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

December, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Jerry Jensen, OR, USA
Report Number 1322
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Belize, Roatan, Cozumel, [Unspecified]
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
65   to 54    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
5   to 50    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):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
1 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
1 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
[None]small fresh water tank for cameras.  outlets available for
recharging.  crew helped with cameras carefully
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars   
5 stars    
[None]the boat was great with 30 divers and 6 crew.  even though this was
the smallest of the 3 truth boats, nobody ever felt crowded.  The food was
excellent, rivaled what we had on an Aggressor last year. The boat, crew,
bunks and food were all excellent.  We were disappointed with the diving,
as we only dove San Miguel island.  Visability was poor near the island and
the kelp and marine life looked bad.  We thus dove the sea mounts out at
sea where the vis increased considerably to 50 plus feet but not until at
least 70 feet down where the water temp was below 55 degrees.  There we saw
much nudibranches and coral, very pretty.  The only negative about the
operation was fact that the anchor and chain did much damage to these
pretty corals.  Too bad moorings couldn't be used.  At only $435 for 3 days
diving, its a good deal for us northwest divers without drysuits.
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