Boat Dive: Welcome Back Marissa! Double Yukon!

  • August 3, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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Welcome Back Marissa!!!

UPDATE: The Marissa dive boat is now docked at Mission Bay Sportcenter.

This will be a 2-tank, no-profit, local trip aboard a well-appointed charter boat. If you don't have a buddy you may team up with another single on the boat. The boat provides tanks (Al 80s) and weights (bring your own if you like). Nitrox onboard for an extra charge. You provide all other gear. The boat also provides food and drinks between dives.

COST: $58.41 (Paypable via Paypal after you RSVP on the right.)

BOARDING TIME: 8:00 am

DIVE SITES

  • First Dive: HMCS Yukon!
    365' Canadian destroyer laying on its side in sand 70-100' deep. (Furrows around the ship edge go as deep as 109'.) Very large and still totally intact. Plenty to see on the outside with lots of structure and life (anemones cover a large portion of its surface). Multiple penetrations available for qualified divers. Many holes have been cut into the ship before its sinking for diver access.

 

For the SECOND Dive, we're letting YOU decide!  Please note the following:

  • Everyone who signs up for this trip will be given an opportunity to vote for their favorite Wreck Alley site.
  • If you sign up for this event, you accept that your choice for the second dive may NOT win and you won't find out where we'll go for the second dive until after you pay.
  • Keep in mind that if your choice doesn't win, you can't back out just for that reason.  Normal cancellation rules still apply.
  • The addition of a contest dimension to this meetup is intended to be fun and exciting, so please accept it as such.
  • IF you have a +1, you may enter your guest's vote also--but ONLY if you have a +1
  • After everyone votes, I will announce the result in the comments section and change the title of this event.

Now that THAT's out of the way.... here are your choices!

  • Second Dive Choice #1: The Yukon AGAIN!
    That's right, we don't have to go ANYWHERE and we can just stay moored to the Yukon and do another dive there.  It's certainly BIG enough for two dives!

 

 

 

  • Second Dive Choice #2: Ruby-E: 165'-long former Coast Guard Cutter that was intentionally sunk as an artificial reef in 1989.  Resting in 85' deep water, the deck lies at about 60' and is a good beginner wreck.  She's laying upright in flat sand and is absolutely covered with spectacularly colorful marine life.

 

  • Second Dive Choice #3: NOSC Tower: Former research platform once used by the Naval Ocean Systems Center (NOSC).  Toppled into the sea by "El Niño" conditions in 1988, it is the only wreck in San Diego's "Wreck Alley" that wasn't sunk intentionally.  Every inch is covered in life. <60 feet deep.



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.)

BOARDING: When you board the boat, EXPEDITIOUSLY sign in (boat manifest and boat liability forms), assemble your gear (keep dive boxes/bags OUT OF the walkways), and then make room for others. Large boxes and bags may be stored on the second level. Small drybags can be stored in the v-berth. Keep bags OFF the bench seats. (Those are for people.)


SKILLS: Kelp and current possible. Because of the depths involved this trip is considered "advanced"... though a strong skill-set at any level will allow you to perform these dives safely. Stay within your skill-set and comfort level.


The Ten Commandments of RSVPing: Click for the 411

If you back out less than 96 hours 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 one week before the boat leaves you will be refunded half your boat fee. 8+ days= full refund*. (*All refunds subject to a .31 Paypal fee and 9% admin fee.)

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

Dive Boat Tipping Guidelines: Tipping Info & Advice here


Pointers:

  • BRING YOUR CERT CARD.
  • Hydrate really well.
  • Take seasick prevention pills beforehand 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 dive light 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, dive knife, and whistle (at a minimum)!
  • 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 crew is there for your safety.  Please show your appreciation.


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, damnit.
  • 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.

ADMIN STUFF YOU MUST READ:

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 (or to wait for you after you come out of the water). 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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  • Eric G.

    I found a left-handed glove on the boat, is anyone missing one? Sophie, people seemed to think it might be yours!

    August 3, 2013

    • Eric G.

      No no no.... that would be ME. Ask Ashley how many times I've left stuff on the boat. AMAZINGLY I didn't leave anything THIS time but that is by far the exception! :D

      August 4, 2013

    • Chris T.

