Dive #155 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
Copyright 2010 Rich Torkington Mesa, Arizona

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Bottom Time to Date:

134h
33m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
4:30PM

Bottom Time:
66 minutes

Maximum Depth:
21 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3000 psi

Ending Air:
1000 psi

Weather Conditions:
Sunny 84F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
83F

Bottom Water Temperature:
83F

Visibility:
60+ feet
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Oct. 13,
2003
FLAT ROCK
EXUMAS - BAHAMAS
BOAT DIVE
VIDEO
Solo
Whitespotted
Maybe I'll name him Fluffy.
Videograph by Rich Torkington in Bahamas 2003 
Dive Journal: Neither Linda, Janel or Johnny want to dive the 4th dive of the day at Flat Rock. Everyone, however, is planning to do the dive here tonight, and it is always good if one of us has visited the site in daylight first. Dangit guess Ill just have to be the martyr.

Only 3 or so divers are going this afternoon, and so I make sure the video is fully charged for some serious shooting. The Flat Rock site is very shallow, and the area to explore is basically the entire leeward side of the very small island, right up to its shore. 42090032 Flat Rock Reef 24 45.38 76 49.71

There are plenty of coral heads, grunts, snappers, and especially schoolmasters here. I see only one lobster, but many nice scenes of corals, sponges, and juvenile fish. There are quite a few queen angelfish here who are wholly indifferent to divers. Some of my better video consisted of a swarm of sergeant majors, a french angelfish, and some juvenile fish playing around inside a vase sponge.

Near the end of the long dive, Mark from Australia points out a whitespotted moray to me, so I spend another few minutes of video time studying his ugly face (the eel, not Mark).
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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:
2mm shorty
Regulator:
SeaQuest
Spectrum XR2
plus Oceanic
Slimline octopus
Weight:
10 lb
Water Type:
Salt
Video Equipment:
Sony DCR-TRV11 digital handycam in Top Dawg housing