Dive #275 - Rich Torkington's Dive Log
Copyright 2012 Rich Torkington Mesa, Arizona

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Bottom Time to Date:

241h
14m


Dive Info:

Dive Start:
11:20 AM

Bottom Time:
55 minutes

Maximum Depth:
45 feet

Safety Stop:
3 minutes

Beginning Air:
3000 psi

Ending Air:
1300 psi

Weather Conditions:
Sunny 84F

Surface Conditions:
Mild chop

Surface Water Temperature:
81F

Bottom Water Temperature:
81F

Visibility:
50-75 feet

Gas:
Air
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October 29,
2012
CARLISLE BAY MARINE PARK
BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS
BOAT DIVE, Westside Scuba
 
Linda, Janel, John, Koriel, other divers on boat
West Side Scuba Centre
westsidescuba.com
Barbados
Koriel ready for her 1st scuba dive
Photo by Rich in Barbados 2012 
Barbados
Janel and John
Photo by Rich in Barbados 2012 
Barbados
First dive bubbles for Koriel
Photo by Rich in Barbados 2012 
Barbados
Bow of one of the wrecks
Photo by Koriel in Barbados 2012 
Barbados
White spotted filefish
Photo by Koriel in Barbados 2012 
Barbados
Koriel loved the bubble photos
Photo by Koriel in Barbados 2012 
Barbados
Smooth trunkfish - nice photo
Photo by John in Barbados 2012 
Barbados
Sergeant major near our exit
Photo by John in Barbados 2012 
Barbados
Man, I almost forgot how fun this is.
Photo by Janel in Barbados 2012 
Dive Journal: After our 1st dive, we return to Carlisle Bay. There in the shallows Koriel and her instructors are waiting and waiting for us. Koriel would later tell us there were all sorts of interesting conversations going on with passers-by. Also, the hour in the direct sun did a number on her fair skin, but fortunately not too bad.

After diving here last Thursday, I was hoping that our second dive would be again in the marine park. I couldn't think of a better dive for Kori's first scuba dive. [She had actually tried snuba prior to this.]

Following our surface interval, we all followed our divemaster out again, this time visiting each wreck in a counterclockwise loop, against the arrows on the sand floor. Koriel took the entire dive in stride - she seems like a natural in the water. I even handed her the underwater camera housing and she got some good photos with it. Really, that is pretty impressive when you think about all the things she was doing new, and then to handle the camera, too.

All the nooks and crannies of the wrecks, all the dense fish groupings, great visibility, and warm waters. This is truly a marvelous dive, especially for photography. It was especially fun to dive it through Koriel's eyes.

Like last time, we meandered around quite a while after some of our divers had already surfaced. Icing on the cake.

Following the dive, we returned to the marina, found our car and took off into Bridgetown. Diving makes you hungry, so we went off in search of Cuz's Fish Shack. It took us quite a bit of determination to find it, but we finally did. Those fish cutters are awesome with some Bajan pepper sauce!

Check out the rest of this day on Barbados (Koriel did the authoring on this day), and if you want, read further about the whole trip.



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Info:
Fins:
Tusa Xpert Zoom Splitfin
Computer:
None
Tank:
80 ft3 Aluminum
BCD:
Rented
Dive Type:
BOAT, West Side Scuba Centre
Body of Water:
Carribean Sea
Mask:
Tusa Visio Tri-Ex
Protection:
3mm Oneill full
Regulator:Rented
Weight:
10 lb
Water Type:
Salt
Video Equipment:
PowerShot S95 in housing