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Dive Review of Truth Aquatics in
The Continental USA/Channel Islands, Calif

July, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Jerry Jensen, OR, USA
Report Number 2909
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Truk, Honduras, Belize, Cozumel, Pacific Northwest San Juan Islands  ]
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
65   to 68    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
25   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]come back alive  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
1 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
5 stars    
 Overall conditions were great, water temp though too warm for my drysuit
unless I went deep and found the thermocline. We were on the Conception
this year with only 25 divers.  Very nice and uncrowded.The food was
great!!  The bunk area was ok, but I wish the A/C worked, it was very hot
down there.  We were able to dive Farnsworth banks on the west side of
Catalina, but only one dive as half the divers were beginners and couldn't
go deep (120'). This was my third time with Truth and each time we motored
all night to San Clemente and each time the navy seals throw us out, was a
waste of time.  We ended the forth day around the northern islands after
motoring all night from Catalina in the worst sea conditions ever, many
were sick that night.  The next day, our last it was almost too rough to
dive.  On the negative side, The captain must get paid by how many hours he
puts on the engines, we spent way too much time just driving around in
circles and moving from dive site to dive site. Overall, truth aquatics is
a great deal, the most bang for our diving buck. Also, again the food was
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