Dive #198 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
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Bottom Time to Date:

172h
21m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
9:14AM

Bottom Time:
45 minutes

Maximum Depth:
36 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3000 psi

Ending Air:
1400 psi

Weather Conditions:
Clear 80F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
80F

Bottom Water Temperature:
80F

Visibility:
40+ feet
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July 30,
2004
BLUFF BAY
BEEF ISLAND, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
BOAT DIVE
VIDEO
Linda, Janel and JOhnny
Cuan Law Liveaboard
British Virgin islands
http://www.bvidiving.com/
Photo
These beautiful young goatfish always make a good photograph
Videograph by Rich Torkington in BVI 2004 
Dive Journal: We dive here at Bluff Bay again, a repeat of our dive last night. Linda and Janel find a big stingray in the sand close to the Cuan Law and a set of fish traps, and they play around it and pet it. There are lots of pretty schools of juvenile goats and grunts around here.

Johnny starts playing in the sand so much that I eventually wander off a bit, still keeping an eye on him. I find a pretty pale Nassau grouper, a queen triggerfish, and a great porcupinefish. Captain Chas has given us a 45 minute maximum for this dive, and so we soon head back to the area beneath the boat and the others eventually surface.

I watch my computer to eek out every minute left, and Im rewarded by the sight of a spotted eagle ray gliding along the ridge of the reef. Another one soon emerges and glides around the boat. Visibility is kinda crappy and so the video of them didnt come out very well, but it is always a thrill to see them.

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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