Dive #251 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
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Bottom Time to Date:

219h
31m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
9:00AM

Bottom Time:
44 minutes

Maximum Depth:
95 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3000 psi

Ending Air:
1200 psi

Weather Conditions:
Sunny 82F

Surface Conditions:
Calm

Surface Water Temperature:
80F

Bottom Water Temperature:
80F

Visibility:
60+ feet

Gas:
Air
251
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July 20,
2006
KING'S CORNER - SANDY POINT
ST. CROIX, U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
BOAT DIVE
 
Linda, Janel, & Johnny (buddies)
N2 The Blue Dive Shop
St. Croix USVI
www.n2theblue.com
Ray
Now THIS is a Southern stingray!
Videocap by Rich Torkington in the USVIs 2006 

Sargasso
A cute-looking sargassum triggerfish at King's Corner
Videocap by Rich Torkington in the USVIs 2006 
Dive Journal: We meet up again with Anna and Derrick at the Fredericksted pier and this time weve got Johnny with us. We motor down south to an area near Sandy Point, the far southwest point of St. Croix.

There is some current here and we have a drift dive planned for this morning. The dive starts out at one mooring ball in about 70 feet of water, and ends at the next one about 3 or 4 tenths of a mile away in about 60 feet of water.

We see plenty of great stuff on this dive, starting with a tremendously huge Caribbean spiny lobster, surrounded by smaller ones. We decide it looks like the Brady family, yes Brady lobsters. There is soon a huge mutton snapper who comes by, then three or four turtles (both hawkbill and green).

We enjoy a tremendous southern stingray, maybe the largest one Ive ever seen. Then some great looking sargassum triggerfish, a white spotted moray eel, and a school Atlantic spadefish. This is one of the best dives weve done in St Croix.
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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
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