Dive #183 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
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Bottom Time to Date:

158h
49m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
8:25AM

Bottom Time:
53 minutes

Maximum Depth:
91 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3000 psi

Ending Air:
300 psi

Weather Conditions:
Clear 80F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
78F

Bottom Water Temperature:
78F

Visibility:
100+ feet
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March 19,
2004
WEST WALL
LIGHTHOUSE ATOLL, BELIZE
NIGHT DIVE
Linda and Janel
Turneffe Island Resort - Belize
http://www.turnefferesort.com/
Photo
Posing with the great bartender at the Lodge
Photograph by Guest in Belize 2004 
Dive Journal: Were diving at West Wall this morning, and Bo immediately finds a turtle busy with his head buried in the wall. It turns out hes munching on a sponge, and he rips off piece by piece. It seems hes not really nuts that weve showed up, but hes too busy with the sponge to care very much.

As we cruise along the wall, I locate a small crevice in some corals and find a weird looking worm-like animal. Its about the diameter of a garden eel, but striped cream and brown from head to tail, and maybe 5 long. It just sits their sideways and doesnt move very much. I eventually go get Linda, then swim back to have her confirm the sighting. But the unknown creature either moves on or I cant locate the crevice again.

There are lots of lobsters to see this morning, and another nice moray. Linda finds a pretty adult spotted drum, which is the Turneffe Island Lodge logo (for divers, anyway).

After the dive, I am again shaking my head at how huge the barrel sponges get around here.

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Dive
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