Dive #159 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
Copyright 2010 Rich Torkington Mesa, Arizona

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Bottom Time to Date:

138h
19m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
4:30PM

Bottom Time:
58 minutes

Maximum Depth:
53 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3000 psi

Ending Air:
800 psi

Weather Conditions:
Sunny 83F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
83F

Bottom Water Temperature:
83F

Visibility:
60+ feet
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Oct. 14,
2003
AMBERJACK REEF
EXUMAS - BAHAMAS
BOAT DIVE
VIDEO
Linda and Johnny
Horseeye
The horse-eye jack is one cool-looking fish
Videograph by Rich Torkington in Bahamas 2003 
Dive Journal: At the previous dive briefing, Gavin mentioned that the big groupers under the boat sometimes like to be petted, but it takes a very slow approach. Linda, Johnny, and I decide this sounds like fun so we suit up to do a repeat dive here at Amberjack Reef.

Its a very relaxing activity as we settle under the boat examining the humongous black groupers, trying to minimize our bubbles. The groupers allow us to get quite close, but none will allow any physical contact. We examine the wonderful schools of horse-eye jacks again, a remarkable fish. A few sharks are still circling around, too, adding to the scene.

After 20 minutes or so, we head off to leisurely explore the reefs around the mooring line. I spy a longsnout butterflyfish, a quick swimmer who ducks into crevices at every opportunity. John spends lots of his bottom time having fun with the sand.
Dad
Hey, another shark!
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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