Dive #141 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
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Bottom Time to Date:

121h
52m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
12:15PM

Bottom Time:
55 minutes

Maximum Depth:
57 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3000 psi

Ending Air:
800 psi

Weather Conditions:
85°F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
82°F

Bottom Water Temperature:
78°F

Visibility:
100 feet
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March 21,
2003
TORMENTOS
COZUMEL, QUINTANA ROO, MEXICO
DRIFT DIVE
VIDEO
Linda, Janel, John, Ron
Photo
"Hey Dad! A big J!"
Videograph by Rich Torkington in Cozumel 2003 
Dive Journal: After a surface interval at the Sand Dollar Beach Club dock, our second dive is at a site called Tormentos, and the currents here are flowing about like the last dive. Johnny really enjoys the effortless flow through the water and is getting quite comfortable manuveuring around in it. Another very beautiful dive site. In the currents we travel a long way today. During our safety stop, we look down to see a tremendous green moray free swimming over the reef. The eel ducks down through crevices and emerges elsewhere, and the eel actually tracks our movement through the mid-water so we get to watch him a long time. I’ve never seen this big an eel out free swimming, let alone during the mid-day.

It’s our last dive with Ron, and he too is excited about the eel sighting. We’ve totally enjoyed Rons’ company and diving with him this week. [Too bad my vid zoom was stuck! Couldn’t get much decent video of the eel!]

A return visit to Ernesto’s for lunch, and we sit at a table down on the sand today. After spending some time goofing around with my video setup, I finally fix it by simply taking out the main camera batteries and putting them back in. I suspect some kind of logic fault was the culprit. Good eats at Ernesto’s and an afternoon beer – it is high time for a nap.

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