Dive #232 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
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Bottom Time to Date:

200h
57m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
9:30AM

Bottom Time:
56 minutes

Maximum Depth:
85 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3400 psi

Ending Air:
1100 psi

Weather Conditions:
Sunny 82F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
80F

Bottom Water Temperature:
80F

Visibility:
60+ feet

Gas:
Nitrox 32%O2
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TITLE
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July 5,
2006
WRECK ALLEY
COOPER ISLAND, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
BOAT DIVE
 
Linda & Janel (buddies)
Cuan Law Liveaboard
British Virgin islands
http://www.bvidiving.com/
Rocky
This solitary Atlantic spadefish buzzed through us at the Beata
Videocap by Rich Torkington in the BVIs 2006 
Dive Journal: I remember this dive from 2 years ago, and all three wrecks are still there. The profile is relatively deep, nearly square with a max depth of 85 feet, so it is also a fairly short dive. Unlike last time, however, were diving on Nitrox this year, and we are treated to a much longer bottom time than before.

We again explore the Beata first, checking out the huge plains of garden eels surrounding her. There is a big Atlantic spadefish zooming around, several large French angels, and, of course, great dancing schools of silversides and glassy sweepers inside the wreck.

We then check out Marie L and the Pat and I take some video of fellow diver David Winoker sitting on the commode there. We eventually slant up to shallower waters and explore the reef for a while, locating a nice southern stingray gliding along the sand flats.
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Info:
Fins:
Mares Avanti Quattro
Computer:
U S Divers Matrix
Tank:
80 ft3 Aluminum
BCD:
SeaQuest Spectrum 4
Dive Type:
Boat Cuan Law
Body of Water:
Caribbean
Mask:
U S Divers
Protection:
3mm shorty
Regulator:
SeaQuest
Spectrum XR2
plus Oceanic
Slimline octopus
Weight:
8 lb
Water Type:
Salt
Video Equipment:
Sony DCR-TRV227 digital handycam in Top Dawg housing