steep underwater wall here and abundance of sea life makes this a great dive. We see lots of juvenile smooth trunkfish, beautiful pairs of four-eye butterflyfish, and scores of cleaning shrimp. Myron catches sight of a coral crab and takes a photograph of it.

Back at the Habitat, we decide it's high time to do some substantial grocery shopping. Piling into the minivan, we head into downtown Kralendijk to Cultimara Market. We find many interesting Dutch products there, some American fare, and a noticeable lack of decent produce. The prices are high, but not out of range. We gather up a few staples, some vegetables, a six pack of Amstel beer. I add on a few strange European beers sold as singles. Myron scores at the bakery with several delectable sweets, but fails to find any ice cream. While exploring through the freezer section, Linda spies a roundish-looking package that she swears is labeled as "Schnottballs" - hmmmm.

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Info:
Fins:
Mares Avanti Quattro
Computer:
U S Divers Matrix
Tank:
80 ft3 Al
BCD:
SeaQuest Spectrum 4
Dive Type:
BOAT (Ocean Freedom)
Body of Water:
Caribbean
Mask:
U S Divers
Protection:
3mm shorty
Regulator:
SeaQuest
Spectrum XR2
plus Oceanic
Slimline octopus
Weight:
8 lb
Water Type:
Salt
Video Equipment:
None