Dive #241 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
Copyright 2010 Rich Torkington Mesa, Arizona

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Bottom Time to Date:

210h
14m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
3:15PM

Bottom Time:
59 minutes

Maximum Depth:
91 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3000 psi

Ending Air:
800 psi

Weather Conditions:
Sunny 85F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
80F

Bottom Water Temperature:
80F

Visibility:
60+ feet

Gas:
Air
241
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July 12,
2006
THE WALL AT CANE BAY
ST. CROIX, U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
SHORE DIVE
 
Linda (buddy)
2Dive4 St Croix Villa
http://www.2dive4.net/
Rocky
Linda teeing off at the Buccaneer Golf Course on St. Croix
Photograph by Rich Torkington in the USVIs 2006 
Dive Journal: Spacing out our dives a bit, Linda and I decide to try out one of the local golf courses in the morning. Golfing is a new activity for us but one that were starting to like alot blame it on our retirement I guess. We enjoy the course, which is much different than most weve played back in Arizona.

When we return, Linda and I Decide that another shore dive is in order. We head back to Cane Bay, suit up, and are soon involved in the long surface swim north from the beach out to depth.

This time, we head east along the wall. At 90 feet or so, I am already beginning to feel a little narcd, and not unpleasantly. The wall slope here contains beautiful spur-and-groove gardens of growth. Pushing our no-deco limits, we come up a bit and continue to explore, eventually running out of reef, so we double back west.

There are tons of banded cleaner shrimp, butterflyfish, and several types of small groupers and hinds. On our return to the beach. we come in contact with three reef squid, which is most enjoyable. Linda comes in contact with fire coral, however, which is most unpleasant. She did see a huge barracuda in the shallows here, though, while I checked out a couple of peacock flounders.

Following the dive, Janel joins us at the Full Moon Bar for happy hour. The drinking age here is 18, but it still feels weird for her parents to see her hoisting up a Becks Dark.
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Info:
Fins:
Mares Avanti Quattro
Computer:
U S Divers Matrix
Tank:
80 ft3 Aluminum
BCD:
SeaQuest Spectrum 4
Dive Type:
Shore
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