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“Great Dive Boat, with a Great Captain and Crew”

Marissa Dive Charters
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A San Diego dive boat company owned & operated by divers! From Open Water certified to Technical certified divers, you will love our knowledgeable crew and family-like atmosphere. Greater personal experience Trips limited to 6-14 divers. Uncrowded dive sites Our crew has extensive dive safety training. Marissa Dive Charters - simply the best dive charter boat in the San Diego area.
New York, New York, United States
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“Great Dive Boat, with a Great Captain and Crew”
Reviewed February 22, 2012

I just returned from a great weekend dive trip in San Diego. The group chartered the Marissa for an extended weekend of diving. The Captain and crew were both excellent and very professional. There was a breakfast snack provided between the first and second dive and a hot cooked lunch between the second and third. There was ample water and soda provided as well.

Additionally, the group was mixed with Rebreather divers, technical divers and recreational divers. The crew’s broad knowledge of all facets of diving showed when they helped each and every one of us in and out of the water, as well as during the thorough dive briefings.
Overall, one of the best dive charters I have been on. The Marissa is a top notch operation that I would recommend to anyone that asks!

Visited February 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“Perfect!”
Reviewed September 18, 2011

Lora took us out on a beautiful San Diego day to dive the Yukon. She and the Dive Master Nick were awesome. So helpful with all. She made the trip seamless, fed us, took care of all needs and made our trip PERFECT.

Visited September 2011
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San Diego, California
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“Great trip, great outfit”
Reviewed September 13, 2011

I recently went out with Marissa Dive Charters on a two-dive day trip to some local dive spots. Overall, it was a great experience. The crew was knowledgeable and gave excellent assistance to divers entering the water and leaving the water. The food was great, and they were well-stocked on beverages. I have gone out with other boats in town, and there are a few things that set the Marissa apart, in my opinion: a) very friendly crew and staff, felt very comfortable, b) the boat has a LOT of shade, and c) the boat was not packed with people. They recently limited their trips to 14 divers, which I think is a fantastic idea. The hardest part of boat diving is not running into the other divers while gearing up and gearing down. Good experience, will use them again soon!

Visited August 2011
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Edmonton, Alberta
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“San Diego Diving”
Reviewed August 10, 2008

I just spent two days diving with Marissa Dive Charters (5 & 6 Aug) and it was a terrific experience. Carl and Anita were the crew for these two days. They are a very professional and friendly crew and they are very knowledgeable about the area and the dive sites. They let us dive our own profiles without any pressure to hurry up and get going during the surface intervals. Their boat (Marissa) looks new, is very clean and is well equipped. Check out the menu on their web site - you will definitely not go hungry between dives (http://marissadivecharters.com/Food.html). Nitrox is not available on the boat yet, but it was nice to get air fills from the onboard compressor without having to change out tanks. If you want a dive guide they can also set you up with one. If you are looking for a dive boat in San Diego I strongly recommend Marissa Dive Charters. I hope to dive with them again.

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