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Dive Review of Horizon Charters in
The Continental USA/California

Horizon Charters, Nov, 2013,

by Paul Williams, PA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7448.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Boat holds 24 divers in cabins and berths. The Berths stack three high and come with a light. It's a tight fit for tall folks. The cabins aren't much larger, but wider. The dive deck has ample room for everyone. The entry is a four foot drop off the sides. The platform has two open-side ladders. There is a dedicated area for cameras. Nitrox is available. You leave your gear assembled and they fill it wherever you sit. The crew also helps you in and out of your gear.

The captain gives an interesting briefing in the cabin before the dives and maybe more on the deck showing the direction of any current.

No hassle about solo diving. Assumed that since we were cruising the Channel Islands, the scenery would be the same at each sight. Not so! Typical dive for me was 45 minutes of leisurely finning looking at all the little stuff.

The two cooks onboard kept up a steady supply of great food. Snacks were put out between dives. If the baskets of trail mix or M & M's were empty, the crew didn't care if a passenger helped themselves and refilled it.

Bring a blanket and towel. They provide sheets and a thin blanket. You may need a little more comfort. There are two showers and two heads onboard.
Websites Horizon Charters   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Local lakes, rivers and quarries.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather dry Seas calm
Water Temp 58-63°F / 14-17°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60-80 Ft/ 18-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Don't bother going deep, there's nothing there to see. The kelp is where it's at.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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