At Truth Aquatics, your Captain and crew will do everything in their power to make your trip an enjoyable one. This Short briefing describes some features of Truth Aquatics liveaboard dive boats and the best way to utilize them. Please take a few minutes and read this as it includes valuable safety information as well. Truth Aquatics maintains a “hands off” policy for our diving customers. What this means is that who you dive with, how deep you go, or how long you stay is your business. Our crews are there for you to assist in any way we can but we do not monitor your personal diving habits. Certified divers are required to have the training necessary to dive safely, but for any reason you are uncomfortable making a particular dive, for whatever reason, do not hesitate to sit it out. Enjoy your trip and be a “Responsible Diver”.
All lifesaving equipment including lifejackets, and rafts are located on the sundeck behind the wheelhouse. Should the need arise, this is where a crewman will be passing out the equipment. Please review the placard located in each bunk for proper donning of jackets.
Everyone is welcome into the galley with their wetsuits on and dripping wet. However, we do ask that you remove your hard equipment (tanks, and weightbelts) before entering.
In the morning, when you grab a cup, please put your name on it with a dry – erase pen provided by the boat. This will allow you to identify your cup to be used for the trip.
We recognize that many people have special dietary needs so please inform the galley staff early of the first morning of any special requests.
Meals will be served at the following times:
- Breakfast is served from 7 – 9 a.m. If you like to sleep in, there is always a variety of cereals, pastries, and fruit that will be left out until 10:30 a.m.
- Lunch is served from 12 – 1 p.m. If you would like to dive at that time, please understand that the Galley staffs have to move on to other jobs. We would be more than happy to help you put a plate off to the side, just ask.
- Dinner is usually served at 6 p.m.
Please do not smoke below decks. We also ask that you do not go into the bunk are wet! Try to bring up those items you may need throughout the day. Remember your bunk number so you can ask someone dry to get that something you may have forgotten.
The shower room is located down the forward staircase on the Vision and Conception and in the stern compartment on the Truth. Please do your part to help conserve our on board fresh water supply by limiting yourself to one shower a day and not rinsing your gear in the shower.
This room is located at the back of the boat accessible from the Main Deck. This is where you can hang your wetsuit to dry anytime you like. Warm air delivered from the engine room heats this area. There is also a clothes dryer for your towels and bathing suits. Please no wetsuits. Have courtesy to those with dried clothes, please take out and put them on top of the dryer.
A kayak rack is provided for out-of-the-way storage of your kayak. Please ask one of the crew members to help in taking the kayaks off and on the rack. Please inform the crew about where you are planing to go and how long you will be gone. Flotation devices and wetsuits are recommended for protection from exposure. The boat is equipped with extra life jackets, please ask. For safety reasons we ask that you not hand anything from the kayak rack so that visibility is not hampered.