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

Truth Aquatics/Vision: "Disappointed.", Aug, 2016,

by Theodore C Recupero, UT, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 9072.

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

Weather sunny, dry Seas surge
Water Temp 61 to 69 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 25 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
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.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments We had a few high end picture guys aboard and with the light boat loading, they had 2 whole tables..... ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments 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 "Vision".
The boat had less than half a load. We were pleased that we wouldn't be crowded.
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 diving.
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 80...to 3500psi....I spent several minutes rehashing my anger management training, then almost lost ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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