Dive #233 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
Copyright 2010 Rich Torkington Mesa, Arizona

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Bottom Time to Date:

202h
8m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
2:00PM

Bottom Time:
71 minutes

Maximum Depth:
50 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3300 psi

Ending Air:
1200 psi

Weather Conditions:
Sunny 82F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
80F

Bottom Water Temperature:
80F

Visibility:
60+ feet

Gas:
Nitrox 33%O2
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TITLE
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July 5,
2006
VANISHING ROCK
SALT ISLAND, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
BOAT DIVE
 
Mark & Cathy (IN) (buddies)
Cuan Law Liveaboard
British Virgin islands
http://www.bvidiving.com/
Rocky
A pair of these beauties appeared about halfway around the rock.
Videocap by Rich Torkington in the BVIs 2006 
Dive Journal: Vanishing Rock is so named because it is just that, right at the water line and pops in and out of view. It is located a little bit east of Salt Island.

There are some great step rock formations here and nice overhangs. Big schools of sergeant majors surround us and we encounter big groupings of squirrelfish as well. Plenty of corals and sponges here. We especially enjoy a gaudy pair of white spotted filefish that crosses our path.

We take a 360 tour around the base of the rock, then locate the mooring line again and play around beneath it. There is a mild current here today, and some surge to boot.
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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