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San Clemente Island for 1.5 Days! Smokin' Price!! (Dorm)

This event page is for the DORMITORY BUNKS on Horizon.

All divers love San Clemente Island!

This is a 1.5 day specialty trip aboard the Horizon. 1.5 days (night dive!) at a gorgeous island seemingly MADE for us divers! The Horizon is not your average local dive boat. She's built for multi-day trips out to sea and has a wonderful salon, galley, bunks, and dive accommodations. At 85 feet long she's well-suited for this kind of trip. In other words... SPACE!

SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND: Island in the Southern Channel Island chain. Amazing diving with great vis, kelp, and animals possible. Various depths.

BOARDING: Boat boards at 8 pm.

DEPARTURE: Boat departs approx 45 minutes after boarding.

RETURN: We'll arrive back at the dock around 6 am on Sunday.

DURATION: 1.5 days. (Night dive at San Clemente Island!)

PRICE: $179.79 each (This is for the dormitory bunks only. The cabin spots are parsed on a separate event page.)

There may be a fuel surcharge tacked onto our charter price. Exact cost is determined by cost of fuel at the time of departure. (The good news is that, since we chartered the whole boat, our per-diver trip cost is less. Whether this balances out the fuel surcharge remains to be seen.)

FOOD: All meals included. The Horizon has great fare. If you have special food requests (vegan, etc) please let them know well ahead of time and they'll be happy to accomodate you.

NITROX: Nitrox provided for an extra (reasonable) charge. They spit out 32% using a membrane system.

EXPERIENCE: You should have a decent amount of experience and be comfortable in water depths ranging from shallow to 100 feet.

RESERVATIONS: Simply RSVP here (first) then pay via ythe paypal interface that pops up. (Safe and secure. I've used it for years.)MINUTIA:

  • Pillows and blankets are provided (though some people bring a sleeping bag).
  • If you snore take measures to prevent it. (It's not fair to other attendees.)
  • Foam earlpugs are always a good addition to your toiletry kit.
  • Tanks (AL80) and weights are provided, but you're welcome to bring your own (filled) tank(s) and weights.
  • A meal before you board would be appropriate.

The Ten Commandments of RSVPing: Click here, gang.

If you back out less than one week before departure (or "no call, no show") you are on the hook for the money. No refund. (To back out fully you must cancel your RSVP here and request a Paypal refund.) If you back out less than two weeks before the boat leaves you will be refunded half your boat fee*. The other half may then be used to entice another diver to take your spot. 15+ days= full refund*. (*All refunds subject to a .31 Paypal fee and 9% admin fee.)


  • Hydrate really well. Frequent peeing is better than DCI.
  • Take Bonine if you think you're at all inclined toward seasickness.
  • Eat a decent, non-greasy breakfast.
  • Bring something to keep you warm between dives (overcoat, boat jacket, etc).
  • Bring a torch for peering into nooks and crannies.
  • End your dive close to the boat (unless you enjoy long surface swims).
  • ALWAYS bring your dive essentials: A safety sausage, knife, and whistle... MANDATORY!
  • Don't forget to tip the boat crew if they do a good job for you. This one's just as important as any other point in this list. The DM is there for your safety. Take care of him/her!

Boat Etiquette Reminder:

  • Don't be late.
  • Space is limited on a boat. Stow all your gear where directed to by crew.
  • Keep gear out of the walk-way
  • Put your fins on at drop-in point (not forward and then flip flop over people's feet and gear).
  • Don't rinse your mask or other gear in the CAMERA BUCKET!
  • Don't clog up the marine head with Baby Ruth bars, tampons, or similar.
  • If you have to throw up, do it downwind (leeward), NOT IN THE HEAD.
  • If you have to cancel, do it well before the cutoff time so Bill has a chance to sell your seat.

NOTE: Occasional US Navy San Clemente closings (for ship gunfire/range practice) could divert us to another island. Public access to San Clemente Island can be closed with little or no prior notice due to these military exercises. Every effort will be made to visit San Clemente Island, but ultimately it is beyond the control of Power Scuba and our charter boat.


The Virtual Donation Jar will be out (for the Meetup site costs and general fund). It's strictly voluntary, but is very much appreciated and needed. Click here: DONATION JAR

If you have not filled out a liability release for Power Scuba Meetup, please follow this link to the file, print, sign and bring to the event, along with your C-Card (scuba certification card). You only need to do this once: Liability Release and Assumption of Risk

You must also read this: Disclaimer and Clarification... AKA Terms and Conditions

Anyone with a medical condition possibly counter-indicitive to diving must have a doctors signature on a diving waiver form and submit signed form to Bill Powers (or an organizer) before they may attend any Power Scuba event. YOU MAY NOT ATTEND AN EVENT WITH AN UNDISCLOSED MEDICAL CONDITION. Doing so is grounds for expulsion from the group. Here is the medical statement to be used as a reference only: Medical Statement Therein you'll find a good example of a Doctor Waiver form.

