Articles & Reviews


The following are a collection of articles and personal reviews and experiences aboard the Truth Aquatics liveaboard dive fleet.

  • indyChannel Islands Adventure: Whale Watching, Nature Hikes and Kayaking with Truth Aquatics – Santa Barbara Independent  I stumbled onto the deck to get my bearings, and as soon as I rubbed the sleep out of my eyes a jet of water erupted like a geyser out of the ocean. “I’m about 90 percent certain that we have some blues here,” announces Graham, our captain. Mammoth bodies breach the surface before lumbering back down into the dark water. In the brief minute it took me to grab shoes and some warmer clothes, blue whales…
  • NWDNChanneling Sea Lions –Northwest Dive News 
    The sound of water lapping against the side of the hull wakes me. The constant, hypnotizing hum of the ship’s engines tells me we are drawing nearer to our destination. I quietly ease out of my bunk and make my way towards the galley…

     

     

  • divernetAn Invitation to the Truth – Each dive at San Nicolas is special, because its remoteness, rough weather and vast reef area, has left it largely primeval. Everything there seems oversized. You go on these long swims and never know what you will find. You never run out of reef here. It goes far beyond where you can go. Occasionally, you may see a huge Black Seabass or…
  • advdverA Lush, but Chilly Experience: Diving the Santa Barbara Channel Islands – Advanced Diver
    For my fifteenth birthday, my parents fulfilled my extreme desire to scuba dive by paying for my open water certification. How lucky was I to be beginning my underwater journey, which has now spanned 20 years, at such a young age…
  • noozhawkHop Aboard a Paddleboard or Kayak for the Ultimate Cave Adventure – Noozhawk
    Standup paddle and kayak cave exploration: How cool does that sound? It’s even cooler to get out and do it, and 15 adventurous souls recently had such an opportunity. Organizing a group of like-minded friends to load gear and head to Santa Cruz Island aboard the vessel Truth was easy…
  • vc-star-app-logoThe Undersea World of the Channel Islands
    Anacapa Island – Ventura County Star – Forty feet beneath the foamy surf that batters the basalt cliffs of this wind-swept island, Jean-Michel Cousteau was encouraged by a symphony of life amid the barnacled rocks…
  • MFHot Places – Men’s Fitness  – There’s no better place to explore the deep seas than California’s Channel Islands National Park and National Marine Sanctuary. Take Truth Aquatics’ multi-day dive excursions through the area, where the action begins long before you hit the water. Almost every morning, thousands of dolphins escort the 80-foot ship toward the five-island park…
  • divernetTime to Dive Truth Aquatics –
    Truth Aquatics is 3 boats. The 65 foot Truth, 75 foot Conception and the 83 foot Vision. These boats are designed from the keel up, for diving and are incredible. They have some really nice features. The bunk rooms are roomy, warm and dry. There are the water level live game wells just above…
  • header_logoCDNVision Review – California Diving News The Vision in the largest and flag ship of the Truth Aquatics fleet based out of Santa Barbara. The other two vessels, the Truth and the Conception, sit beside the Vision at Sea Landing, only a few short miles from many of the best dive sites in the northern chain of the Channel Islands—Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and San Miguel…
  • alertdiverLocal Diving, San Clemente Island, California – Alert Diver – Your mission should you choose to accept it, is to infiltrate the pinnacles and kelp beds of the best-kept diving secret in the Channel Islands. A strong current sweeps the pinnacle…
  • fadvChasing Beauty: Soaring California’s Mystical Channel Islands – Flying Adventures – Fourteen miles out to sea from Califonia’s “city of good fortune” – San Buenaventura to founder Fr. Junipero Serra, whose 1782 Spanish mission christened it; Ventura to the worldtoday – five islands of an eight-isle chain broken off the coast…
  • logo_jauntedHiking the Kelp Forests of Santa Barbara – You’ve got some different options for scheduling your dive, but we’d go with Truth Aquatics. They have both single and multiple day dive trips throughout the summer. However, get to bed early as they leave at 4:00 am. Three-day trips include…
  • 805August 2009 – 805 Living – Take your budding naturalists, sea captains, and teens who just like the great outdoors on a Truth Aquatics multi-day adventure cruise to the Channel Islands. Highlights from a recent three-day trip aboard the 65-foot Truth included snorkeling in kelp forests, kayaking, hikes led by a volunteer naturalist, and…
  • brouhgtSummer 2010 – Broughton Quarterly – Sprawled out on East Beach or a massage table at the Inn of the Spanish Garden you’d hardly think Santa Barbara could get any better. But some locals, like GLEN FRITZLER of Truth Aquatics, believe Santa Barbara’s real paradise is hidden in the island silhouettes…