How big is the vessel?
The Narcosis II is a 32' dive boat with a 10-foot beam.
How many divers do you take?
6 divers and 2 crew members.
How fast is the vessel?
It generally cruises at 18-knots fully loaded, in miles-per-hour, that's just shy of 20 mph!
What is the price?
Shallow Dives (30'-50'): $95
Deep Dives (50'-80'): $125
Half Day (4-hours) of Deep Sea Fishing for 6-people: $450
Full Day (8-hours) of Deep Sea Fishing for 6-people: $800
What's included with the price?
For Diving: Drinks, snacks and a great time! We will give you a discounted rental price if you need tanks.
For Deep Sea Fishing: We include drinks, snacks, poles, bait and the boat for your private fishing charter.
How long to dive site?
If the dive is up to 50-feet of water, it usually takes 45 minutes from the last river channel marker. If the dive site is up to 80-feet of water, it will take around an hour. These are only approximates, weather has a great deal to do with time.
How long does it take to get to the last marker?
It takes a half-hour to get from the dock to the last river channel marker, which is about 12-miles. Part of it is idle speed, so you can setup your equipment during this time.
How long will the trip take?
Total trip times to get to 50-feet of water, averages 5 to 6 hours. Dives going to at least 80-feet of water average about 6 to 7 hours. These are from the time we get on the boat to get off the boat.
What if I don't have a buddy?
Since we don't dive alone and have a minimum of 3 passengers to run the trip, we pair you up with another diver. (If you need a dive guide, please ask us and we can give you the prices for a Discover Local Diving with a Certified Divemaster or Instructor).
Will the Divemaster lead me around?
The Divemaster is on the boat for the safety of all the divers. They have many responsibilities and may not be available to guide the dive. (If you need a dive guide, please ask us and we can give you the prices for a Discover Local Diving with a Certified Divemaster or Instructor).
What if I have never been diving in the ocean or the Gulf of Mexico?
We recommend that you take the Discover Local Diving, guided by a certified Divemaster or Instructor. Your first experience in boat diving should be a positive one and a Divemaster or Instructor will help guide you with this experience.
Can we snorkel off the boat?
Yes, but most of our dive sites are in 35 feet of water or more and generally are not good for snorkeling. Since we only take our 6 passengers, we have to charge the same for snorkelers as we do our divers.
Can I bring non-divers along for the ride?
We call those "Bubble Watchers." We only take our 6 passengers, so everyone is charged as a diver. Please let your non-diver know that they can bring snorkel equipment, fishing pole, suntan lotion and any beverage of their choice to enjoy their topside experience better.
Do you have a cooler on-board?
Yes, and you are welcome to use it, we do ask that you do not bring any glass containers on-board the Narcosis II Dive Boat.
What if I didn't bring any of my gear?
We rent everything! Check out our rental prices.
What if I have my own tanks?
We will be happy to fill them for you after your dive
What if I want to dive with Enriched Air Nitrox?
If you are certified as an Enriched Air Nitrox Diver, we can rent you tanks or fill your EAN at an additional charge.
When is the best time to dive?
All year! Everyone has a better month for there own personal diving history. Each day can be completely different than the previous day. The gulf has more life than any other body of water and it can be crystal clear to only 10-feet of visibility, and yet we still see more aquatic life than anywhere else in the world! The key is proper training, proper gear and proper thermal protection.
How do I book a trip?
Give us a call. Let us know the date you would like to dive. We will require a VISA or Mastercard to book your trip.
Do you take a deposit, or do you charge for the entire trip?
Since we only take our 6 divers, all trips are pre-paid. We only charge your credit card the day before the trip, once we confirm that the weather and dive conditions are good for diving.
What is the water temperature, visibility and what wet suit should I wear?
|Temperature, Visibility & Wet Suit Receommendation|
|January||AVG. Water Temp 55 Visibility 5' to 10' Wet Suit 7mm|
|February||AVG. Water Temp 55 Visibility 5' to 25' Wet Suit 7mm|
|March||AVG. Water Temp 60 Visibility 5' to 60' Wet Suit 7mm|
|April||AVG. Water Temp 72 Visibility 5' to 60' Wet Suit 5mm|
|May||AVG. Water Temp 80 Visibility 5' to 80' Wet Suit 3mm|
|June||AVG. Water Temp 84 Visibility 5' to 60' Wet Suit 3mm Shorty|
|July||AVG. Water Temp 86 Visibility 5' to 60' Wet Suit Hot Skin|
|August||AVG. Water Temp 86 Visibility 5' to 80' Wet Suit Hot Skin|
|September||AVG. Water Temp 85 Visibility 5' to 80' Wet Suit 3mm Shorty|
|October||AVG. Water Temp 85 Visibility 5' to 50' Wet Suit 5mm|
|November||AVG. Water Temp 75 Visibility 5' to 40' Wet Suit 5mm|
|December||AVG. Water Temp 70 Visibility 5' to 20' Wet Suit 7mm|
If you have a question and it's not addressed here, call or e-mail us! If it's a really good one we will put it on the FAQs page!