Dive #74 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
Copyright 2010 Rich Torkington Mesa, Arizona

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Bottom Time to Date:

61h
16m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
1:00PM

Bottom Time:
76 minutes

Maximum Depth:
69 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3350 psi

Ending Air:
300 psi

Weather Conditions:
Nice 85F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
84F

Bottom Water Temperature:
84F

Visibility:
100 feet
74
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July 10,
2001
FOKO PA - BUOY #24
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
Schools of unicornfish fish look to Linda for a possible handout
Videograph by Rich Torkington in Kosrae 2001 
Dive Journal: Another excellent drift dive, with sightings of two sea turtles and a spotted eagle ray!

Also spied a nice bronze soldierfish underneath a ledge and a dusky angelfish. Once again, I will need to review the video to recount more fish species.

I am learning that taking the video camera on the dive is a really fun activity, and it adds a new dimension to looking forward to the sights on a dive. But in some ways it also subtracts from the total feeling of freedom during a dive, due to the attention it requires.

During the evening at Kosrae Village Resort, Katrina thoughtfully set up a television in the restaurant with A/V jacks. During dinner, we enjoyed reviewing the raw footage of the days dive video, with occasional applause from the assembly of viewers there.

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.

  • Swarthy parrotfish
  • Trumpetfish
  • Masked bannerfish
  • White spotted surgeonfish
  • Red bellied fusilier
  • Spotted unicornfish
  • Barred thicklip (wrasse)
  • Bronze soldierfish
  • Latticed butterflyfish
  • Blacklip butterflyfish
  • Orange striped triggerfish
  • Scrawled filefish
  • Racoon butterflyfish
  • Spotted eagle ray
  • Two spot bristletooth (surgeon)
  • Lined spinecheek
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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