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Truth Aquatics

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301 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3886
+1 805-962-1127
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Channel Island trip with Sierra Club

Hubby and I boarded the Truth night before we left the harbor. We were in a double bunk. Nice air... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
EBS33527
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Longmont, Colorado
Worth every bit

Perhaps no frills but professional quality crew, boat, food and fun experience. Three day dive... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
someyawhoo
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Placerville, California
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Truth Aquatics is an award winning liveaboard dive fleet, offering unique diving experiences, kayaking and standup paddle boarding activities, as well as island hiking in and around the Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary.
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  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“dive trip” (7 reviews)
“dive sites” (6 reviews)
“dive deck” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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301 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3886
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Hubby and I boarded the Truth night before we left the harbor. We were in a double bunk. Nice air flow, so I didn't feel claustrophobic. Felt like being at camp. Just cannot praise this trip and crew enough. Hearty meals, prepared by Jasmine and...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Perhaps no frills but professional quality crew, boat, food and fun experience. Three day dive around the Channel Islands and we found ourselves with no wants: plenty of good food, clean boat, a helping hand when needed and great dive sites. The deck hands and...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We went on the Truth for a two day discovery dive and it was an amazing way to spend the weekend. This live aboard was very professionally done. The crew was friendly and very knowledgeable, captain Dave knew the Channel Islands very well and took...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Although crossing to and from Santa Curz Island from Santa Barbara on the Vision, one of the Truth Aquatics boats, was a bit rough it was a beautiful day starting with the sunrise along the coast. We arrived at the first dive site, well protected...More

Thank millett2017
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Me and my two dive buddies did a 5 day limited load on the Vision. Graham was our skipper. Glen was on the boat too. The food was awesome, the diving was great. The boat if amazing. The sleeping was great. Not bad thing to...More

Thank Jay C
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

Our first adventure with a Truth Aquatics live-aboard dive boat four years ago was great without any complaints! This trip, however, was quite different. The boat was clean and all but my husband and I took this trip to dive, not spend time between dives...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2016

Took a four day dive trip aboard the Vision. The food was OK, The first night was excellent, the rest was OK. I cook better for myself..I get better at independent diners everywhere... The diving itself was great, but then rocks and kelp always make...More

1  Thank TedRecupero
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

I have been diving with Truth Aquatics for many many years - sometimes multiple trips in a year, sometimes a few years between trips - but the experience is always the same. I have been on all 3 boats of the fleet, with the Vision...More

Thank kericlem
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Did an Aug. 16 - 20'th 5-day Southern Channel Islands limited load live-aboard trip on the Truth Aquatic's boat Vision. Loved it. Excellent value trip; rented tank & weights and bought nitrox via SEA Landing Dive Center, by where the boat docks. Got in 24...More

Thank Richard L
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Hire SUP boards for $15 per hour. At the beach they are $25. Friendly staff. Have single and double jet boats as well as guided tours.

Thank torenja
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