Dive #80 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
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Bottom Time to Date:

68h
30m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
1:00PM

Bottom Time:
64 minutes

Maximum Depth:
68 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3300 psi

Ending Air:
500 psi

Weather Conditions:
Nice 92°F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
84°F

Bottom Water Temperature:
84°F

Visibility:
100 feet
80
TITLE
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July 13,
2001
FOKO FUKUNSRAL - BUOY #16
KOSRAE - FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA
BOAT DIVE
VIDEO
Katrina and Ben (divemasters), Don (NY) and Linda (buddies)
Kosrae Village Resort
http://www.kosraevillage.com/
Photo
Moorish idols always turn my head - and camera
Videograph by Rich Torkington in Kosrae 2001 
Dive Journal: Our last dive in Kosrae, for this year anyway!

A fast group of curious black jack trevallys circles us early in the dive, and we also encounter a menacing titan triggerfish.

As I am shooting video, the controls seem to stick, and I unfortunately spend a portion of my dive time trying to remedy the problem. Seems that when I reassembled the video rig after shooting some video during our lunch break, I have not inserted the digital I/O jack quite all the way back into the camcorder. I can still power up and power down the camera, but the record and zoom buttons no longer operate consistently.

Just as well. Linda and I pair up closer and enjoy the remaining minutes in the water together. There is a nice friendly scrawled filefish that approaches us. Katrina later calls him one of the stupidest fish on the reef. At the end of the dive, we see a Napoleon (humphead) wrasse nearing adulthood, with the beginning signs of the hump showing. There is also a nice sighting of a big eye emperor underneath a ledge.

Our diving experiences in Kosrae have been marvelous, and the pleasure is multiplied by the many wonderful experiences we’ve had topside, including the lovely church service, great food and company at Inum Restaurant, and an excellent rainforest hike. Good bye Kosrae – a very special place for us.

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.

  • Nudibranches
  • Titan triggerfish
  • Sailfin tang
  • Bennett’s butterflyfish
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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