The Conception Had An Excellent Reputation. One Bay Area Diver Asks ‘What Happened?’

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Diver Mauricio Muñoz (center) is aboard the Conception boat in 2017 with Captain Jerry Boylan (left) and diver Miguel Salas Jr. (right). (Courtesy of Mauricio Muñoz )

The tragedy of the Conception boat fire off the Santa Barbara coast has rippled throughout the diving community. Several of the 34 people who died on Labor Day were from the Bay Area. The boat and Truth Aquatics operators are highly regarded by divers. One local dive instructor who has been on the Conception wonders how a boat with such a good reputation caught fire and caused so much destruction.

Guest:  Mauricio Muñoz, President of CaliDivers Scuba Diving Club and owner of Pacific Ocean Water Sports

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