Dive #132 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
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Bottom Time to Date:

115h
55m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
2:40PM

Bottom Time:
56 minutes

Maximum Depth:
57 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3000 psi

Ending Air:
1000 psi

Weather Conditions:
85F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
82F

Bottom Water Temperature:
77F

Visibility:
100 feet
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March 18,
2003
VILLABLANCA
COZUMEL, QUINTANA ROO, MEXICO
DRIFT DIVE
 
Linda, Johnny, Bess (divemaster)
Photo
An arrow crab spans a big sponge on the reef.
Videograph by Rich Torkington in Cozumel 2003 
Dive Journal: Janel is whipped after the long morning doing rescue training, so she elects to take a rest.

This afternoon, were diving with Rons wife Bess, and because its already mid-afternoon we head to one of the closer dive sites at Villablanca. The current is just perfect for a relaxing drift dive, and yet still slow enough to easily maneuver when something deserves examination. There is a gorgeous reef here, although a little bit banged up, and we find Bess to be as curious as we are in exploring crevices of the reef.

The reef is full of huge sponges, especially vase sponges. There are bristleworms, arrow crabs, banded cleaner shrimp, and brittlestars to be found everywhere. A big French angelfish approaches me and comes within 4 of my mask.

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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:
3 mm wetsuit
Regulator:
SeaQuest
Spectrum XR2
plus Oceanic
Slimline octopus
Weight:
10 lb
Water Type:
Salt
Video Equipment:
None