Cool Dive Boat! 3-Tanks! No Profit!

Wrecks and Reef!

What is good in life?  A warm summer day aboard a fine dive boat!

This will be a three-tank local trip aboard the well-appointed Humboldt (Waterhorse Charters). The boat provides tanks (steel 85s) and weights. Air compressor is on board.  (You may bring your own tank if you prefer, but please send an email to [masked] so that they are aware of the number of tanks being brought on board.) Nitrox tanks provided for an extra charge. (Nitrox tanks are not filled onboard. Call ahead of time to set up.) You provide all other gear.

The boat also provides great food and drinks between dives. Hot soup, baby! And, oh yes, they have a hot, fresh-water shower aboard too.

(If you don't have a buddy you may team up with another single on the boat.)

You should have a good level of skill and confidence to perform these dives. The Yukon sits in ~100 feet of water and is sometimes subject to currents. An Advanced cert or comparable training is required for this trip.

COST: $85.84

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).

DIVE SITES:

HMS Yukon: 365' Canadian destroyer laying over on its side in ~100' of water on a flat, sandy bottom. Very intact with much growth and structure. Penetration possible, but only to those skilled and trained to do so.

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'.  She's laying upright in flat sand and is absolutely covered with spectacularly colorful marine life.

Seven Fathoms: Seven Fathoms (North Point Loma): Excellent rock pinnacles at the edge of the kelp forest. The main pinnacle top is... seven fathoms deep! 42-85' deep.

CHECK-IN: 7:00 AM. (technically 7:10) Go to the office first to fill out paperwork, then load your gear onto the boat directly behind the office building and setup your rig. It's a very short rid out to the Yukon, so you need to setup before we head out. The boat leaves the dock at 8:00 AM sharp. Don't show up at 7:45 AM and expect to go.

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 unless your seat fills. (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. It will then be used to entice another diver to take your spot. One week or more = full refund.

The Ten Commandments of RSVPing: </a><a href="http://www.meetup.com/"></a><a href="http://www.meetup.com/"></a><a href="http://www.meetup.com/">Click for the 411


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 inside, under the cabin seats or 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." Stay within your skill-set and comfort level.

POINTERS:

Bring your certification card.

Hydrate really well.

Take Bonine if you think you're at all inclined toward seasickness. If you aren't sure... take some Bonine (or similar)!

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 (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 DM is there for your safety. Take care of him/her!

BOAT ETIQUETTE:

Show up on-time.

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 or similar.

If you have to puke, do it downwind (leeward).

If you have to cancel, do it well before the cutoff time so Bill has a chance to sell your seat.

Dive Boat/Trip Tipping Guidelines: Tipping Info & Advice here

Cancelling an Event: When and why Power Scuba might do it </a>

ADMIN STUFF:

The <a href="http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/9702303">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: 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 a year:  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 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, 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.

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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  • Floyd DE LA C.

    Did I say July? Nice, I meant August 6th!!
    woops.

    July 23, 2014

  • Floyd DE LA C.

    Hey folks is there still room on the 3 tank dive on Sunday july 6th??

    July 22, 2014

    • Jack D.

      Only if you can travel back in time.

      July 22, 2014

  • Amy D.

    Had a lot of fun! Thanks to the crew, and all of you for a nice afternoon. :D

    1 · July 7, 2014

  • Vincent L.

    Fun dives and an awesome boat!

    July 7, 2014

  • Gene S.

    Viz was limited, but a great day anyway. Fun group, great boat and crew. Beautiful sunny day!

    1 · July 7, 2014

  • Jack D.

    Here is a real quick video of why you need a filter on the GoPro when diving. This video is from the Point Loma NRAD North dive location. I will post a video of the colors being flown (?) on the Yukon when I get it edited down.
    http://youtu.be/HXqD453FVPI

    July 7, 2014

  • Mike R.

    Amazing friends, crew and Diving!!

