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Tortuga Dive Charters - Day Tours

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Reviewed August 3, 2018

There are several good dive ops in the SOBX, but Tortuga is a terrific choice if you want to avoid the bigger boats with lots of divers. The Tortuga is also a very stable boat, which meant that we were able to get out to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Dave W
Reviewed October 1, 2016

Really enjoyed diving with the Captain and first mate - they really know the water here. We visited some epic dive sites and caught some of the biggest lobster ever. Boat can be a little cramped if filled with divers but it works out OK....More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank kengEANX
Reviewed August 16, 2016

Although I've lived in Morehead City, NC for 20 years and have been blowing bubbles for over 40 years both as a sport and commercial diver, I'm not a fan of the two local longtime "cattle boat" diving operations. I've never been diving offshore here...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Charles L
Reviewed July 14, 2016

I write this review to help people distinguish who they should charter. I have been fortunate enough to dive in multiple placed across the world and this captain and crew are the best I have ever seen. I have dived other prominent operations in the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
5  Thank amysJ4446LD
James R, Owner at Tortuga Dive Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2016

Amy, thank you for your kind words. We certainly enjoyed having you guys on the Tortuga and hope you will join us again soon. Having such pleasant people and competent divers on the boat makes our job a breeze. Hopefully we have earned your loyalty,...More

Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

This past weekend I dove four two tank days with Tortuga. This was my third trip with this boat operator. The captain and mates are professional and gregarious. Safety first, but certainly fun as a close second. This is a six pack dive boat that...More

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank d1vrdwn
Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is a top - notch operator. The boat is fantastic - clean, spacious, comfortable, well laid out. Captain James is terrific. Complete knowledge of all of the dive sites in the area, and he is a diver himself so he knows what divers are...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Frank S
Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Avoid the hustle and bustle of the over crowded dive charters. Tortuga is a nice small six pack-ish operation. The boat is very clean and ship shape! Captain James is very personable, easy going and knowledgeable. The divemaster Collin was excellent. They can get you...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank davecK134PX
Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Dove July 18, 19th 2015 with Tortuga to Caribsea and U-352! Awesome experience and a great crew! New diving platform, ladder and handles made this the best out of water experience! Highly recommend them and will be diving with them again!

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Jason D
Reviewed June 1, 2015

I have dove with Tortuga Charter now for the past 3 or 4 years and have nothing but praise for this operation! Captain Rosemond always has our safety in mind and we have always had a great time diving with him. Diving the Atlantic is...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank William G
Reviewed November 8, 2014

If you are an advanced diver, love wrecks, love sharks and love history then Captain Ken and his dive vessel Tortuga is the dive op for you! The Tortuga is a sea worthy six pack that will get you to the off-shore wrecks at an...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank Mundo696
James R, Owner at Tortuga Dive Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2014

Thank you for your review, Mundo. You actually dove with me in 2009, the year of the whale. While Mundo is correct, we do generally cater to experienced offshore divers. There are a lot of ways you can get in trouble 35 miles offshore diving...More

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