Attending any scuba event Power Scuba facilitates constitues attendee's affirmation they are medically fit to dive and have submitted a signed Liability Release to an organizer.

For Boat Dives: Any overage (usually less than $50) resulting from our local dive boat trips is put into a dedicated Group Boat Fund. This allows us to make up the difference if we don't completely fill up a future boat charter. No other use is made of this money.

Important Note: It is not the organizer's role to lead your dive. He/she merely facilitates you getting to the pre-dive meeting location. The Organizer will not assign you a buddy nor will he/she be leading the dive as a "group dive". Visibility and liability do not allow for that. When you enter the water, you are on your own. You must plan and execute your dive with your dive buddy only. Once members arrive at the meeting spot, the Organizer becomes simply another diver.

Your participation constitutes your affirmation you agree to these above rules and disclaimers.

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  • Mike A.

    Can't decide which I like more, diving San Clemente, or diving with the good folks of the Horizon.

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • Ellen E.

    Hello Divers - I'm still trying to find an ENT-type doctor who will look at my ear. Someone suggested some sort of Dive medicine office in Hillcrest, I think? I can't find any such thing on the internet, so I must have one of those details wrong. Any suggestions welcome

    March 25, 2013

    • Ellen E.

      i'm going that route! thank you!

      March 25, 2013

    • Mike A.

      Another option would be to call DAN. They can put you in touch with the Dive Docs at UC Hospital @ Hillcrest.

      1 · March 25, 2013

  • Dave V.

    His (my) email [masked]

    March 25, 2013

  • Mike M.

    Fantastic trip! Does anyone happen to have my dive buddy's email?His name is Dave. He had the H-valve set up on his tank. I left pretty early and didn't see many people. Thanks everyone for the good times. See you around!

    March 25, 2013

    • Beth J.

      I think that was David Volkman. You can just go to his profile and then click on "send email". :)

      1 · March 25, 2013

  • Elbert

    Had an awesome time can't wait to do it again!

    March 24, 2013

  • Beth J.

    Awesome trip, Best diving I've had in SoCal! Horizon is an awesome boat with a great crew. It was great meeting everyone! Hope to dive with you again soon! :)

    March 24, 2013

  • John S.

    This is what I got in my log: Inside Boiler, Little Flower, Lunch, Dark Caverns, Arrowhead, Dinner, Little Flower again...Good seeing you again. Hope this helps.

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We hit Inside Boiler, then Little Flower, then ? and ?, and did a night dive at Little Flower. Can anyone name those middle two sites?

    March 24, 2013

  • Drew D.

    I haven't got my tank filled since my last dive. Is it considered rude to show up with a tank that needs a fill?

    March 22, 2013

    • Bill P.

      They prefer your tank be filled. Their compressor will be tasked enough this weekend.

      March 22, 2013

    • Drew D.

      Cool thanks Bill

      March 22, 2013

  • Bill P.

    Bunk chart up in our Files section.

    March 21, 2013

  • Ellen E.

    any advice on parking over two nights? OR is it no problem?

    March 22, 2013

    • Bill P.

      Street parking around H&M Landing is fairly safe. There is also a parking lot attached to the Landing for about $7 per day.

      1 · March 22, 2013

  • Beth J.

    Will we be docked on shore at all, or on the boat the whole time?

    March 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No "shore" at Clemente. Just a bombing range. Boatbound.

      March 21, 2013

    • Beth J.

      Ok, thanks for the info!

      March 22, 2013

  • Sean S.

    Team, I had to cancel and there is an open spot for this trip! One cabin spot for only a couple bucks more! Get on it! ;)

    March 18, 2013

  • Beth J.

    I'm in, woo hoo!!

    1 · January 31, 2013

  • Drew D.


    January 31, 2013

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Your organizer's refund policy for San Clemente Island for 1.5 Days! Smokin' Price!! (Dorm)

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled
  • you can cancel at least 15 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: Back out less than one week before departure (or "no call, no show") = No refund. Back out less than two weeks before the boat leaves you will be refunded half your boat fee (to entice someone else to come). 15+ days= full refund.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

Regardless of the refund policy set by the organizer, Meetup may issue refunds on an organizer's behalf if we determine that Meetup's Payment Policies have been violated.

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