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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 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 6:30 am on Sunday.

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

DIVES: Up to five dives, including a night dive after dinner.

PRICE: $173.58 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.

AIR: Air fills onboard up to 3,500 PSI. Boat has some tanks for you to use, but you must tell a crewman you need this before we leave the dock. You're welcome to bring your own tank if you choose.

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*.  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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  • Rich B.

    Actually, I meant to say the diving was EXCELLENT . Thank you Henry for being a great dive buddy. Thanks to the awesome crew of the Horizon for keeping us comfortable and safe. Thank you Bill !

    June 23, 2013

  • Rich B.

    Great diving

    June 23, 2013

  • Jonathan W.

    Great time!
    I'm missing a pair of thick grey socks, a pair of grey thermal underwear pants, and a pair of black sweatpants; last seen in the dryer. If you picked them up by accident, please let me know.

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another great day of diving at San Clemente. Check out my website for the pictures:

    June 23, 2013

    • Barry S.

      Diving looked great!. Wish I could have made it.

      June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't go on many dive boats but when I do it's the Horizon!! Wow great dives great dive buddy Kelli great crew and a super cool host! thanks Bill for organizing such a wonderful and truly awesome event!

    June 23, 2013

  • Christoph M.

    Great introduction to dive boats, kelp diving, night diving [Thanks Dave!], Italian revolutionaries and other marine wildlife, and Power Scuba.

    June 23, 2013

  • Barry S.

    Unfortunately I'm not going to be able to make it to San Diego today to make the trip. Not sure what the policy is but if someone wants to take my spot they are welcome to it.

    June 21, 2013

  • Bill P.

    Boat bunk chart (bunk assignments) is in our Files section at More--> Discussions--> Files.

    June 20, 2013

  • Bill P.

    My RSVP is for Cristina.

    June 19, 2013

  • Shaun M.

    Let's scuba

    June 19, 2013

  • Bill P.

    I'll be in a cabin.

    May 18, 2013

  • Sean S.

    Let's do this!

    1 · June 10, 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 = No refund. Back out less than two weeks before the boat leaves you will be refunded half your boat fee*. 15+ days= full refund*. *All refunds subject to a .31 Paypal fee and 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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