Dive #220 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
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Bottom Time to Date:

189h
41m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
11:00AM

Bottom Time:
58 minutes

Maximum Depth:
49 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3000 psi

Ending Air:
1000 psi

Weather Conditions:
Clear 90F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
80F

Bottom Water Temperature:
74F

Visibility:
50-60 feet
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July 26,
2005
PUNTA PESCADERA
S. OF LA PAZ, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO
DRIFT DIVE
VIDEO
Linda, Ash (DM)
Vista Sea Sport
Buena Vista, BCS
http://vistaseasport.com
Photo
Three of the six adjacent eels at this site.
Videograph by Rich Torkington in Mexico 2005 
Dive Journal: We start motoring south from Isla Cerralvo, but unfortunately a sparkplug gives out, which greatly reduces our speed. It is a very long boat ride until Mark finally shows up in the other boat with new plugs, saving the day.

At Punta Pescadera, we descend along a nice N-S grouping of rocks with a mild current flowing. We immediately see zillions of fry here. We also immediately notice an abundance of big green morays here.

We find a spectacular jewel moray, and a flat of garden eels. We then see more big green morays - they seem to be free swimming everywhere! There are also several large tarpon-shaped mullets and some between-phase guineafowl puffers that look kinda psychedelic.

We swim upon a real hot spot later in the dive. It is a small rock cove with no less than 6 big green morays clustered together emerging from the rocks, along with 10 to 12 leopard groupers in the same spot. Man, we just stopped and stared.

Linda finally got cold at the end of this dive, but Im sure glad she came with me on this one.

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Info:
Fins:
Mares Avanti Quattro
Computer:
Oceanic Vo 200
Tank:
80 ft3 Al
BCD:
SeaQuest Spectrum 4
Breathing Gas:
Air
Body of Water:
Sea of Cortez
Mask:
U S Divers
Protection:
3mm full wetsuit layered with 2mm shorty
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