Dive #54 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
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Bottom Time to Date:

41h
26m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
2:40PM

Bottom Time:
45 minutes

Maximum Depth:
67 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3100 psi

Ending Air:
1000 psi

Weather Conditions:
Sunny 85F

Surface Conditions:
1' swells

Surface Water Temperature:
84F

Bottom Water Temperature:
82F

Visibility:
80 feet
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July 19,
2000
THE AQUARIUM
GLOVER'S REEF ATOLL - BELIZE
BOAT DIVE
 
Linda, Andreas and Mar (buddies)
Glover's Atoll Resort - Belize
http://www.glovers.com.bz/
Photo
Welcome to Glover's Atoll Resort
Photo by Carol Torkington in Belize 2000  
Dive Journal: In the afternoon, we head again to the locale just north of Long Caye. Breeze calls this site "The Aquarium." The sun has appeared and the visibility is now great.

This is the best Belize dive we've ever done! The fish life is very abundant. There are HUGE streaming schools of Creole wrasses, blue chromis and hogfish that seem to continue on for miles. They are soaring over the reef features in massive highways, creating a wonderland scene.

There are dozens of large groupers sighted everywhere, especially at cleaning stations. A medium-sized school of jacks swims by, making a close pass. We spy a solitary great barracuda, and also a large Spanish mackerel.

A thoroughly enjoyable dive, the best of the trip. The jerk Gary also announced that he saw sharks at this site, but he also scared them away in front of us (to make sure only he saw them).

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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