A Quick and Convenient Mid-Sized 46' Dive Boat in Ventura
Malibu Divers charters the Raptor Dive boat on demand for smaller or private groups throughout the year. This boat can take a maximum of 20 divers (usually 15). It is the smallest of the few boats out of Ventura Harbor and is faster. It will get to the same northern Channel Islands such as Anacapa and Santa Cruz in less travel time; approximately in about 45-60 minutes. It is smaller than larger boats and has less amenities but it takes you to some of the same places as the larger dive boats. It usually leaves an hour later and comes back an hour earlier.
Charter Type: Only single day (2-3 tank dives), Special (Free diving, Hunting, Lobster, Night, Tech, etc.)
Special amenities: they supply steel tanks for the divers, with a choice between standard LP 85s or HP 72s in either yoke or DIN configurations. Nitrox is available if requested at least 3 days prior to the trip, however there is an additional charge per tank. Brownies or chocolate chip cookies are served on the way back!
Note: Trips include light (usually cold) meals and snacks, refreshments and tanks. Don't forget to bring your cert . card, weights and all of your scuba gear. Maybe some Dramamine if that is an issue for you or an ounce of prevention that goes a long way. Don't forget to bring cash for tipping your boat crew and your Malibu Diver Pro.
Reminders: Pack light in a mesh bag or even pre-assemble your gear and leave the big roller bag in the car or at home. Don't forget to bring your gear, and weights. You can bring your own tanks (for each dive) and they will take their tanks off the boat. No compressor on board! No bunks!
Boat Location Address: Ventura Harbor 1559 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura CA 93001.
- From Los Angeles: Take the 101 freeway north to Ventura. Exit Victoria Avenue. Go left on Victoria about 1 mile to Olivas Park Drive. Turn right on Olivas and follow about 4 miles to Ventura Harbor. Olivas becomes Spinnaker Drive at the harbor. Follow “Harbor” directions below to locate boats.
- From Santa Barbara: From all points north, follow the 101 freeway to Ventura. Exit at Seaward Avenue then make a left on Harbor Blvd. Follow Harbor south for 2 miles then turn right on Spinnaker. Follow “Harbor” directions below to locate boats.
- The Raptor is docked·at the south end of Ventura Harbor Village. The Village is a complex of restaurants and shops located on Spinnaker Drive in Ventura Harbor.·3/4 mile into the marina, you will see the wooden sign for the Ventura Harbor Village on the right. Look for building 1559. The Raptor is docked just in front of the building.