Wrecks: Hogan and High Seas

Semi-rare trip at a great price!

This will be a two-tank local trip aboard a well-appointed charter boat. You'll have all your own gear for this one. Both wrecks are deep-ish, so you'll want to bring your own steel tank(s) filled with nitrox. (28% would be a good mix for the first dive.) The boat provides nitrox refills for a modest charge. Boat also provides food and drinks between dives.

COST: $108.61 (Paypable via Paypal after you RSVP on the right.) I dropped a couple spots off the boat loadout to give us a bit more elbow room.

CERT: You MUST have Advanced certification or greater... and the skills and ability that go with it. (Be prepared to show your card to the boat captain.)



  • Wreck of the Hogan: Wickes-class destroyer laying on a mostly sandy bottom in 130' of depth. Direction orientation is roughly North-East/South-West. Close to the US/Mexico border. Wreck is mostly collapsed, though bow and stern have some structure to them. Very easy to follow the ships centerline and lots of things to explore. Wolf eels seen here in the past. Currents possible.

  • Wreck of the High Seas: Ex-Yard Patrol Craft and (later) fishing vessel. No penetration possible, but very large debris field and home to lots of life, including some large ling cod and rockfish. Many old fishing nets cover some of the wreck, so caution is important. 110' deep. Currents possible.

To make reservations: Simply RSVP here (first) then pay via the Paypal interface that pops up. (Safe and secure... I've used it for years.)

The Ten Commandments of RSVPing: Click for the 411

If you back out less than one week before departure (or "no call, no show") you are on the hook for the money (unless your spot fills). 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 (less .31 Paypal fee and 9% admin fee). The other half may then be used to entice another diver to take your spot. 15+ days= full refund (less .31 Paypal fee and 9% admin fee).

Cancelling an Event: When and why Power Scuba might do it it


  • Don't push the limits of your training and skill level. My lawyer will kick your ass.
  • Don't forget to tip the boat crew if they do a good job for you. These specialty trips require more logistics and planning to set up. Be kind to the crew. More so than on a "regular" trip.

Boat Etiquette Reminder:

  • Don't be late.
  • Don't clog up the marine head with Baby Ruth bars, tampons, or similar.
  • If you have to cancel, do it well before the cutoff time so Bill has a chance to sell your seat.



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

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

You must also read this: Disclaimer and Clarification... AKA Terms of Service...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 our medical statement: Medical Statement Therein you'll find a Doctor Waiver form as well.

Attending any scuba event Power Scuba facilitates constitutes attendee's affirmation they are medically fit to dive, certified to dive by a nationally-recognized agency, have the necessary skill & training level for the dive being offered, have read the Terms and Conditions, and have submitted a signed Liability Release to an organizer.

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. Nor will the Organizer tell you whether you are skilled enough to make any particular dive. That is for you (only) to decide. When you enter the water, you (and your buddy) 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.

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.

Power Scuba bears no responsibility or liability for a member's loss (gas, airfare, hotel fees, etc) in the event of a cancelled event.

Your participation constitutes your affirmation you agree to these above rules and disclaimers.... and that your buddy(s) (if applicable) has read and agrees to the same.

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  • Bradley Paul R.

    Hogan was awesome. I want to do it again.

    May 15, 2013

  • Skip G.

    First time on the Hogan after this trip it won't be my last. Looking forward to joining up with everyone on Power Scuba's next adventure .

    May 13, 2013

  • Herb G.

    The dive of the Wreck of the Hogan was very good. Lots of marine life on the wreck and in the water column. The surface current at the High Seas site was very strong.

    May 13, 2013

  • Bill P.

    What an exceptional dive on the Hogan. Definitely one for the log book! Hope everyone got to see at least one of the multiple Wolf Eels on the wreck.

    2 · May 13, 2013

  • RIG

    Thanks everyone for making us feel welcomed on yesterday's Hogan trip. It was a really fun day filled with some great memories....including the dolphin pod encounter on the High Seas. Wow...still can't believe it :-)

    May 12, 2013

  • cyrille

    Hi Guys, thanks for the trip yesterday! was very nice ot meet you all.
    here is the video - https://vimeo.com/66015032

    3 · May 12, 2013

    • Juan Carlos A.

      Awesome video Cyrille. Thanks for sharing!! Video is now bookmarked so I can relive that dive over and over.

      1 · May 12, 2013

  • ALEX L.

    Absolutely nice, great and friendly people to hang out and dive with in one of the best and my the most favorite dive boat Marissa. Thank you for making it such an enjoyable day. .


    2 · May 12, 2013

  • Robert J.

    Great video Cyrille! Thanks for sharing it.

    2 · May 12, 2013

  • Juan Carlos A.

    The Hogan dive was amazing. All in all another awesome diving day.

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • David A.

    The Hogan site was very nice!

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • Robert J.

    The wrecks were awesome! We saw half a dozen wolf eels and the visibility was fantastic!

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • cyrille

    Hi Everyone, 2 more divers for Saturday Hogan trip!

    May 9, 2013

  • Robert J.

    Looking for a buddy to do a Tec Dive on the Hogan.
    30min bottom time, Helitrox 25/17, Oxygen Deco.
    Must have appropriate gear, gas, and experience.

    May 7, 2013

    • Bill P.

      Robert, although we do have members of that level, I'm not sure any are signed up for the Hogan trip besides yourself. I've asked the boat captain to poll her personal email list for a suitable partner for you. See you on Sat.

      May 7, 2013

    • Robert J.

      Thank you Bill.

      May 7, 2013

  • Nicholas U.

    I expect no refund this late in the game (but hope for a full boat for all!) Family events have imposed. This event time is off by 12 hours.

    May 1, 2013

  • Andrew

    Does the boat need scrubbed tanks for nitrox refills?

    April 28, 2013

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Your organizer's refund policy for Wrecks: Hogan and High Seas

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled
  • you can cancel at least 16 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: 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. Less than two weeks before the boat leaves= half your boat fee. 15+ days= full refund. Refunds subject to .31 Paypal & 9% admin fee.

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

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