Dive #46 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
Copyright 2010 Rich Torkington Mesa, Arizona

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Bottom Time to Date:

34h
51m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
6:00PM

Bottom Time:
20 minutes

Maximum Depth:
6 feet

Safety Stop:
n/a

Beginning Air:
3000 psi

Ending Air:
2500 psi

Weather Conditions:
Sunny 85F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
82F

Bottom Water Temperature:
82F

Visibility:
6 feet
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May 24,
1999
PLAYA MIRAMAR
PUERTO PENASCO - SONORA, MEXICO
SHORE DIVE
 
Linda (buddy)
Sun 'N Fun Dive Shop
www.sunandfundivers.com
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Johnny and me on Playa Miramar
Photo by Lynn Dray in Mexico 1996?  
Dive Journal: The new business has put a serious pinch on our recreational time and our cashflow, and scuba diving is an immediate casualty. Still, we manage in 1999 to sneak away one weekend to Rocky Point. Because we're so rusty as divers, we plan one evening to do a tune-up dive off Playa Miramar.

Playa Miramar is home to numerous rental properties we have used dating back to 1987. This beach is a special place for us and it is the beach where my children have grown up and vacationed.

As a dive site, however, it pretty much stinks. There are very shallow sand flats for as far out as we swim, at least several hundred yards. Visibility on this day is very poor, although I have seen much better at other times with snorkeling gear. The poor vis doesn't really matter, though - there is nothing to see!

The only sea life notable is a good number of young skates who would scoot out from under us as we passed over their hiding places in the sand. Two of these critters later nailed both Brandon and Erin in the foot during a shore swim - very painful!

A decent equipment checkout dive, but nothing more than that. At least the water was warm!

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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