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Dive Review of Truth Aquatics/Vision in
The Continental USA/California Channel islands

August, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Theodore C Recupero, UT, US
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Report Number 9072
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
USVI, Florida springs, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Wrecks, Colorado River
impoundments, Missouri impoundments, mountain lakes, Great Lakes,
California coast, Tahoe, 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
61   to 69    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
25   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
They claimed no restrictions, but with the site selections and the Boat
moving so often, and stopped so seldom, you couldn't have gotten bent if
you tried. We were never less time remaining than 20@80 on our computers.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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We had a few high end picture guys aboard and with the light boat loading,
they had 2 whole tables.....  ...
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3 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Dive Operation
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Value for $$
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5 stars   
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Four years ago we had our best Cali trip ever, aboard Truth
"Conception". See my post. 
This time we expected no less, aboard a four day trip on the
The boat had less than half a load. We were pleased that we wouldn't be
We go to dive. That is, we get aboard a liveaboard to get in as much diving
as possible. We dive shallow rather than deeper to allow for long, frequent
dives with little SI time. this time it did us no good at all, as more time
seems to have been spent setting and retrieving bow and stern anchors than
Day one: night dive included, 6 dives...... Breakfast before first dive.
All dive operation stop for meals and no dives between dinner and night
dive... I ain't happy. 
Also after first dive they refill our tanks, an aluminum
3500psi....I spent several minutes rehashing my anger management training,
then almost lost  ...
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