The Ultimate piece of Dive Gear
Divers are very passionate about their gear. They rely on their gear to keep them alive as they embark upon their excursion into the undersea realm. To the avid diver, a good dive boat is the single most significant piece of dive gear they own. A good dive boat can provide access to the world’s most incredible dive sites. A proper diving vessel must be safe, sturdy and seaworthy… and ideally, give you access to the places that others fear to go. Munson Dive Boats are the ideal platform for serious diving.
The last thing that any commercial diver wants to worry about is the safety & reliability of the diving platform. A good dive boat is not a luxury, but a very important safety requirement. A Munson Dive Boat provides the most reliable, capable & safe platform available. Rescue, salvage or sport, you will know that your most important piece of gear is up to the task.
Model: 23-17 Fire
Maple Ridge, BC: Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue is a volunteer SAR group based in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada. They respond to calls from local law enforcement to conduct wilderness and urban searches and rescues. Vessel equipment includes A T-top console, roof mounted tie-down railings, flip out console mounted bench seat, bow door flip out ladder, 3" tow post, and a Garmin GPSMap 4012 radar/plotter/sounder navigation package.
Model: 24-41 Dive
Mesa, AZ: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Lake Patrol overseas 1000 square miles and dozens of popular lakes in Southern Arizona. They selected this 24’ Munson for dive/rescue operations. Outfitting includes port and starboard side doors, bow door dive ladder, 12 Roll Control tank holders, flip up deck seats, canvas bimini top, 500 lb. davit with power winch, engine guard, tow post, and trailer.
Model: 25-10 Dive
Truk Lagoon, South Pacific: Odyssey Adventures operate the M/V Odyssey on extended dive cruises to the Truk Lagoon shipwreck dive sites. They operate a Munson as a day boat to transport divers from the mothership to dive locations. The walk thru transom allows divers to enter the boat via large transom ladders. The closed bow features recessed steps and push knees to provide easy boarding from mothership. A dive tank rack with seating runs along vessel centerline.
Model: 26-38 Dive
San Diego, CA: The City of San Diego Ranger/Divers performs water extractions of injured victims and provides underwater recovery operations. Their 26’ Munson is used as a dive/utility boat in City lakes, bays and coastal waters. Outfitting includes dive bottle racks, side dive door, bow door and side door dive ladders, umbilical hose trees, Honda WX15 dewatering pump, removable work table, flip-up bench seats, roof top stretcher locker, davit, tow post, motor guard and trailer.
Model: 26-50 Dive
Olympia, WA: Washington State DOT is responsible for performing bridge inspections and prioritizing maintenance work on over 7300 bridges. They selected this 26’ Munson trailerable dive boat for conducting underwater bridge inspections throughout the state. Outfitting includes scuba bottle racks, large HP cylinder rack, port & starboard side dive doors and bow door dive ladder. The cabin is outfitted with seating for five persons, Webatso diesel cabin heater and flip-up work table.
Model: 28-36 Dive
Seattle, WA: The NOAA Diving Program trains and certifies scientists, engineers and technicians to perform the variety of tasks that are carried out by NOAA underwater. Headquartered in Seattle, the program performs open water dive certification on Lake Washington. Coast Guard certified to carry 14 divers, their dive support vessel features roll control bottle racks, folding bench seats, LED flood lighting and large dive doors.
Model: 28-52 Dive
Chicago, IL: Collins Engineers, Inc. performs underwater inspections and construction support for projects throughout the United States. Their 28’ Packcat dive boat is used for hydrographic surveying, bridge inspection, dredging engineering, and hydroelectric dam assessments. Outfitting includes a heated cabin with diver control station, dive bottle racks, hose racks, side dive doors, anchor windlass, fresh water wash down, Lowrance HDS-12 plotter/sounder, hydrographic sonar mounts, 2800 watt inverter, and triple axle trailer.
Model: 28-65 Patrol
Kingston, NY: The NYSP Dive Team is the largest law enforcement public safety dive team in the United States. Their 28’ Munson includes a hydraulic bow door with two dive ladders, port & starboard side doors, tank rack for 8 dive bottles, davit, tow post and engine guard. The cabin is outfitted with forced air heater, rooftop air conditioner, black out shades and folding radar arch. Electronics include Garmin radar/plotter/sounder, Flir thermal imaging camera, back up camera and Mercury joystick piloting system with Skyhook digital anchor.