      I found a Capri Sun on the Marissa after you guys got off..Was that yours Eric?

      August 4, 2013

  • Franz

    Awesome as usual. Eric even took care of the viz.

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • Eric G.

    GREAT Dive everyone. Was a great group of people as always and the vis was not bad! I got 3 hours of sleep when I got home--I was exhausted (but happy)!

    August 3, 2013

  • Yuri

    I lost 10 pounds in one hour. Ask me how.

    August 3, 2013

    • Yuri

      Sophie, try my system, because it works!

      August 3, 2013

    • Sophie W.

      let me know what your system is ? dropping your weights in the ocean ?!!

      August 3, 2013

  • Sophie W.

    The Marissa got a coffee maker !!!!! 5 stars for that :)))
    and great diving on the yukon, I almost forgot that part !

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Mitch P.

    See everyone in the morning!

    August 2, 2013

  • Joffrey

    Hi, would be happy to join the dive trip. Single diver with Rescue level.

    August 2, 2013

  • Mitch P.

    The Marissa Calendar has this day listed as a 3-tank trip, guessing that just has not been updated to reflect the change?

    July 26, 2013

    • Eric G.

      That's correct. I'll remind Lora to change the Calendar.

      July 26, 2013

  • Shirley T.

    Jim and I have to cancel, so there are two spots open.

    1 · July 25, 2013

  • Eric G.

    By the way, it goes without saying that the Captain has veto power, and both Murphy's Law and Mother Nature have ultimate veto power. Speaking of Mother Nature, IF the Yukon wins and the visibility on the first dive is mediocre, it is acceptable to change your vote in between dives and see what we get elsewhere.

    July 24, 2013

    • Mat H.

      The visibility is rarely better in wreck alley than it is on the Yukon due to the others' relative proximity to the Mission Bay channel.

      1 · July 25, 2013

    • Eric G.

      True, but if we DO get pea soup, people might want a different flavor of pea soup :-)

      July 25, 2013

  • Eric G.

    Mat threatened to picket if Ruby didn't win. I'm going to hold you to that, Mat! Please bring your picket sign so we can take pics.

    1 · July 25, 2013

    • Eric G.

      You know....one could theoretically attempt to bribe others into changing their vote....say...as long as the crew gets their take :)

      July 25, 2013

    • Eric G.

      This could get interesting :-)

      July 25, 2013

  • Eric G.

    And the winner is.......

    DOUBLE YUKON!

    2 · July 24, 2013

  • Shirley T.

    Jim is my +1

    July 24, 2013

  • Eric G.

    Sean & Yuri: What are your votes for the second dive?

    July 23, 2013

    • Sophie W.

      I'll jump in the water anyways :)

      1 · July 23, 2013

    • Eric G.

      I'm wondering if I should have set my sights on a 3-tanker! But this is fun, too :)

      July 24, 2013

  • Eric G.

    It's nearly neck and neck for all three dive sites. A lot of Yukon lovers out there, a few people who haven't dived the Tower (myself included, but I haven't voted yet) and some Ruby fans as well. Still three spots open that could change the outcome. Stay tuned!

    July 24, 2013

  • Sergio C.

    Man, I need to hurry up and get AOW certified to get in on these deals!

    July 23, 2013

  • Franz

    Nice team, I'm looking forward seeing you again or meeting newer members.

    July 23, 2013

  • Sophie W.

    yes yes yes !!!

    July 23, 2013

  • Mat H.

    I'll bring my snorkel :-)

    July 23, 2013

    • Eric G.

      There are so many wrong ways to reply to that.

      2 · July 23, 2013

  • David B.

    My vote; double Yukon

    1 · July 23, 2013

  • Franz

    Graham is my guest

    July 23, 2013

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Your organizer's refund policy for Boat Dive: Welcome Back Marissa! Double Yukon!

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled
  • you can cancel at least 4 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: Back out less than 96 hours before departure (or "no call, no show") = no refund. Back out less than one week before departure you will be refunded half your boat fee*. 8+ days= full refund*. *All refunds subject to .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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