Truth Aquatics was founded in 1974 by dive boat captain pioneer Roy Hauser. Roy began his dive career in 1956 and was one of the first captains to introduce liveaboard diving to California. His innovative ideas are seen throughout each dive boat and his philosophies are still in place. Each vessel was designed and built by Roy and current owner Glen Fritzler.
In 1973 Roy designed and built the vessel, Truth, with boat builder Mac McCaully in Venice California. 10 months later it was launched as California’s first state-of-the-art liveaboard dive boat. At the time the Truth was considered the nicest, best laid out dive boat on the entire California Coast and had such innovations as a waterproof galley, circulating mask rinsers at each exit, and an easy to board swim step.
In 1981 the Conception was launched and this dive boat brought a new meaning to the word “liveaboard”. A larger vessel with new innovations such as circulating game wells, below deck shower room, air-conditioned bunkroom, large sundeck, and a built in bar-b-que were just a few ideas that set this liveaboard boat in its own class.
In 1985 the Vision was launched and is considered by some to be California’s crown jewel of dive boats. Similar in design to the Conception, the Vision is larger by 5 feet in length and 1 foot in width. The extra space was just what was needed to provide the ultimate diving experience while exploring California waters.
Today Roy Hauser is retired and Glen Fritzler is the owner and operator. Glen began his life with Truth Aquatics at age 12 with Roy and started his partnership in 1979. He still enjoys running dive trips and scuba diving the Channel Islands. “My main passion is diving, however I have really enjoyed learning about the Channel Islands’ history and terrestrial life as we hike the islands’ beaches and interiors. There are so many different ways to enjoy the islands from scuba diving, to kayaking, stand up paddling, and hiking. It is the philosophy of Truth Aquatics to provide the best Channel Islands experience available. We take extremely good care of each dive boat and hire only friendly knowledgeable crew to operate them.”