Dive #78 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
Copyright 2010 Rich Torkington Mesa, Arizona

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Bottom Time to Date:

66h
26m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
1:00PM

Bottom Time:
70 minutes

Maximum Depth:
73 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3300 psi

Ending Air:
200 psi

Weather Conditions:
Nice 88F

Surface Conditions:
Small swells

Surface Water Temperature:
84F

Bottom Water Temperature:
84F

Visibility:
100 feet
78
TITLE
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July 12,
2001
FOKO MOSRAL - BUOY #14
KOSRAE - FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA
BOAT DIVE
VIDEO
Katrina and Ben (divemasters), Don (NY), Paul and Katy (MO), and Linda (buddies)
Kosrae Village Resort
http://www.kosraevillage.com/
Photo
In my opinion, these oval butterflyfish are the most beautiful fish on the reef
Videograph by Rich Torkington in Kosrae 2001 
Dive Journal: Our second dive of the day is at another uncommon spot this area is usually too surgey to dive but the conditions are good today. There is still a little bit of surge and I might even feel a slight downcurrent in some spots, probably my imagination.

A pair of really curious black jacks (trevallys) circles around us several times, and Don gets some excellent video of them. I didnt seem to get much.

I continue to spy all sorts of new fishes, including a scissor-tailed fusilier and a chevron butterflyfish dodging around a huge coral head. We also enjoy swarms of more purple queens, assorted anthias, and brushtail tangs in abundance.

A cool bronze sweeper under a ledge, and a spotted trunkfish at the end of the dive.

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.

  • Another black jack (trevally)
  • Another yellowspot emperor
  • Black chromis
  • Scissor-tailed fusilier
  • Blue streak fusilier
  • Lined spinecheek
  • Chevron butterflyfish
  • Bronze sweeper
  • Another arc-eye hawkfish
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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:
11 lb (not quite enough)
Water Type:
Salt
Video Equipment:
Sony DCR-TRV11 digital handycam in Top Dawg housing