Dive #28 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
Copyright 2010 Rich Torkington Mesa, Arizona

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Bottom Time to Date:

20h
38m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
3:00PM

Bottom Time:
46 minutes

Maximum Depth:
54 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3000 psi

Ending Air:
1400 psi

Weather Conditions:
Sunny 85F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
80F

Bottom Water Temperature:
78F

Visibility:
60 feet
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July 9,
1998
FRONT PORCH (SUNSET BEACH)
BONAIRE, N.A.
SHORE DIVE
 
Linda, Mercedes, and Myron (buddies)
Rich
More beauty on the Bonaire reef
Photo by Myron Johnson in Bonaire 1998 
Dive Journal: We enjoy a picnic lunch of sandwiches, then at 3PM we stop further north at "Front Porch," which is actually very close to the Sand Dollar but just south of it. As we haul our gear and tanks to the water's edge, we are assaulted by a fishy stench from somewhere, maybe from the nearby seafood restaurant. The dive proves interesting, however, and Linda soon spots a fabulous large leopard flatworm, about 3.5" long. Among the other usual reef friendlies, we also spy a big donkey dung sea cucumber at this site - very cool. We are either seeing or recognizing new things on every dive.

We prepare hot dogs for an early dinner and enjoy them out on the condo. Were hungry and the dogs taste great. It is another meal in paradise with our friends, and we just feel downright lucky to be here.

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Info:
Fins:
Mares Avanti Quattro
Computer:
U S Divers Matrix
Tank:
80 ft3 Al
BCD:
SeaQuest Spectrum 4
Dive Type:
SHORE
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