Dive #42 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
Copyright 2010 Rich Torkington Mesa, Arizona

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Bottom Time to Date:

32h
7m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
1:00PM

Bottom Time:
54 minutes

Maximum Depth:
23 feet

Safety Stop:
Long time in shallows

Beginning Air:
3000 psi

Ending Air:
900 psi

Weather Conditions:
Sunny 80F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
80F

Bottom Water Temperature:
77F

Visibility:
20+ feet
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Oct. 16,
1998
MIRAMAR TRAILER PARK
PUERTO PENASCO - SONORA, MEXICO
SHORE DIVE
 
Linda and Dave (buddies)
Sun 'N Fun Dive Shop
www.sunandfundivers.com
Rich
Janel, Linda, and Johnny on Playa Miramar
Photo by Rich Torkington in Mexico 1998 
Dive Journal: Dave Keene has joined us for this dive. It is his first open water scuba dive since 1975. Wisely, he has taken a short pool referesher course with El Mar.

The entry /exit is extremely easy today down the Miramar Trailer Park boat ramp. I've chosen to wear my new gloves for this dive owing to the many barnacled rocks near the shore.

There is an 18' tide change today and so I am a little bit concerned about tidal currents. High tide today is at 11:30 AM, and we've missed it by 90 minutes. Once in the water, however, I see that my concerns are unfounded. This site is largely protected from the tidal currents.

Once again I enjoy the focused attention from the many cabrilla that gather around us. There are a number of dusky colored damselfish in the shoreline rocks. Also in these rocks are tiny neon blue fish that I can't identify. A number of triggerfish pass by us midwater. Linda finds a brownish sea cucumber and we all gather around to examine it's furry-looking underbelly.

There is plenty of overhead boat traffic today - little skiffs that go roaring through. Dave is extremely comfortable in the water after so many years and he seems to enjoy this dive.

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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:
Sea of Cortez
Mask:
U S Divers
Protection:
3mm shorty
Regulator:
SeaQuest
Spectrum XR2
plus Oceanic
Slimline octopus
Weight:
8 lb
Water Type:
Salt
Video Equipment:
None