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Dive Review of Truth Aquatics in
The Continental USA

Truth Aquatics, Jan, 2014,

by Thomas Anklam, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7482 has 1 Helpful vote.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was a 3-day trip to the Cortes Bank. Truth did a good job of picking a favorable weather window. As a result, we were able to spend two full days of diving out on the Banks. I completed 8 dives and could have done more if so inclined. Visibility was outstanding and all of the dive sites were interesting and very scenic.

Most of my fellow divers were hunting lobster and/or spearfishing. Their style of diving was to do many short dives and cover a lot of distance. I was there to sightsee and was interested in long bottom times and a relaxed pace. Despite the difference in styles, everyone was tolerant of the others and I didn't feel that I had to compromise too much. I'm not into hunting or spear fishing, but generally don't object. However, if you do object, be aware that the Cortes trips are very much in that vein and be prepared for lots of fish and lobsters being taken.

Sleeping arrangements are in a common bunk area. It may not sound appealing, but it's actually quite private and relatively comfortable - no complaints. The crew is excellent, very responsive and always there to help on the dive deck. The captain is often out on the dive deck and helps get everyone into and out of the water efficiently. The food is very good and plentiful. As with the deck crew, the crew in the galley go out of their way to make sure that everyone is well fed and happy.

As you can tell, I'm a big fan of Truth Aquatics. The Cortes trip requires a good crew and careful choice of weather window. But if you hit it right, as I did on this trip, it will be a trip of a lifetime.
Websites Truth Aquatics   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Thailand, Soccorro, Bonaire, Cozumel, Channel Islands, Monterey
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy, dry Seas surge
Water Temp 55-60°F / 13-16°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

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