Dive #51 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
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Bottom Time to Date:

38h
59m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
10:00AM

Bottom Time:
47 minutes

Maximum Depth:
68 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3100 psi

Ending Air:
900 psi

Weather Conditions:
Sunny 85°F

Surface Conditions:
1' swells

Surface Water Temperature:
84°F

Bottom Water Temperature:
82°F

Visibility:
50 feet
51
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July 18,
2000
NW REGION OF THE MARINE RESERVE
GLOVER'S REEF ATOLL - BELIZE
BOAT DIVE
 
Linda, Andreas and Mar, Sinead (buddies)
Glover's Atoll Resort - Belize
http://www.glovers.com.bz/
Photo
Linda and I are working hard adjusting to island pace.
Photo by Carol Torkington in Belize 2000  
Dive Journal: With similar windy conditions, we head out to the same general locale as dives 49 and 50, maybe a bit further south. Linda and I are diving in a group of 5 today and we get off to a rough start. I realize after submerging that I've forgotten to turn my computer on. Damn! As we swim away from the boat, the group veers first one direction and then the other. The visibility is not so good today, and we're not sure where the features of the wall start.

After swimming around the shallows for a while, and in 6 feet of water, I spy the boat hull and surface to ask Breeze for directions. He laughs and points the way - I'm sure he can't believe how we couldn't find it. And then I miss the opportunity to turn my computer on - again. What a start!

We see lots of angelfish on this dive, including a huge grey angelfish who allows us to closely approach. A nice Nassau grouper is hanging around this site, too. We also spy a gold-spotted eel snake and a white-spotted one.

We really enjoy Andreas, Mar and Sinead’s company. Interestingly, Sinead has some pretty wild sunburn spotches all over her back.

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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
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