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Want to sleep in?  Start early?  Visit Shell Island? Night dive? Spearfish? Picnic on a deserted beach?  Do a dolphin watch or sunset cruise? Arrive for dinner on your private boat? Party after diving? Charter El Tortuga for a full day and dive and sight see as much as you like.

We can handle a maximum of six divers.  Groups of four are even better, especially if you plan on exploring offshore sites or doing advanced dives that require extra equipment and space.

Our dive boat, El Tortuga is fast, safe and comfortable. A Rosborough 246 "Lobster Boat" Cruiser. She features all required USCG safety equipment as well as GPS, bottom machines and radios that allow us to operate safely and reliably locate dive sites.

El Tortuga's cabin includes a dinette, refrigerator, stove, hot water heater, enclosed head and private changing space forward..  We have transom access and a swim platform for easy exits, fresh and salt water wash-downs and custom tank racks.

We price aggressively.  If you look at the cost of a two tank dive from other operators, plus what they charge for tank rentals, you and your friends can charter El Tortuga! Or check the schedule link above to join one of our trips.

We strive to provide the best possible boat and dive experience but we can not control the weather. Final judgment about conditions and the safety of the charter are up to the Captain. We will refund or reschedule weather delayed charters.

Full day charter, $400 includes two tanks for four divers. Additional tanks, Nitrox, rental equipment and PADI training is available.

Empire Mica, Oriskany trips, extended cruises and overnight charters are available.

To arrange you charter, call or email Captain Bill:

Captain Bill Hamilton, USCG OUPV

678 478-0611


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Dive the sites you choose, on your schedule, as much as you want, when you arrange a trip or private charter on El Tortuga with Captain Bill (USCG Licensed). We can help you select the sites the other boats don't visit, arrange guided dives and a SCUBA refresher or PADI Specialty Certifications during your visit. 

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