Dive #66 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
Copyright 2010 Rich Torkington Mesa, Arizona

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Bottom Time to Date:

51h
41m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
9:45AM

Bottom Time:
33 minutes

Maximum Depth:
18 feet

Safety Stop:
n/a

Beginning Air:
3000 psi

Ending Air:
1900 psi

Weather Conditions:
Sunny 95F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
81F

Bottom Water Temperature:
81F

Visibility:
1-3 feet
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June 2,
2001
MARTINI COVE
SAN CARLOS - SONORA, MEXICO
PADI Advanced Open Water Certification Dive No. 4 - Boat Dive
TRAINING DIVE
VIDEO
Linda and Jason (buddies), Feliza Rios (Instructor)
El Mar Diving Center
http://www.elmar.com/
Photo
Must be a relative of the lettuce sea slug
Vidcap by Rich Torkington in Mexico 2001  
Dive Journal: This is basically a fun dive that we call the Boat Dive. Feliza is busy taking care of an open water cert student named Peggy.

Jason, Linda and I start out exploring the murky features again, I am again using my video camera. Linda quickly tires of the constant separations and lack of anything to see, and boards the boat within only a few minutes.

Jason and I continue for a while, also continuing to get frequently separated, surfacing, and repeating. We finally agree to explore solo, since the water depth is so shallow anyway.

I take some interesting video of a sea slug and a combative Cortez damselfish. Jason took off and found an area with depths to 45 feet and evidently better visibility. Feliza was not thrilled that we had separated. Visibility on this dive is perhaps the worst yet, sometimes to only 1 foot.

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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 (Granny Slick)
Body of Water:
Sea of Cortez
Mask:
U S Divers
Protection:
3mm full wetsuit
Regulator:
SeaQuest
Spectrum XR2
plus Oceanic
Slimline octopus
Weight:
13 lb
Water Type:
Salt
Video Equipment:
Sony DCR-TRV11 digital Handycam in Top Dawg housing