Dive #223 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
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Bottom Time to Date:

192h
41m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
9:00AM

Bottom Time:
64 minutes

Maximum Depth:
45 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3000 psi

Ending Air:
700 psi

Weather Conditions:
Clear 80F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
82F

Bottom Water Temperature:
76F

Visibility:
50-60 feet
223
TITLE
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July 28,
2005
FRAILES
CABO PULMO NATIONAL MARINE PARK, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO
BOAT DIVE
VIDEO
Linda, JOhnny, Ash (DM)
Vista Sea Sport
Buena Vista, BCS
http://vistaseasport.com
Photo
Moorish idols - so stunning they look like cartoons.
Videograph by Rich Torkington in Mexico 2005 
Dive Journal: This dive is quite a bit south of Islote and Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort, and I think it is seldom dived by Vista Sea Sport. It consists of a long N-S ridge of rocks, reef, and rock crevices surrounded by sand.

We explore the site in a zig-zagging pattern across the line of rocks. There are big schools of yellowtail surgeonfish, some nice groupers, a jewel moray, and some beautiful moorish idols. We are again treated to several large free swimming panamic green morays, but by now we are getting practically used to them. We discover a big butterfly ray in the sand who stubbornly refuses to move for a while while we examine him.

This turns out to be a nice long dive where we see mexican goatfish, big bumphead parrotfish, bicolor parrotfish, blunthead triggerfish, and spotted boxfish.

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Dive
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