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

Truth Aquatics, Aug, 2006,

by Randy Linscheid, CA, USA . Report 2781.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving All California.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 67 to 71 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 30 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 1 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 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 N/A
UW Photo Comments Area to rinse Photo gear. Space to work on digital equipment. I actually accidently lost my camera on a night dive. It floated to the top and one of the crew members dove in the water to retrieve it for me! She gave it to me when I surfaced.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments It really was all good. The crew was very accomodating. The showers were hot. The other divers were great to hang out with after the dives. Everyone was extremely helpful. It was the first dive for my girlfriend since her Certification a year earlier. She had a great time as well. The boat was very nice and spacious. The Truth Aquatics website gave a great list of what to bring on the dive and what not to bring. There was a great area to clean our catch and they actually had a freezer on board to keep all the divers' catch during the trip. Our gear usually dried overnight in the hanger area below deck (next to the engine room). Our tanks were filled quickly and ample. There was plenty to eat and the food was great! They acually made accomodations for those divers who were vegitarians (I wasn't one of them).

The only complaint I could have had was that another diver had accidently taken my wetsuit and turned it in as a rental to the shop. One of the folks from the shop found me in the parking lot and returned my suit. I would recomend this outfit (Truth Aquatics) and the Channel Islands as a great diving experience for beginners and experienced alike!
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