Dive #236 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
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Bottom Time to Date:

205h
4m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
9:00PM

Bottom Time:
59 minutes

Maximum Depth:
67 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3200 psi

Ending Air:
1200 psi

Weather Conditions:
Night 81F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
80F

Bottom Water Temperature:
80F

Visibility:
60+ feet

Gas:
Nitrox 33%O2
236
TITLE
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July 6,
2006
RMS RHONE, AFT SECTION
SALT ISLAND, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
NIGHT WRECK DIVE
 
Janel & Linda
Cuan Law Liveaboard
British Virgin islands
http://www.bvidiving.com/
Rocky
John, Janel, and Linda lounge in the salon of the Cuan Law
Photograph by Rich Torkington in the BVIs 2006 
Dive Journal: Were doing our last dive over the Rhone, this time at night. The dinghies are again overflowing with divers, making this dive a bit crowded, so we try to hang back from the herd.

We soon eye the best things on this dive, a couple of Spanish lobsters. We also enjoy lots of gorgeous orange cup corals, encrusting sponges, anemones, tube sponges, and tunicates.

There is a jumbo-sized dog snapper that patrols the wreck at night, and he has developed a process of grabbing fish that are illuminated in our dive lights, then swimming over to the wreck and bashing their brains out. The crew calls him Ralph.
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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:
None