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Wreck & Reef at "Beginner"­ Depths!

  • Oct 19, 2013 · 7:00 AM
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Introduction to San Diego's famous Wreck Alley at "Beginner" depths!

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 ($16 per tank). You provide all other gear. The boat also provides food and drinks between dives.

COST: $58.11 (Paypable via Paypal after you RSVP on the right.)

BOARDING TIME: 7:00 am

DIVE SITES

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.


Acropolis: Nice area in the Northern Point Loma Kelp Beds. Contains a section that looks like ancient stadium tiered seating (if you tilt your head and squint your eyes). Depths of ~50-60 fsw.

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: We are deliberately keeping the depths of the dive sites less than 60' so everyone will feel comfortable. That being said, you must be decently strong in the skills for your training 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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  • Jason B.

    Great dives. Sophie thanks for catching the lobster, we should have argued that it was legal. I think it was legit.

    October 20, 2013

  • Richard S.

    Great dives, fun divers, really good brownies, Made it home in time to play golf. I will post some photos later if anyone is interested.
    Power Scuba Rocks

    October 19, 2013

  • Sophie W.

    I still can't believe how my lobster was close to be legal - I think the Marissa crew has some special measurement requirement !!!! ok 5 stars for the Marissa as usal; and 5-stars for Doug"s awesome brownies !

    October 19, 2013

  • Jonathan W.

    Great group of divers. Good conditions. Plenty of sea life. Excellent time!

    October 19, 2013

  • Gene S.

    Woke up not feeling so hot and will need to skip this one. The Yukon trip tomorrow is in question as well.

    October 19, 2013

  • Babs

    Have the Flu so can't go tomorrow. I'm willing to sell my spot to first person to contact me by text at[masked]

    October 18, 2013

  • Jonathan W.

    Hey folks, tomorrow should be a great day to dive. The forecast shows nearly lake conditions. But don't forget to bring your safety sausage and whistle.
    If for some reason you can't make it, please call me. There are a number of people who would love to jump aboard. [masked]
    See you tomorrow!

    1 · October 18, 2013

  • Jason B.

    I plan on lobster hunting on the second dive - so glad to buddy up with anyone who wants to do the same.

    October 16, 2013

  • Malik N.

    Looking for a buddy, thanks

    September 23, 2013

    • Lisa S.

      My buddy just canceled so I will need a buddy too.

      October 5, 2013

    • Gene S.

      Lisa, Be happy to dive with you if you don't mind a slower diver taking photographs. Happy to share any photos you appear in.

      October 5, 2013

  • Steve

    Just called paypal, they said the seller has to hit the "refund button". I'm confused because the event description says me as the buyer has to request the refund through PayPal. Can someone help me out here?

    October 5, 2013

    • Jonathan W.

      You initially request a request a refund through our site. After that, Power Scuba sends you a refund, minus any applicable amounts.

      1 · October 5, 2013

  • Jason B.

    I grabbed it, so I thank you... Good to be addicted to my iPhone

    October 5, 2013

  • Steve

    Gotta bow out. Something came up.

    October 5, 2013

  • Gene S.

    Need a buddy and will be happy to dive with anyone. Just know that I will be diving with as Bill puts it "a big honking camera system!". Don't mind providing copies of any featuring buddy during the dive.

    Looking forward to diving with the group again.

    Safe diving

    September 23, 2013

    • Gene S.

      LOL.. Had a feeling that one was going to stick with me!

      September 25, 2013

    • Gene S.

      Next time after trying a few split shots at the surface, I will reset camera before descending and be ready...:-)

      September 25, 2013

  • Sophie W.

    I'm gonna do all the possible dives before I get kicked out of the country :((

    1 · September 23, 2013

  • Jim L

    Enjoy this trip last time wish I could go but im off to the philippines!

    September 23, 2013

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Your organizer's refund policy for Wreck & Reef at "Beginner" Depths!

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled
  • you can cancel at least 8 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.

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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