Dive #140 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
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Bottom Time to Date:

120h
57m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
10:40AM

Bottom Time:
50 minutes

Maximum Depth:
72 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3000 psi

Ending Air:
800 psi

Weather Conditions:
85F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
82F

Bottom Water Temperature:
78F

Visibility:
100 feet
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March 21,
2003
SAN FRANCISCO
COZUMEL, QUINTANA ROO, MEXICO
BOAT DIVE
VIDEO
Linda, Janel, John, Ron
Photo
More great formations at San Francisco
Videograph by Rich Torkington in Cozumel 2003 
Dive Journal: Its a Friday on Cozumel, and weve decided to do more diving! We start the day again with the Casa del Mar continental breakfast, and were liking this morning routine pretty much. All we have to do is saunter over the foot bridge to the conrete pier in front of the hotel, and the Shamu picks us up carrying all our clean gear, ready to go. What more could any diver ask for?

This morning all four of us plus Ron and Santiago head to the site called San Francisco. This is a stunning site with a true vertical wall in relatively shallow waters. There is an unbelievable variety of sea life and colors here, and we also enjoy a medium current today. Very beautiful a great first dive today.

Something is curiously wrong with my video rig this morning. The zoom-in button works, but the image then immediately de-zooms on its own. After the dive I goof around with this for a while in vain, even opening the housing and making sure the connections are secure.

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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:
12 lb
Water Type:
Salt
Video Equipment:
Sony DCR-TRV11 digital handycam in Top Dawg housing