Here are the local dive boats we are chartering during the year. Some are half boats, some full boats and others are a number of spots. There are some differences among the boats from what they offer and the charters they offer from freediving to scuba diving to underwater hunting or other activities. Also, keep in mind that overall travel time to and from sites will vary from which harbor, to which destination, the current weather conditions and the speed of the boat.
Note: PRIVATE BOAT CHARTERS, currently out of San Pedro, Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors, need at least 2 weeks notice to reserve.
PRIVATE CHARTER prices include:
- the entire boat & Boat Captain for 8 hours (up to 5 passengers,)
- a Malibu Divers Dive Professional
- all SCUBA rental gear and 2 tanks and weights (3 tanks if 4 divers total) to Catalina Island unless specified differently.
Harbors where you can find most of these boats:
- Santa Barbara
- Ventura/Channel Islands - Raptor, Peace
- Marina del Rey - Private
- King Harbor - Private, Liberty
- San Pedro - Private, Explorer
- Long Beach (Wilmington) - Private
- Avalon (Catalina)
- Mission Bay (San Diego)
Note: you must be a certified diver (or in training) with proof of certification to board. Guided dives are not provided on board unless arranged in advance (additional fee). If you want a guided dive with a Pro, please refer to Guided Dives with a Pro section or call or email us.
Note: Lobster dive trips are on the Liberty Dive Boat ONLY right now and are NIGHT dives. If you want to be on a guided dive with a Pro, then please refer to Guided Dives with a Pro section or call or email us. You need to have a fishing license and loster report card to legally hunt lobster.
Dive Site locations Disclaimer
Dive trip locations listed are planned and are subject to change based on the discretion of the captain. The captain will take several factors into consideration when deciding where to dive including but not limited to: weather and sea conditions (swells, tides, wind direction & speed, currents, visibility) as well as the skill levels of those divers joining us for the day. Your safety and enjoyment take precedence in the determination of sites deemed to be acceptable.