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Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat

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Address: 1591 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura Harbor, Ventura, CA 93001-5304
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Great dive boat!

Had a great time diving Anacapa. The captain is great at what he does, very professional in his choice of dive spot, boat maintenance and briefings. He knows what he talks about... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 February 2017
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La Mirada, California
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CIDiver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectre has been taking both new and veteran divers to the Channel Islands from Ventura Harbor foras long as as I can recall, which dates to the early to mid 1980s. Spectre is appropriate for all levels of certified divers and divers in training. They have a sleep aboard option for those with a long drive, and unquestionably the best... More 

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Bay Area, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great staff, top notch dive briefings, hot tub, good food, sleep on the boat the night before, plenty of space, individual tank spots, air fills on board. Only thing they don't have is nitrox.

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La Mirada, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Had a great time diving Anacapa. The captain is great at what he does, very professional in his choice of dive spot, boat maintenance and briefings. He knows what he talks about when describing dive sites and has great suggestions for dive planning. The divemaster (Carlos) is always there to help you with gear and if you have any question... More 

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Pismo Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

This a first class dive operation - they are experts. The Spectre crew is totally amazing. They are skilled and patient, and they really look out for you. They call all the divers by name, and are very aware of each person's needs - the Spectre is a perfect boat for the newer diver.. Great food - breakfast and lunch... More 

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Rijnsaterwoude
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

In terms of what you get, this is a very good experience. A big boat with ample room for your equipment, for eating (inside), even an outside hot tub. They do 3 dives (!), even in winter when the water is 12 degrees Celsius. The staff is friendly, the captain and divemaster (Greg in my case) gave very clear briefings,... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The Spectre is one of only a few dive boats that is located in Ventura. The trip to the island was comfortable and the crew was great.

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Boat was Awesome. The accommodations were off the Hook ! I will be going on the Spectre again ! Hopefully Soon !!!

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Santa Clarita
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Great dive boat and the food was excellent. I arrived on the boat and while checking in placed my order for breakfast. Food was brought to me while I was still stowing my gear. Jeff (DiveMaster) was very helpful as well as the crew. The Captain explained the dive sites and gave divers the best plan for the dive. This... More 

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Olmsted Falls, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Exactly as advertised. Met a great new dive buddy. Couldn't believe how awesome the BBQ lunch was!!!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I have dove with the Spectre for years and its by far my favorite boat diving experience. If you're going for the first time make sure you go on a weekend so you can get the tri tip :-)

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