Dive #95 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
Copyright 2010 Rich Torkington Mesa, Arizona

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Bottom Time to Date:

82h
46m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
9:15AM

Bottom Time:
58 minutes

Maximum Depth:
66 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3000 psi

Ending Air:
400 psi

Weather Conditions:
80F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
76F

Bottom Water Temperature:
76F

Visibility:
100+ feet
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March 15,
2002
TURTLE GARDENS
SALT CAY, TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS, BRITISH WEST INDIES
BOAT DIVE
 
Debbie (divemaster), Linda and John (buddies), group from Michigan
Photo
Linda and John cruise the reef wall at Turtle Gardens
Videograph by Rich Torkington in TCI 2002 
Dive Journal: The next morning takes us back to Turtle Gardens and it is Johns second sport dive. I am pleased to see John overcome his experience yesterday and get right back in the water. Linda is Johns buddy today, so Ive brought along the video camera to get some good shots of him.

Another typically beautiful Salt Cay dive, but this one relatively unremarkable. We looked for the big turtle again but saw no sign. Heading north from the mooring, we find a slumbering nurse shark in a large crevice on the wall. Otherwise, there is not too much fish life this morning. A very beautiful spotfin butterflyfish entertained us on one spot, and another stunning school of goatfish happened by near the end of the dive. I caught a little bit of video of a butter hamlet. There were also streaming schools of creole wrasses which are always a treat.

John is great this dive no problems with equipment, ears, or stings! This was the last dive for the Michigan clan we have enjoyed diving with them. Janel relaxed at our house this morning.

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Info:
Fins:
Mares Avanti Quattro
Computer:
U S Divers Matrix
Tank:
80 ft3 Al
BCD:
SeaQuest Spectrum 4
Dive Type:
BOAT
Body of Water:
Caribbean Sea
Mask:
U S Divers
Protection:
3mm full wetsuit
Regulator:
SeaQuest
Spectrum XR2
plus Oceanic
Slimline octopus
Weight:
12 lb
Water Type:
Salt
Video Equipment:
None