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

July, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Jeff Hawkins, AZ, USA
Report Number 1141
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
26-50 dives
Where else diving
California, Hawaii, Mexico
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, cloudy  
calm, choppy, surge, noCurrents  
Water Temp
52   to 64    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Plenty of room for setting up cameras, cleaning, downloading images. Also
ample rinse tanks.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
This is a great dive operation. We went out on the Conception. There is
room to accomodate 40 people. There were only 26 of us so there was plenty
of room. The food was wonderful. I never went hungry. This is BYOB though.
The crew went out of their way to help you and also to leave you to
yourself. There were a lot of experienced divers on this boat. Everyone was
comfortable doing what they were doing. Most had a drysuit on though I wore
a 7mm and was just fine. The setup on the boat for dive gear allows ample
space for storage. You might have to wait a couple minutes for the benches
to clear to get you BC on but there were no time limits on what we were
doing other than the captain telling us when the food was ready so we were
in no rush. As soon as you put your tank on the rack after the dive the
divemasters were there filling it. Good compressor, quick fills. The life
in the north channel islands was nice. A lot of kelp in this area. Plenty
of life to see, even the small stuff like nudibranchs and gobys. Saw many
bat rays and sea lions and some harbor seals. Smaller species of shark as
well. The only disappointing thing about this trip was not finding a giant
black sea bass. The bunks had plenty of room to sleep in. Make sure to
bring your own sleeping bag. Hot water showers on the boat which is nice
after diving in cold water all day. This operation is well run. I will come
back to this one.
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