Dive #79 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
Copyright 2010 Rich Torkington Mesa, Arizona

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Bottom Time to Date:

67h
26m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
10:00AM

Bottom Time:
60 minutes

Maximum Depth:
84 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3300 psi

Ending Air:
500 psi

Weather Conditions:
Nice 88F

Surface Conditions:
Small swells

Surface Water Temperature:
84F

Bottom Water Temperature:
84F

Visibility:
100 feet
79
TITLE
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July 13,
2001
BUOY #21
KOSRAE - FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA
BOAT DIVE
VIDEO
Katrina and Ben (divemasters), Don (NY), Paul (MO), and Linda (buddies)
Kosrae Village Resort
http://www.kosraevillage.com/
Photo
Fabulously painted clams at Buoy 21
Videograph by Rich Torkington in Kosrae 2001 
Dive Journal: As we motor out to the dive site this morning, we are greeted by a fairly large pod of spinner dolphins! They dart in front of the boat hull, weaving back and forth, leaping, and wishing wed go a little faster I think. Linda especially loves seeing them.

We immediately examine the beautiful clams again at this site, and there is also a blue-banded surgeonfish and threadfin butterflyfish patrolling around. I get some of my best video of the clams today.

Its debatable, but I think I sight a forcepsfish on this dive, as opposed to the long nose butterflyfish. The forcepsfish lacks a small patch of slightly darker scales just behind its pectoral fins, and has a slightly shorter snout. Tough call.

Three reticulated butterflyfish line up nicely for me at one point. Near the end of the dive, I see a lemonpeel angelfish doing its best to hide from me behind a coral boulder.

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 blue-banded surgeonfish
  • Threadfin butterflyfish
  • Forcepsfish (?)
  • Dusky angelfish
  • Pearlscale angelfish
  • Black jack
  • Bluefin travelly
  • Comical blenny
  • Lemonpeel angelfish
  • Half barred snapper
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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