The concept, the boat caught fire early this morning, departing from Santa Barbara on Saturday for a diving trip, according to the diving company website, Truth Aquatics.  The boat was due to return to shore today at 5 pm
"While traveling on Labor Day, divers have the unique opportunity to explore the peaks of San Miguel Island," Truth Aquatics says on its website. "The beginning of September is the best time to be in San Mig, where strong winds are evident and swell throughout much of the year."
The company's website says the team is using the Concept this weekend to visit San Miguel, where divers expect to see a variety of interesting marine life.
"This seldom visited island is loaded with color: anemones, crabs offered, covering every inch of an arc wall. Great for a closeup," the website says.
Other possible destinations during the trip include Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa and Santa Barbara Islands, according to the website.
The itinerary: Divers were scheduled to meet at the Port of Santa Barbara on Friday night, leaving at any time after 8:00 PM. It is scheduled to start at 4pm Saturday, after which it will return on Monday afternoon.