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Dive Review of Channel Island Expiditions in
The Continental USA/Channel Islands

Channel Island Expiditions: "Channel Islands diving", Aug, 2021,

by Regina roberts, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 11710 has 2 Helpful votes.

Photos Submitted with this Report

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Dive deck Vision Looking to stern port side 1 of 2 escape hatches to deck Fire system Bunks
Skiff and stern Bunks

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 1 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 2 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments I dove the Channel Islands on 3 separate occasions this summer, 2 on day boats staying at hotels and a 4 day live aboard on the Vision, now owned by Channel Island Expeditions (formerly Truth Aquatics).
My dive buddy and I, both long time Monterey drysuit divers and photographers, did 2 days of diving on The Raptor near LA to Santa Cruz and Annacapa Islands. Neither of us had been on this boat but booked it thru our LDS. When we arrived we were told their “Nitrox just broke down the night before” so we would not have that available. We later found out from a local instructor onboard they haven’t pumped ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving California, Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean, Philippines, Raja
Closest Airport Getting There Drive

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas
Water Temp 50-63°F / 10-17°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 20-80 Ft/ 6-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]none
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available?

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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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By Craig A Wood in PA, US at Oct 30, 2021 19:30 EST  
Go into your photos and rotate them, so they are easier to look at, thanks
By Craig A Wood in PA, US at Oct 30, 2021 19:36 EST  
So...that's what happened to the Vision, thanks
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