Dive #181 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
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Bottom Time to Date:

157h
1m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
10:45AM

Bottom Time:
56 minutes

Maximum Depth:
74 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3000 psi

Ending Air:
500 psi

Weather Conditions:
Clear 80F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
78F

Bottom Water Temperature:
78F

Visibility:
100+ feet
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March 18,
2004
CUT THROAT
LIGHTHOUSE ATOLL, BELIZE
BOAT DIVE
Linda and John
Turneffe Island Resort - Belize
http://www.turnefferesort.com/
Photo
Rob never got a good shot of an eagle ray, but these
gorgeous turtles were great subjects.
Photograph by Rob in Belize 2004 
Dive Journal: Were still buzzing about our great encounter with the dolphins! Johns come out to dive with us this time, and we head to a site pretty close to the Lodge called Cut Throat, so named due to its numerous cuts and channels that run perpendicular to the wall.

First thing in the water, we spot yet another beautiful spotted eagle ray Ill never get tired of seeing one. This one just glides right by us with 2 remoras jockeying for position beneath.

Over the wall we spot a big crab resting on a ledge of coral. Then a pretty little turtle comes along and starts playing with Bo like they are old friends. This one almost behaves like it is the same one we met at the Zoo (dive no. 179), which I guess is possible. The turtle turns slowly around and faces each of us. Bo scratches its shell a bit, then Linda slowly approaches and does the same thing.

Its another fairly deep dive and were pushing our no-deco limits after 45 minutes or so.

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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, Cool Dive
Body of Water:
Caribbean Sea
Mask:
U S Divers
Protection:
3mm full wetsuit
Regulator:
SeaQuest
Spectrum XR2
plus Oceanic
Slimline octopus
Weight:
8 lb
Water Type:
Salt
Video Equipment:
None