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Santa Barbara, CA
United States

(805) 687-4771

Stetson Dive Charters

Charter Schedule



 (805) 403-1439 cell    |    |    NAUI #7157

Dive Charters Since 1980

Find an updated schedule for 2019-2020 below. For more information about specific trips, please visit the "Trips" section on the navigation bar above.

SQUID FILMING: CHANNEL ISLANDS - 85’ Vision Howard & Michele Hall

  • January 18-22, 2019

  • August 25-29, 2019

  • February 2-10, 2019 (132’ Nautilus Explorer)

  • March 3-11, 2020 (Nautilus Belle Amie)

  • February 6-14, 2021 (132’ Nautilus Explorer)

Prices includes the 16% Mexico Tax. The Revillagigedos Islands (Socorro, San Benedicto & Roca Partida) are located approximately 250 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The goal is to dive with the big pelagics: giant manta rays, humpback whales, a variety of sharks and whatever else is in the area. This will be our 5th charter to Socorro and we’ve had very good diving every trip.


March 8-12, 2019  

5 Days / 4 Nights / 6 Whale Watch Charters A non-diving trip to the mating / birthing area of the California Grey Whales. An absolutely incredible trip where the mother whales bring their calves to the skiffs to be petted. This is a rustic trip, yet much cleaner and more comfortable than camping. We will be staying in 2 bed cabins at Campo Cortez in the remote area of San Ignacio Lagoon. We will meet a charter bus in San Diego that will transfer us to the airport in Ensenada. We’ll board a private charter plane for a scenic 2 1⁄2 flight down the baja peninsula. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience....

CATALINA ISLAND DIVE TRIP: April 26-28, 2019 (Friday – Sunday) 39th Annual $235 - $450
3 Days / 2 Nights hotel in Avalon, round trip ferry transportation, gear transportation on the island, BBQ at a private park in Catalina Canyon. Night, wreck and deeper diving in the Marine Park at Casino Point. Air compressor on site. Over 2,000 divers have attended this trip. We will be staying at three different hotels to give people options on where they’d like to stay. Non-divers are also welcome. Average attendance is between 80-120 people each year.

SANTA BARBARA REUNION CHARTER: May 31-June 2, 2019 (Friday-Sunday) 27th Annual 85’ VISION LIVEABOARD TO SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND $695 (includes fuel surcharge)

San Clemente Island usually has the warmest and clearest water of the Channel Islands. This is always an incredible group of friends who return to Santa Barbara each year from across the U.S. Some of us have been diving together for over 30 years. Cost includes the fuel surcharge to travel south.

SEA OF CORTEZ, Bajia de Los Angeles to Santa Rosalia

  • August 6-11, 2019 (110’ Nautilus Gallant Lady)

  • September 5-12, 2020 - Cabo San Lucas, Cabo Pulmo and La Paz (110’ Nautilus Gallant Lady)

147’ NAUTILUS Belle Amie LIVEABOARD: HDS Benefit
Charter $3400-$4800 (includes 16% Mexico Tax)

  • October 7-12, 2019, Special Guest: Geri Murphy

  • October 12-17, 2019, Special Guests: Don Barthelmess and Greg Gorga

  • October 9-14 and 14-19, 2020

  • October 5-10 and 10-15, 2021

Photo: Cindy Rhodes

Photo: Cindy Rhodes

Guadalupe Island is located 210 miles south of the Mexican border and 100 miles out to sea. This very remote island is home to a small Mexican village of commercial lobster & abalone fisherman and a resident population of white sharks. Additional white sharks migrate through. We’ll be diving in 5 cages. We’ve had as many as 14 different sharks in 3 days and as many as 5 sharks around the cages at one time. The water is warmer (around 70 degrees) and visibility over 100’ is common. All proceeds are donated to the Historical Diving Society.

FIJI: VOLIVOLI RESORT: January 23-February 2, 2020 $3400 - $3800

We’ll fly direct from LAX to Nadi on the main island of Viti Levu, then travel 2 hours by bus to the more remote north end of the island. A beautiful, small, family owned resort with spectacular diving. We’ll take day boats dive the warm and calm Bligh Waters. Non-divers are also welcome. I’ve reserved the entire resort for our group.

CUBA: February 2020 Havana / Jardines de la Reina Details TBA