Dive #37 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
Copyright 2010 Rich Torkington Mesa, Arizona

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Bottom Time to Date:

28h
17m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
2:30PM

Bottom Time:
49 minutes

Maximum Depth:
40 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
2800 psi

Ending Air:
500 psi

Weather Conditions:
Overcast 70F

Surface Conditions:
1' chop

Surface Water Temperature:
64F

Bottom Water Temperature:
57F

Visibility:
30-40 feet
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Aug. 7,
1998
NORTH ISLAND
LOS CORONADOS ISLANDS - SAN DIEGO, CA
BOAT DIVE
 
Mercedes and Myron (buddies)
Lois Ann Dive Boat
http://www.loisann.com
Some cold waters for us
Photo from a www.loisann.com diver 2007 
Dive Journal: Our third and last dive of the day is off the east facing slopes of South Island. As pictured at the left, there is a natural cove there with a very shallow opening at the back.

Despite her best efforts, Linda can't seem to struggle back into her wetsuit, and so she elects to skip this dive. I am cold, but I find that during our descent, my coldness seems to fade away.

We see an excellent mixture of wrasses, garibaldi fish, and basses. There is a 4 foot long moray eel at one spot - pretty cool. The three of us patrol down the southward wall of the cove, proceeding slowly toward the back. Pretty soon, the surge starts feeling rather strong. When a couple of large waves send us reeling, we scatter and get separated while finning back into the deeper sections. Everyone on the boat saw sea lions here except us. I was plenty cold on exit, but was warmed up again in a couple of hours.

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Info:
Fins:
Mares Avanti Quattro
Computer:
U S Divers Matrix
Tank:
80 ft3 steel
BCD:
SeaQuest Spectrum 4
Dive Type:
BOAT Lois Ann
Body of Water:
Pacific Ocean
Mask:
U S Divers
Protection:
7mm 2-piece + 7mm hood from El Mar
Regulator:
SeaQuest
Spectrum XR2
plus Oceanic
Slimline octopus
Weight:
10 lb in soft bags + 10 lb from steel tank
Water Type:
Salt
Video Equipment:
None