Dive #44 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
Copyright 2010 Rich Torkington Mesa, Arizona

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Bottom Time to Date:

33h
36m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
9:00AM

Bottom Time:
50 minutes

Maximum Depth:
60 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3000 psi

Ending Air:
800 psi

Weather Conditions:
Sunny 80F

Surface Conditions:
1-2' surf

Surface Water Temperature:
80F

Bottom Water Temperature:
80F

Visibility:
60 feet
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Dec. 4,
1998
EL BAJO
CABO PULMO - B.C.S., MEXICO
DRIFT DIVE
 
Linda and a German couple (buddies)
Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort
http://www.cabopulmo.com/
Rich
A photo of sunset at Rocky Point, since we brought no camera on this trip.
Photo by Lynn Dray in Mexico 1998 
Dive Journal: After quitting my job of 15 years and then starting a new business, taking a long weekend with Linda in Mexico is a real blessing. Linda arranged the entire trip, centered around Cabo Pulmo Resort.

The little bungalows at Cabo Pulmo are simple and great - very cozy structures with a nice kitchen and lots of windows. I think the outdoor tiled showers are just marvelous. Cabo Pulmo is one of the most romantic places I know - if you ever need to score a few points with your significant other, head to Cabo Pulmo.

We spend 3 blissful nights in Cabo Pulmo, being awakened by roosters every morning, hiking out in the desert, sleeping on the bungalow roof under the stars, visiting the two sleepy little restaurants, and diving.

Our first dive at El Bajo repeats my dive #7. Water temperature is slightly cooler than back then but still very comfortable. The same drift currents take us over lots of rocky cliffs and ledges and the marine life is abundant! Like Rocky Point, there are lots of flag cabrilla hanging around here. Unlike Rocky Point, there are many other fishes as well, including: barberfish, long-nose butterflyfish, Cortez damselfish, several species of parrotfish, gorgeous yellowtail surgeonfish, moorish idols, triggerfish, guineafowl puffers, porcupinefish, and a few eels. My favorites are large schools of blue and gold snappers as well as Panamic porkfish. These schools are quite unafraid of divers and I really enjoy moving slowly through these schools as they part to accomodate us.

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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 name not recorded
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