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Some of the best SoCal Diving-San Miguel & Santa Rosa Islands-Truth Dive Boat-May 27-28, 2017-(Advanced divers and above)

wolf eel at san miguel islandSome of the best diving in southern California is at San Miguel and Santa Rosa Islands and both have many excellent dive sites for us to explore. Join Channel Islands Dive Adventures aboard the Truth for a 2 day trip on Saturday & Sunday, May 27-28, 2017 over the Memorial Day weekend.

Sunset aboard the truth dive boat on a Channel Islands Dive Adventures dive tripThe plan is to board anytime between 8:00-midnight Friday evening with us departing at 4:00 am for a trip to do some excellent diving at the best possible dive sites we can with us getting back to the dock on Sunday about 6:00 pm.

We want to get to as many of the excellent sites that we can around the northern islands, San Miguel, Santa Rosa reef at santa rosa islandand it will be an excellent way to spend the Memorial day weekend. There are some easy spots at all  the sites we will visit but we are going to try and do more of the advanced spots so being an intermediate diver with good skills or a advanced diver is a must. There is much to see and do for the photographer, sightseer and hunter so why not come out and join us!

*For this trip we will have Todd Winner aboard from Immersed imaging to give one on one help with photo tips and questions.

Todd Winner has been diving and photographing marine life since 1990. His work has appeared in commercials, books and private collections.   Todd is a regular contributor to Sport Diver and Scuba Diving magazines and has won over 60 international underwater photography competitions. Recently, Todd co-founded Immersed Imaging with friend and fellow photographer, Michael Zeigler. He is a member of the Ocean Artists Society, which uses art to raise awareness in protecting our oceans.

This trip is best suited for Advanced divers and above that have experience in cold water conditions possibly including some current, swell, kelp and  possible limited visibility. Dive sites are to be determined by “BEST CONDITIONS” based on water visibility, tides, current, surge, swell and wind. Good buoyancy control and surface signal tubes are always recommended.

Trip Details

  • Where: Northern Islands
  • Depart From: Sea Landing, Santa Barbara
  • When: Saturday/Sunday, May 27-28, 2017 (Memorial day weekend)
  • Time: Board anytime between 8:00-midnight Friday evening with the Truth departing at 4:00 am, the approx. time back to the dock on Sunday is 6:00 pm.
  • Cost: $365.00 includes, 8 dives + 1 night dives, food , air and a reserved bunk
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truth dive boatThe Truth is the original Truth Aquatics boat, and thanks to regular updates and maintenance it remains a world-class liveaboard diving and excursion vessel. It is an ideal entry level boat for smaller charters and groups of friends. The versatile Truth is equally at home running to San Miguel for spear fishing excursions as it is spending lazy days with kayakers at Painted Cave, doing photo trips to the rigs  down south as well as some specialty trips diving wrecks such as the ones Channel Islands Dive Adventures plans to do aboard the Truth.

The Truth was built in Venice, California and launched in 1974. She is 65’x 22′ and with a cruising speed of 10 knots and 550 nautical mile range she is ready to go anywhere in SoCal. She is powered by two Detroit diesels and has two generatotruth dive boatrs to supply everyone with plenty of power. The Truth was built for comfort and has a large galley fully ready to make meals for the hearty divers that like to call her home on dive trips to the Channel Islands and beyond. There is also a BBQ for cooking tri tip and chicken for mutli-day trips and a good sized sundeck built above the galley. There are also 2 heads and 3 showers (1 on deck, 2 below deck) and a 1050 gallon fresh water capacity.

The dive deck is spacious and has seating for you and your gear as well as room for some of the bags underneath the bench seats and there is always room along the sides for more bags. The Stern Compartment is used for a drying room for wetsuits, game freezingtruth dive boatg and it is where the clothes dryer is. If you are a hunter there is also live game wells  built in the transom for game storage. For filling tanks there are 2 Ingersoll-Rand  air compressors aboard capable of filling to 3500 P.S.I. and no nitrox. For safety they have a full first aid kit, O2 bottles, Auto Defibrillator, Certified Crew and a 16 foot Caribe chase boat with 40 HP Honda 4-stroke outboard.

For the bunk room there is  room  for 45 people maximum consisting of 12 double bunks and 20 single bunks. See bunk room layout here. Each bunk has pillows, blankets, curtains, and reading lights and there is also a dressing room located in the bunk room. The bunks are a good size with plenty of headroom to make you feel more at home rather than being squashed into a small space. If you would like to be even more comfy a sleeping bag is always recommended.

The Truth is based out of the Sea Landing in Santa Barbara with the Vision and Conception

  • Gear Rentals: If you need gear rentals you have 2 choices-contact the Truth Aquatics Sea landing or get them through your local dive shop.
  • Fishing License: Unless you arrive during normal business hours, you will need to ensure you have a valid CA fishing license that covers the duration of our trip, Ocean Enhancement, and if you plan on taking Lobster, a Lobster Report Card. These items will not be available on board.
  • Parking at the Sea landing in Santa Barbara: There is plenty of parking close to the Truth. It is a paid parking area so you must get your ticket validated in the Sea Landing office before leaving so you can leave with paying only a very minimal fee.

Directions to the Truth in Santa Barbara-

The address is 301 West Cabrillo Boulevard • Santa Barbara, CA 93101 • (805) 962-1127. Check here for directions.

Any trip on the Truth is always fun and Channel Islands Dive Adventures has several single day trips chartered on the Truth. Please check the Channel Islands Dive Adventures schedule and come join us on our next dive adventure aboard the Truth!

*Please see the California Dive News Truth dive boat review here.