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Address: 301 West Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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+1 805-962-1127
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Truth Aquatics is an award winning liveaboard dive fleet, offering unique...

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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A day on the Vision, going to Santa Cruz Island

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Santa Barbara, California

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 from the rough seas, to explore a kelp filled bay. Though the marine life showed... More 

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Eagle Creek, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 say. Thank you very much for the treat time

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Kanosh, Utah, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 picking up anchors and moving the boat. Most of the dive sites, which were great,... More 

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Kanosh, Utah
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 for a great dive. It ain't rocket science, rocks+kelp = good dive site. I was... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 (their biggest) being my favorite, mostly because of the stern-facing bench on the sun deck... More 

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Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 dives total, temp.s ranged from ~ 54 - 67 degrees, viz. from ~ 30 -... More 

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Asker, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

2nd year on a 3 day dive trip with friends, south swell, spent the entire 3 days on Santa Cruz Island, north side. viz was not the best, 5'-15'. Capt. Jerry found us some good dive sites, Deck Hand Chase was very attentive & helpful. Would recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

What a fantastic trip! The Crew did their job. We were safe, well fed, comfortable, everything we could ask for. Diving was awesome. Amazing color, beautiful kelp forest. sharks, rays, sea lions.

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Eagle Creek, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We did a three day live a board on the Vision. Davey was our skipper. He is great. The boat is awesome. The crew is awesome. The food is off the hook good. The diving is world class. This is a must dive trip for any serious diver

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