Dive #156 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
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Bottom Time to Date:

135h
35m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
8:30PM

Bottom Time:
62 minutes

Maximum Depth:
21 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3400 psi

Ending Air:
2000 psi

Weather Conditions:
Night 82įF

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
83įF

Bottom Water Temperature:
83įF

Visibility:
60+ feet
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Oct. 13,
2003
FLAT ROCK
EXUMAS - BAHAMAS
NIGHT DIVE
 
Linda, Johnny and Lars
French
A french angelfish on Barracuda Shoals
Videograph by Rich Torkington in Bahamas 2003 
Dive Journal: Another big dinner and itís time for our night dive, again here at Flat Rock. Itís my 5th dive of the day, the first time Iíve done this. Further, tonight will mark Johnnyís official night dive toward his Advanced cert, and heíll be diving with Lars.

On the sand flats beneath the boat, we immediately discover a huge lobster freewheeling about Ė excellent. The usual coral polyp feeding is fun. I find a small bluish octopus on top of a coral head, but he quickly buries into a crevice when I light him up.

Fortunately, Lars finds a much bigger one soon enough, and we spend several minutes hovering around him as he slithers and coils along trying to get away from our dive lights. The color is really interesting, changing from bluish to greenish to brownish.

Lars also finds a couple of sea goddesses, which were really tiny and mostly blue. A thorough review of Humannís book later still couldnít identify which ones we looked at. Linda found another cowfish or trunkfish that came right up to her mask and demanded to be petted, which made the dive for her.
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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 NIGHT
Body of Water:
Caribbean Sea
Mask:
U S Divers
Protection:
3mm full wetsuit
Regulator:
SeaQuest
Spectrum XR2
plus Oceanic
Slimline octopus
Weight:
10 lb
Water Type:
Salt
Video Equipment:
None