Dive #73 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
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Bottom Time to Date:

60h
0m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
10:00AM

Bottom Time:
71 minutes

Maximum Depth:
86 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3200 psi

Ending Air:
400 psi

Weather Conditions:
Nice 85°F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
84°F

Bottom Water Temperature:
84°F

Visibility:
100 feet
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July 10,
2001
WALUNG CORAL GARDENS - BUOY #26
KOSRAE - FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA
BOAT DIVE
VIDEO
Bruce and Ben (divemasters), Dave, Laura, and Linda (buddies)
Kosrae Village Resort
http://www.kosraevillage.com/
Photo
Fabulous diving in Kosrae
Videograph by Linda Torkington in Kosrae 2001 
Dive Journal: Diving in isolated paradise again. This site is around and up the western edge of the island, and its takes quite a while for the slow dive boat to motor out.

Due to some runoff, the visibility is a little cloudy at the mooring buoy, and so we reposition ourselves between buoy 25 and 26 before entering the water. We then start drifting with the current and we travel a long distance, nearly all the way to buoy 24.

I need to review the video to recount what types of fishes we saw, but I do recall both a white tip and grey reef shark near the entry point. We are still stunned by the fantastic array of corals in perfect condition. We also catch sight of a nice bigeye emperor.

SUMMARY OF SOME FISHES OBSERVED ON THIS DIVE:

This list was created by looking over the video footage and identifying each species. Mostly, just the new or notable species are listed.

  • Dusky anemonefish
  • Yellowtail coris
  • Bigeye emperor
  • Titan triggerfish
  • Flagtail grouper
  • Blackside hawkfish
  • Pennant bannerfish
  • Peacock grouper
  • Dusky angelfish
  • Spotband butterflyfish
  • Black and white snapper adult
  • Red breasted wrasse
  • Bennett’s butterflyfish
  • Bird wrasse
  • Hexagon grouper (or honeycomb?)
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Dive
Info:
Fins:
Mares Avanti Quattro
Computer:
U S Divers Matrix
Tank:
80 ft3 Al
BCD:
SeaQuest Spectrum 4
Dive Type:
BOAT
Body of Water:
Pacific Ocean
Mask:
U S Divers
Protection:
3mm full wetsuit
Regulator:
SeaQuest
Spectrum XR2
plus Oceanic
Slimline octopus
Weight:
12 lb
Water Type:
Salt
Video Equipment:
Sony DCR-TRV11 digital handycam in Top Dawg housing