Dive #157 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
Copyright 2010 Rich Torkington Mesa, Arizona

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Bottom Time to Date:

136h
23m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
9:00AM

Bottom Time:
48 minutes

Maximum Depth:
101 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3300 psi

Ending Air:
800 psi

Weather Conditions:
Sunny 84F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
82F

Bottom Water Temperature:
82F

Visibility:
60+ feet
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Oct. 14,
2003
BLACKTIP WALL
EXUMAS - BAHAMAS
BOAT DIVE
VIDEO
Linda and Janel
Sharks!
Yeah I'm free - free fallin.
Videograph by Rich Torkington in Bahamas 2003 
Dive Journal: The morning brings a new dive site slightly to the south called Black Tip Wall. The dive briefing suggests we might see sharks here, and to keep looking into the mid water during the dive. 42090018 Black Tip Wall 24 41.41 76 48.05

There isnt a lot of fish life here this morning, but the terrain here is very interesting, with plenty of swimthroughs and contours. There is a fantastic wall that starts in around 60 of water and goes down beyond our visibility. Janel manages to capture some nice video of an indigo hamlet, and I get some little hordes of juvenile fish. With the depths here we quickly push our deco limits again and we exit the water at the very top of our allowed nitrogen levels.

After the morning dive, the four of us jump onto the SeaDog for a side trip to Saddle Cay, for the purpose of milling around the beautiful beach and a mini-hike around the island. We spend about an hour there, wading through the beach waters, looking for shells, and meditating. The sand on Saddle Cay is downright luxurious, and I find an old plastic bottle and use it bring back a sand sample for my collection. Billy Braun, the engineer, finds a pretty king conch shell for us and gives it to Linda.
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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