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Marissa Dive Charters

Neighbourhood: Mission Bay Park
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Address: 1010 Santa Clara Place, San Diego, CA 92109-7811
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+1 619-757-3280
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

A San Diego dive boat company owned & operated by divers!

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A San Diego dive boat company owned & operated by divers!

From Open Water certified to Technical certified divers, you will love our knowledgeable crew and family-like atmosphere.

Greater personal experience

Trips limited to 6-14 divers.

Uncrowded dive sites

Our crew has extensive dive safety training.

Marissa Dive Charters - simply the best dive charter boat in the San Diego area.

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Great boat and crew

I was in San Diego recently and was able to get some deep diving in with Marissa Dive Charters. The day I was there we did the U.S.S. Hogan wreck (125 feet deep). The boat was set... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2013
Josh N
Johnstown, Colorado

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29 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We've dived with the Marissa a few times now, and always had a great time. The ocean conditions can a bit hit or miss, but Laura (captain) and Chris (DM) have always taken really good care of us. The boat is on the smaller side, about 14 divers, which is a plus from my point of view. Parking is easy... More 

Thank Nick R
Happy Valley, Oregon
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

I booked a 3 tank wreck dive online. I live about 8 hours away so wanted to confirm they had enough divers for the boat to go out so I would not waste my time driving from Northern CA. I emailed numerous times, left several messages, even texted the number on their website. Not a single response. I will never... More 

3 Thank Michelle S
Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Myself and 10 fellow divers booked the boat for three days of 3 tank diving. The locations the boat crew took us to were great (kelp forest, wrecks) the service on the boat left much to be desired. We ordered nitrox a month ahead of time and they were unable/willing to provide it. Excuses ranged from; our analyzer was stolen,... More 

5 Thank Stuart S
Thousand Oaks, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015

I had a dive accident (smashed finger in boat ladder) in October of 2014. Had to go to be rushed to the hospital for stitches and nail reconstruction. The dive boat NEVER contacted me to see if I was okay. Nothing, nada, no contact ever. The Coast Guard, hospital and doctor all called for follow up but nothing from the... More 

4 Thank janine m
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95 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

We have been diving in Southern California for 18 years. When diving the San Diego kelp beds or wreck alley, we always choose the Marissa. Lora and her crew do an excellent job. Good dive briefings, lots of help with gear etc. and lots of yummy food. Having Nitrox fills available is a huge plus. Surface interval snuggle time with... More 

Thank TuxMum
Orcutt, California
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2013

We made a special trip to San Diego to dive the wrecks off the Marissa. The crew was great, the food yummy (thanks for a nice lunch with the 3-tank trip!). We had a good time, and the other divers were very nice.

1 Thank Laurie P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

I would write a review based on the actual diving, but I can't because I never got to. I started communications through email, which I received one response to. Then I had repeatedly called and left messages. The one time I did get through to a person, they told me they would call me right back and never did. It... More 

6 Thank mcp49
Johnstown, Colorado
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53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2013

I was in San Diego recently and was able to get some deep diving in with Marissa Dive Charters. The day I was there we did the U.S.S. Hogan wreck (125 feet deep). The boat was set up well for diving, with on-board tank refills. The crew took great care of me, providing me with a wetsuit, gloves, and dive... More 

2 Thank Josh N
Yuma, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2012

great boat and crew , very friendly , good food , nitrox and high pressure steel refills available onboard

1 Thank gerald h
San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 September 2012

I have had the chance of going out on the Marissa several times this summer and every trip has been a great experience. They have a very professional and knowledgeable crew, that nonetheless know how to keep things fun and to make everybody feel well taken care of.

1 Thank Ramon D

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