San Diego Dive Boats

It’s all about making you feel at home.

HUMBOLDT

The Humboldt is a scuba diver’s dream dayboat. We dare to say the most popular San Diego dive boat.

Co-designed by one of Waterhorse Charters’ founding fathers, our largest vessel is a prime example of Newton’s acclaimed dive special model.

They are recognizably so safe that San Carlos’ Coast Guard only approved of a Newton 46’ to sail through hurricanes.

Not to say, Newtons are the main dive boat featured on the popular Art To Media Dive Maps.

WATERCRAFT SPECS

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AMENITIES

  • Extra-large back deck
  • Hardtop second deck
  • Enclosed cabin and galley
  • Double soup heaters
  • Metal benches and tables
  • Low-hanging double ladders
  • Bathroom with marine toilet
  • Outside hot-water shower
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • Onboard air compressor
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TECHNICAL SPECS

SpecsHumboldt
Brand/Model2007 Newton 46' Dive Special
Lenght50 ft Overall
Official capacity30 Passengers
Our capacity24 guests / 18 divers
Engines2 Inboard John Deere 6081s
Horsepower2 x 375 HP
FuelDiesel

“The best day boat I’ve ever been on. Plenty of room to sit, eat, move around, store my camera and gear, full bathroom, and even little tables to eat or nap after the fun.”

- Michelle Manson
(Facebook Review)

CAMARÃO (6-PACK)

The Camarão, or ‘shrimp’ in Portuguese, is our versatile pilothouse.

Transplanted from North Carolina, where she started her life as a commercial fishing boat, Camarão was hauled on a trailer to the West Coast in exactly two and a half days.

After months of touchups, she became a mini-version of the Humboldt and a well-equipped craft for all the watersports we offer.

Perfect for smaller groups, she makes light-load trips possible even when there aren’t enough people to run our bigger boat.

WATERCRAFT SPECS

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AMENITIES

  • Large back deck
  • Pilothouse windshield
  • Small outside galley
  • Soup heater
  • Metal benches
  • Large swim platform
  • Low-hanging ladder
  • Small dry cabin
  • Marine port-a-potty
  • Bluetooth speakers
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TECHNICAL SPECS

Camarão's Maintenance Record under development

SpecsCAMARÃO
Brand/Model1990 C-Hawk 29' Sport Cabin
Lenght32 ft Overall
Capacity6 Passengers/Divers
EnginesSingle Inboard Cummins 6BTA
Horsepower315 HP
FuelDiesel

“The additional small boat they purchased was a great idea. With a boat that only requires 3 or 4 divers minimum, there are fewer cancellations.”

- John Jones
(TripAdvisor Review)

HOW DO THEY COMPARE?

InfoHUMBOLDTCAMARÃO
Capacity18 divers / 24 guests6 divers/guests
Air compressor
Hot shower
Hot food/bev
TanksSteel 85sAL 80s
WeightsHard LeadHard & Soft Lead
Dive site privacy★ ★★ ★ ★ ★
Speed★ ★ ★★ ★ ★ ★
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WHICH BOAT AM I GOING ON?

SCUBA DIVING

On our schedule, we mark trips planned on Camarão with an asterisk (*). 95% of the time we stick to the plan, but sometimes we switch boats around to accommodate more (or less) divers.

PRIVATE CHARTERS & OTHER ACTIVITIES

While the Camarão is our go-to boat for Snorkel, Shark Diving, Freediving, and Fishing/Spearfishing private charters, on Scuba Diving Private Charters and Party Cruises, it’s totally up to you to decide which boat fits your group’s needs better.

ACCESSIBILITY

If you have physical special needs, please reach out to us and we’ll make sure to accommodate you on the right boat for you.