Captain Al took us out for a two tank dive around the oil
rigs on a Sunday. His personal experience and
concern for sharing with us the best dive experience in the gulf
made it a spectacular trip. Sunday
Funday! His knowledge of the area and
familiarity with the waters and rigs ensured a SAFE
and fun dive where
we were able to encounter great marine life for the area. Dolphins,
Sharks, Barracudas, and endless schools of fish - game and non-game
Under his advisement we dove at a particular spot where visibility
was up to 80 feet.
The out of water experience was also
exemplary. They provide all services necessary
for diving; just
like you--these people love to be on the water and under the water.
The boat was comfortable with Captain, 6 divers, and a DM
(knowledgeable & experienced DM). Capt.
& DM were personable and folks you have an instant rapport with.
I would repeat
diving with this charter as well as recommend
them to friends.
If you are looking for a reliable
boat to take you out for a dive and a Captain who is
personable and will take you a little further to make sure
the best views in the clearest water, then this is the guy to see. If you
want to be overly catered to
and need a lot of hand holding then you
probably should look elsewhere, but the price was
right as this charter was $75.00 less than the others that I
checked out. All in all it was a good dive, a good day and a good
E., Livingston, TX
Capt. Al... That whale shark dive was the best!
Could you please send me a copy of the video / DVD. I can’t stop
telling all my friends about it. I will be
booking another trip soon, can you guarantee that I will see the
same whale shark on my next dive? I think he winked at me. :)
M., Houston, TX
I have been a PADI Dive Master for several years with
over 200 logged dives and have taken several trips with this
company. Ultra Dive is a professional operation and they have the
utmost concern for their client’s safety as well as their fun. The
boat is clean, and Al has always been courteous, friendly, and full
of bad jokes, lol. Actually he is pretty funny just don't get him
started with singing theme songs from Gilligan's Island or Hawaii
John G., Houston TX
custom to seeing the greenish water you typically see close to shore at the Galveston beach,
I was not expecting to have the best visibility on this dive... man
was I wrong! Capt. Al took us out to a platform about 25 miles from
shore and the viz was clear, blue and at least 80 feet. Huge schools of spade fish,
red snappers, ling and a very inquisitive yet friendly barracuda are
just a few of the fish I saw that day. I plan on booking more trips
with this guy and would recommend him to anyone.
I have been on one trip so
far (about 30 miles out of Freeport), and I was amazed by the deep
blue water. Visibility was better than expected--about
60 to 80 feet. Also, we saw some pretty good sized
fish. I look forward to the next trip.
Rodney C., Woodlands TX
Thank you so much for all your kindness before & during my
dive. Considering my disability, I wanted you to know how much I appreciate all your
professionalism. I will let all my present and future dive friends
know how much fun I had, you guys are all great and your DM John was
Thanks for the memories.
Sharon L., Kansas
Hey Al & Carolyn... I like the website!!! Great photos, but why
am I not in them?!?! Just kidding, you guys run a
tight and fun ship. Enjoyed Saturday's dives. Take care and Happy Diving! Ami
Ami Michelle F.,
Captain Al... We just
wanted to tell you and Dennis thank you so much for the trip.
You both were very attentive. If there was anything we needed
you were right there to be of assistance. You really made
this lake diver feel more at ease seeing
as though I had never dove in the Gulf before. We really had a
good time. We hope to do
it again some time soon. Thanks again.
Presilla & Jimmy A., Tyler, TX
Attended a trip with Capt. Al
and his dive master the first weekend in August. Visibility was
70 to 80 feet,
lots of fish and even saw a loggerhead turtle. Surface intervals and
the ride back to the dock was very comfortable in
I have personally attended several of these trips and they are
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