    July 6, 2014

  • Fred M.

    Great dives on a great boat.

    July 6, 2014

  • Andrea G

    This was really awesome. Great to meet and dive with y'all.

    July 6, 2014

  • Matt C. O.

    As always, Humbolt has an outstanding crew. Thanks to Anita for saving the day by showing up and filling in. Great day, dive and friends. Thanks to all for making it most enjoyable.

    1 · July 6, 2014

  • John S.

    Way Cool Dive Boat

    July 6, 2014

  • Jonathan W.

    Very nice day. Surface conditions were typical for San Diego: beautiful. The Waterhorse crew Anita and Greg did a bang up job, as usual. Our members were awesome. They arrived on time to check in and were lined up in the office when I got there. Thank you everyone for being prompt, it really helps to keep things moving smoothly, which makes for a relaxing trip. We have many more trips planned with Watherhorse Charters. Hope to see you there!

    1 · July 6, 2014

  • John

    Woke up with a horrible sinus infection. Don't think I can make it...so bummed!!!

    July 6, 2014

  • Jonathan W.

    Don't forget your safety sausage, whistle and cutting implement.

    July 5, 2014

  • Bob S.

    If anyone going tomorrow has a 67mm UW color compensating filter, red or purple, that I could borrow, I'd really appreciate it.

    July 5, 2014

  • Tom B.

    Yes, Heather got in touch with me so looks like they've got our spots!

    July 2, 2014

    • Amy D.

      Yeah!!! Heather is coming! :o)

      July 2, 2014

  • Tom B.

    It appears we may have a conflict on Sunday, so if anyone would like to take our two spots, please let me know and we can arrange payment,etc.
    Thanks!
    Tom and Maxine

    July 2, 2014

    • Jack D.

      Let @Brandon Evers have a chance so he and his wife can go.

      July 2, 2014

  • Lida

    Note to administrator: Jack Der will be playing the role of Lida on this trip.

    July 2, 2014

    • Jonathan W.

      Oh no. Let's not go there.

      1 · July 2, 2014

    • Lida

      I can loan you my beanie with the horns to make the performance more authentic.

      1 · July 2, 2014

  • Jonathan W.

    If bringing your own tank(s) aboard, please email [masked] and let them know. This helps them plan for the number of their tanks that are needed.

    July 1, 2014

  • Eric

    I have to back out of this dive. Does anyone want or know of someone who would like to buy my spot?

    June 29, 2014

    • Jason B.

      Welcome to So. Cal... Drysuit time.

      July 1, 2014

    • AJ A.

      Awesome thanks for the info guys. Eager to meet and dive with everyone :) I will bring gear accordingly

      July 1, 2014

  • Andrea G

    I will need a buddy...looking forward to meeting this group!

    June 29, 2014

    • AJ A.

      Ps - "new" to San Diego. Not new to diving :)

      June 29, 2014

    • Andrea G

      Awesome!

      June 29, 2014

  • Jonathan W.

    A reminder that this trip requires Advanced certification or comparable training. Bring your cert card when checking in. If penetrating either wreck, bring your Wreck C card. If obtaining Nitrox from Waterhorse, communicate with them well before the day and bring your Nitrox card. They don't fill on the boat.

    June 29, 2014

  • Bob S.

    I WAS diving with Kevin Carter, but he backed out. Knucklehead that he is...

    June 29, 2014

  • Emily A.

    I am diving with Steven!

    1 · June 26, 2014

  • Tom B.

    I will be diving with Maxine.

    June 26, 2014

  • Jonathan W.

    Please provide the names of your guests here in the Comments and ensure that they read this event page in it's entirety.

    June 26, 2014

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Your organizer's refund policy for Cool Dive Boat! 3-Tanks! No Profit!

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 = No refund (unless your seat fills). Back out less than one week before boat leaves and you'll be refunded half your boat fee. One week+ = full refund, less admin and PayPal fees.

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

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