Rich Torkington's Dive Log
© Copyright 2010 Rich Torkington Mesa, Arizona

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This section includes typical dive log info, including:

Bottom Time to Date:

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and the following other dive Info:

Dive Start:
"time"

Bottom Time:
"in minutes"

Maximum Depth:
"in feet"

Safety Stop:
"in minutes"

Beginning Air:
"in psi"

Ending Air:
"in psi"

Weather Conditions:
"e.g. temp, winds"

Surface Conditions:
"e.g. surf or chop"

Surface Water Temperature:
"in °F"

Bottom Water Temperature:
"in °F"

Visibility:
"in feet"
Dive Number
TITLE
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Date of
Dive
DIVE SITE
Further dive site description
TYPE OF DIVE
U/W camera or vid?
LIST OF DIVE BUDDIES
LOCALE OF DIVE
I enjoy both computers and scuba diving, and so have taken some extra time with this dive log. It serves mostly as a reminder of great times with my family and friends, and perhaps as an anecdotal travel guide for other readers. Please enjoy and do not hesitate to drop me a line here: rich at richsdivelog dot com. I'd love to hear from you.

Dive Pages: Each dive page is presented in a format like this one - it includes the normal dive log information in the margins at left and underneath. In addition, each dive page includes notes or stories about the dive and a related picture in this primary space. As much as possible, an image from that dive or at least that dive trip is used. The source images include analog photos, digital photos, and quite a few video frame captures. If you'd like to use one of these photos somewhere, obviously you could just nick it from the site, but email me here rich at richsdivelog dot com and I can probably send you a higher res file without watermark.

To get looking at the dive pages, just click above on "Next Dive" or on the dive number you want to go to. To view an index of all my dives, you can click "INDEX" on any page, or right here: RICH'S DIVE LOG INDEX.

Most frequently, I dive with my wife Linda, and since they were certified, with my children as well. All of our dive logs can be found here as indexes, with links to the dives that we shared.

LINDA's DIVE LOG INDEX
JANEL's DIVE LOG INDEX
JOHN's DIVE LOG INDEX

Personal Rating: For fun, I've rated my dives. Note that its just for fun and not intended to reflect the general diveworthiness of any particular site. Like many recreational divers, I prefer warmer water diving and I enjoy trying to visit some of the best dive sites in the world, and so that’s my baseline. The ratings reflect my memory of a dive more than anything, taking into account chance encounters with critters, conditions that day, my comfort on the dive, and probably my mood.

*   Very bad dive. Typically, awful visibility or something bad happened or both.
*˝   Lousy dive. Poor visibility or practically nothing to see.
* *   Not-so-good dive. Typically, low visibility or little to see or short duration or discomfort, etc.
* *˝   Below average dive. Seldom used rating because it's always fun to be diving.
* **   Good dive. Most dives fall here and the next rating – an average great-to-be-diving dive.
* **˝   Above average dive.
****   Very good dive. Typically, saw something cool or had great conditions or just felt great during the dive.
****˝   Excellent dive, among the best. Pristine conditions, saw something way-cool, etc.
*****   Perfect dive. Yet to be experienced. E.g., saw an albino two-headed whale shark.

Exceptional Dives: All the following dives rated at least 4-1/2 little men, e.g. excellent dives.

Bonaire
Spooky night dive at Salt Pier – Dive 26
Bahamas
Shark feed dive at Amberjack Reef - Dive 158
Kosrae
Gorgeous corals at Hiroshi Point – Dives 75 and 77
Belize
Great dolphin encounter at Billy Bob – Turneffe Atoll (Dive 180) and
Zillions of fish at The Aquarium - Glover’s Reef Atoll (Dive 54)
Yap
Manta ray encounters in Miil Channel - Dive 82
Turks & Caicos
Very comforting night dive with my daughter off Salt Cay - Dive 105
British Virgin Islands
Ten million silversides in a panic - Dive 196
East Capes BCS Mexico
Superhighway of bigeye jacks - Dive 221
Puerto Penasco Sonora Mexico
Premium conditions at a favorite site off the Vina Del Mar Hotel in Rocky Point - Dive 253
Similan Islands Thailand
Marine life abundance and variety at Similan Islands in Thailand - Dive 259 and Dive 264

Miscellaneous Exceptional Dives: All the following dives are exceptional for other reasons.

Warmest
91°F Cabo Pulmo - Baja California Sur, Mexico (Dives 7 and 8)
Coldest
57°F Coronados Islands - South of San Diego, CA (Dives 35, 36 and 37)
Deepest
141 ft Whip Wire Wall - Andros Island, Bahamas (Dive 210)
Best Conditions
Unquestionably Kosrae (Dives 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, and 80.)
Worst Conditions
Opaque waters off San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico (Dives 63, 64, 65, 66, and 67,)
Worst Dive
Newbie panic in Salt River – Arizona (Dive 6)

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