FYI...….A little history -- Truth Aquatics
This is just one in a series of tragedies that the Truth Aquatics has been involved.
The first one was when the "original" Truth which went aground. It was later destroyed by wave action before it could be salvaged, The few items that were salvaged and in condition to be used to construct the "New Truth" aka "Truth" was the diesel engine and a few miscellaneous items.
Upon completion of the "New Truth" a newer bigger boat the "Conception" was created (Concept ?)
All this occurred under the direction of the late great highly respected hot charter boat Captain Roy Hauser.
Some how, some way, no one knows how. but artificial reefs constructed of toilet bowls began appearing on reefs beyond normal sports diving depths at a number of hot dive locations in my beloved Orange County, LA County and at the Channel Islands. For a select few divers they became a private lobster market, always insuring a limit of then 10 bugs on a very short bounce dive.
On one such 175 foot dive things went horribly wrong for Roy Hauser and despite the immediate and heroic efforts of the crew and those on board Roy was irreversibly bent and sent the remainder of his long life confined to a wheel chair.
However he remained involved as the founder and driving force of the Truth Aquatics for many years
Event # Three
The current fire
Via con Dios bussos, Amigos mi
Sam Miller, 111
I suspect we can expect some major changes in dive boat charted procedures and construction both locally , nationally and internationally -- It is coming !
You forgot about the Conception being stolen by a homeless man in 2005.