Dive #201 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
Copyright 2010 Rich Torkington Mesa, Arizona

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Bottom Time to Date:

175h
25m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
11:00AM

Bottom Time:
55 minutes

Maximum Depth:
63 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
2800 psi

Ending Air:
1100 psi

Weather Conditions:
Clear 89F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
80F

Bottom Water Temperature:
80F

Visibility:
50+ feet
201
TITLE
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August 5,
2004
GREEN CAY
GREEN CAY, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
BOAT DIVE
VIDEO
Linda
We Be Divin' - Tortola BVI
http://www.bviscubadive.com/default.asp
Photo
Found this Carribean reef squid beneath the boat.
Videograph by Rich Torkington in BVI 2004 
Dive Journal: We enjoy our surface interval talking with John on the boat, and he motors it only a short distance east to another separate island called Green Cay. The dive site here is quite similar to the previous dive at Twin Towers, equally beautiful with attractive boulders and canyons to navigate through.

We immediately check out nice schools of tangs, goats, and sergeant majors. Several large barracudas followed us around but kept a distance. We find several juvenile spotted drums, and then some spanish mackerel and horse-eye jacks. At another rock wall, we find a swarm of sergeant majors, and then a big school of chub.

John leads us ono a big circular pathway around the canyons, and eventually takes us on a surprise swimthrough passage on the way back to the boat (surprise because it wasnt part of the dive briefing). We then use our remaining air beneath the boat exploring, eventually finding 4 reef squid. Linda also saw an octopus on this dive.

John takes a direct route southeast on his return to Tortola, vectoring between Green Cay and Little Jost Van Dyke, and zips over some extremely shallow waters that are peppered with rocks. We scrape a couple of times, no big deal.

For more notes about our stay on Tortola, check out the previous dive.

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Info:
Fins:
Mares Avanti Quattro
Computer:
Oceanic Vo 200
Tank:
80 ft3 Al
BCD:
SeaQuest Spectrum 4
Dive Type:
BOAT, Molly Brown
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