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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 2017-2018 below. For more information about specific trips, please visit the "Trips" section on the navigation bar above. Click here to download a PDF schedule

CUBA:  The Jardines de la Reina Islands “Gardens of the Queens  **BOTH CHARTERS FULL**

  • February 4-10, 2017  (La Tortuga)   -   $3750
  • February 18-24, 2017   (Avalon II)   -   $5200 

CATALINA  ISLAND  DIVE  TRIP:  April 28-30, 2017  (Friday – Sunday)   37th Annual   -   $225 - $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 1,900 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 60-80 divers.  

SANTA  BARBARA  REUNION  CHARTER:  June 2-4, 2017  (Friday-Sunday)   25th Annual
85’ VISION LIVEABOARD TO SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND   -   $660 (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. 

140’ NAUTILUS Belle Amie LIVEABOARD:  HDS Benefit Charter  $3350-$4500  (includes 16% Mexico Tax)

  • October 12-17, 2017
  • October 5-10, 2018 and October 10-15, 2018
  • October 7-12, 2019 and October 12-17, 2019

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.  

MALPELO ISLAND, COLUMBIA:  July 31-August 10, 2017  115’ YEMAYA, departing from Panama
Malpelo Island is a remote volcanic island about 32 hours from Panama, but controlled and managed by the Columbian government. Malpelo, Cocos and Galapagos form a triangle far off Central America with large schools of hammerhead sharks, silky sharks and pelagic fish migrating between these three islands.  The diving is very remote & considered comparable to Cocos and Galapagos.

SOCORRO ISLAND, MEXICO:  January 18-26, 2018 & February 2-10, 2019   -   $3350          
The new 140’ Nautilus Belle Amie      Prices includes the new 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. 

YAP MICRONESIA: February 10-21, 2018   -   $3000
360 miles NE of Palau; 450 miles SW of Guam; 600 miles N of Papua New Guinea. Yap is a very remote dive destination.  50% of the reefs have never been dove before.  This charter includes 10 nights lodging, all meals, 8 days of diving with 3 nitrox dives per day, 10% tax, Wifi and airport transfers.  United Airlines has fights into Yap, via Guam / Palau. 

SEA OF CORTEZ: Upper Midriff Islands Whalesharks   August 11-18, 2018    110’ Rocio del Mar   -   $2700
We will dive the Upper Sea of Cortez, meeting in Phoenix, then transferring to Puerto Penasco for departure.  The focus will be to dive with Whalesharks.  Sperm whales, humpback whales and dolphins are also all possibilities.