Model: 32-20 Dive
Houston, TX: As part of the Tactical Operations Division, the Houston Police Dive Team is composed of highly trained public safety divers who provide search and recovery operations as well as imaging of underwater scenes. Their 32’ Munson dive boat incorporates bow, side and stern dive ladders, dive bottle racks and swimmer rails near the waterline. The large cabin includes air conditioning, work tables, and shock mitigating seats. A 1000 lb. lifting davit, tow post, fresh water washdown system and heavy duty triple axle trailer complete the package.
Model: 30-27 Dive
Portland, OR: This 30' Packcat supports the United States Air Force 304th RQS maritime operations including diving, water jumps, RAMZ jumps, search and rescue, and emergency response. It is capable of operating at night in extreme weather conditions and swift contaminated water. It is also used to support local authorities in the Pacific Northwest's disaster preparedness plans. Emergency equipment includes a roof mounted stretcher, defibrillators, generator, and first aid supply lockers.
Model: 32-34 Dive
San Mateo, CA: The State of California DOT Structure Maintenance Division performs bridge inspections in accordance with federal regulations. Their 32’ Munson dive boat is outfitted with heavy duty hull fendering for working alongside concrete and steel structures. Additional outfitting includes push knees, tow post, engine guard, 12V anchor windlass, lifting davit, side dive door, Garmin 7612xsv dual screen navigation displays, and triple axle trailer. Triple 250 Yamaha outboards provide 40 knot top speed with 4000 lb payload.
Model: 34-23 Dive
Washington, DC: The FBI Underwater Search Evidence Response Team is responsible for locating evidence underwater as large as a jet engine and as small as a bullet. Computer work stations with overhead 21" monitors allow the Dive Team to analyze data during operations. Other special features include storage for 14 SCUBA bottles, Kohler 5Kw generator, and a highway legal gooseneck bunk trailer. Special padeyes were installed on the boat and trailer allowing secure transport in C130 Hercules Aircraft.
Model: 34-36 Dive
Kona, Hawaii: Pacific Rim Divers is one of the premier dive companies on the Big Island. They currently operate a 34’ Munson dive boat that is USCG certified for 15 persons. Outfitting includes passenger bench seating, 30 dive bottle racks, hot water shower, camera rinsing table, snack table, water cooler, head compartment, port & starboard side dive doors, bimini top, lifting davit, large swim step with 2 dive ladders and triple axle trailer with extendable tongue.
Model: 34-46 Dive
Jacksonville, FL: Logan Diving and Salvage has been engaged in marine salvage and commercial diving operations for over 70 years. They operate several Munson dive boats including this 34’ used for equipment transport, marine inspection services, and commercial diving operations. Outfitting includes a walk around wheelhouse, two lifting davits, 4 way lifting eyes, push knees, tow post, engine guard, stereo, and an HP dive bottle rack.
Model: 36-8 Dive
Lanai, Hawaii: Lanai is world famous for its diving. Outfitting for the 36' Munson includes port and starboard dive doors, 8 dive bottle racks, port and starboard dive ladders, swim platform, Bauer Jr. ll electric air compressor, flip out dive ladder on the bow door, Onan 7.5kW generator, air conditioning, head, full width welded aluminum swim step with non-skid, walk-around cabin and bow anchor windlass.
Model: 36-9 Dive
Kingston, NY: The NYSP Dive Team is the largest law enforcement public safety dive team in the United States. Their 36’ Munson includes a hydraulic bow door with two dive ladders, port & starboard side doors, tank rack for 14 dive bottles, lifting eyes, davit, tow post and engine guard. The cabin is outfitted with forced air heater, rooftop air conditioner, black out shades and folding radar arch. Electronics include Garmin radar/plotter/sounder, Flir thermal imaging camera, back up camera and Mercury joystick piloting system with Skyhook digital anchor.
Our clients say it best…
“Our original Munson dive boat has now been in continuous service for over nine years. In this time, we have only had to perform minor maintenance to keep her running. I’m impressed enough with the quality that you were the only choice when we decided to replace our second boat with a larger aluminum vessel. Thanks for the stellar quality and keep up the good work.”