Dive #53 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
Copyright 2010 Rich Torkington Mesa, Arizona

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Bottom Time to Date:

40h
41m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
10:00AM

Bottom Time:
50 minutes

Maximum Depth:
73 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3000 psi

Ending Air:
1000 psi

Weather Conditions:
Overcast 85F

Surface Conditions:
1' swells

Surface Water Temperature:
84F

Bottom Water Temperature:
82F

Visibility:
80 feet
53
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July 19,
2000
WHITE SANDS
GLOVER'S REEF ATOLL - BELIZE
BOAT DIVE
 
Linda and Janel, Andreas and Mar (buddies)
Glover's Atoll Resort - Belize
http://www.glovers.com.bz/
Photo
Carol, Linda, Janel, and Breeze watch me climb back onboard
Photo by Carol Torkington in Belize 2000  
Dive Journal: It is raining this morning, and we wait for a while at the dive shop before leaving. It is still raining while we are suiting up in the boat.

After sitting out the first two days, Janel is ready to dive with us! I am excited about diving in Belize with my 2 favorite ladies!

The overcast skies make this a dark dive. The relatively few numbers of fish we encounter appear to be dozing. White Sands is a truly beautiful dive - I especially enjoy the gorgeous varied features of the reef wall silhouetted onto the brilliant white sands of the shallower flats.

I deliberately pick out a pair of barrel sponges and two sand chutes to identify our entry/exit point for the dive. However, only a bit of exploring reveals that such features are virtually everywhere. On the return, I guess as best I can and we end up 20 yards away from the boat, resulting in a short surface swim. (I actually think that someone moved the landmarks while we were touring - ha.)

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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