About us

The M/V Grand Adventure is a custom built, 50′, 39 ton, Rodriguez boat works built in Bayou La Batre, Alabama.  Her keel was laid in 1999 and she was completed in 2000.  She was built to be a fishing vessel for a private owner out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and served her owners well for over 17 years.

Captain Matt first laid eyes on her in 2017 when searching for the perfect vessel to fulfill his dream.  She was purchased and steamed down from New Jersey in May of 2018 to Norfolk, Virginia.  This is where she was hauled out of the water and her three-month re-fit and modernization began.  The captain and crew painstakingly made every effort to convert her to the most comfortable and modern dive boat in the Mid-Atlantic.   She is equipped with a full galley, mess deck, bunk room, two heads, air conditioning and a wide spacious cock-pit to fulfill your group needs.  The deck area is wide, spacious and is covered with a large custom-built canopy, that provides protection from the hot summer sun.  This vessel is equipped with the most current and cutting-edge safety equipment including, oxygen for diving operations.  Not to exclude an amazing existing electronics package, with some newer and more modern electronics having been added.

Please take a moment to look at our dive schedule, dive site descriptions, and the rules to dive aboard M/V Grand Adventure.  Then book your charter to come and see for yourself, what an enjoyable day playing in the graveyard of the Atlantic can be.

Captain Matthew Morrison; United States Coast Guard Master of Vessels of 100 gross tons, endorsed in commercial assistance towing and auxiliary sailing, for over 23 years.  Captain Matt and his crew are qualified to provide first aid, basic life support (CPR/AED) and oxygen administration.  Our captain and crew are all professional divers and/or licensed mariners.

Our captain was born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA and has worked and played in the inlets, waterways, bays and Atlantic Ocean since he could walk.  He has worked and played aboard sailing and fishing vessels within Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks; he worked aboard the luxurious live aboard sailing vessel Millennium in the British Virgin Islands and continues to explore and work the Outer Banks and Virginia.  His goal is to take his experience and knowledge and provide his customers with the safest and most care free journey M/V Grand Adventure can offer you.