Dive #55 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
Copyright 2010 Rich Torkington Mesa, Arizona

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Bottom Time to Date:

42h
12m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
2:50PM

Bottom Time:
46 minutes

Maximum Depth:
74 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3100 psi

Ending Air:
500 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 20,
2000
NORTH OF THE AQUARIUM
GLOVER'S REEF ATOLL - BELIZE
BOAT DIVE
 
Linda and Janel, Andreas and Mar, Sinead, Rosa and Carl (buddies), Carol (snorkelling)
Glover's Atoll Resort - Belize
http://www.glovers.com.bz/
Photo
Carol took this beautiful photograph while snorkeling.
Photo by Carol Torkington in Belize 2000  
Dive Journal: After our raves of yesterday, Breeze takes us back to a site just north of the Aquarium. There are a lot fewer fishes today, however. Anreas and Mar spot two humongous lobsters hiding in the recesses of a sand chute.

I spot quite a few indigo hamlets, one of my favorite fishes. Nearing the dive end, we encounter yet another large school of creole wrasses and a group of jacks.

One memorable sight on this dive is two groupers sparring with each other. One is prone on a ledge, a red hind (olive striped with red spots). The other is facing upward vertical off the ledge, a coney (brown with blue spots). They periodically lunge at each other over the edge of the shelf. What a sight!

Carol does some snorkelling on this dive, exploring areas of the reef on the shallower edges of the wall. We also meet Rosa and Carl on this dive. Newly certified at Ambergris Caye, they are tourists from California. We learn that they are employees at a budding dot-com called "Think Link" in San Francisco.

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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