Dive #187 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
Copyright 2010 Rich Torkington Mesa, Arizona

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Bottom Time to Date:

162h
36m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
2:20PM

Bottom Time:
59 minutes

Maximum Depth:
57 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3000 psi

Ending Air:
1000 psi

Weather Conditions:
Clear 92F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
80F

Bottom Water Temperature:
80F

Visibility:
60+ feet
187
TITLE
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July 26,
2004
RMS RHONE - STERN SECTION
SALT ISLAND, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
BOAT DIVE
VIDEO
Linda, Janel, and John
Cuan Law Liveaboard
British Virgin islands
http://www.bvidiving.com/
Photo
The lucky porthole with the hole in it
Videograph by Rich Torkington in BVI 2004 
Dive Journal: In the afternoon, we descend again to the Rhone, this time at the stern section. We learn that a boiler explosion ripped the ship apart when it first sunk, and then the U S Navy later exploded more of the wreck to minimize the navigation hazard. We can easily make out the propeller shaft running down the iron ribs of the ship, and we eventually make a passage out through the rudder section, with a great view of the impressive propeller now buried in the reef.

One wall of the ship is buried on the floor of the reef, and a porthole is exposed facing up, with its glass still intact. The rim of the porthole has a gleaming brass spot where countless divers have touched it. Legend has it that if you find this lucky porthole -- the only one with glass still in it -- and stick your finger in the quarter-size hole, you will become rich. I found it hmmm.

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Dive
Info:
Fins:
Mares Avanti Quattro
Computer:
Oceanic Vo 200
Tank:
80 ft3 Al
BCD:
SeaQuest Spectrum 4
Dive Type:
BOAT, Cuan Law
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:
Sony DCR-TRV11 digital handycam in Top Dawg housing