Yukon and Reef: 2 tanks. Hot Price!

  • November 17, 2012 · 8:00 AM
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Fall into this great Autumn trip!

 

 

This will be a two-tank 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. Nitrox (onboard) for an extra charge. You provide all other gear. The boat also provides food and drinks between dives.

COST: $58.88  (Paypable via Paypal after you RSVP on the right.)

BOARDING TIME: 8 am

DIVE SITES

  • HMS Yukon: 365' intact Candian destroyer repurposed as an artificial reef. Lays over on it's side in flat sand. Covered in life. 70-105' deep.

 

  • Seven Fathoms: Gorgeous pinnacle on the edge of the kelp forest. 60-85' 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.

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 (less .30 Paypal fee). The other half may then be used to entice another diver to take your spot. 8+ days= full refund (less .30 Paypal fee).

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

Dive Boat Tipping Guidelines: Tipping Info & Advice here


Pointers:

  • BRING YOUR CERT CARD.
  • Hydrate really well.
  • 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 (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 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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  • Bill P.

    As always, friends: Please don't rate the event based on the vis... which Power Scuba has no control of. Thanks.

    November 19, 2012

  • Nicholas U.

    Why is Seven Fathoms 10 to 14.2 fathoms deep?

    November 2, 2012

    • Bill P.

      The name is in reference to the tip of one particularly beautiful pinnacle in the area (only).

      November 19, 2012

  • Chris T.

    Yep, better viz would have made this a 5. but still fun. Lets do it again!

    November 19, 2012

  • Jeremy B.

    This was a great dive. I will certainly have to do it again.

    November 19, 2012

  • Jason P.

    The viz was great until about 50ft at Seven Fathoms...then it decreased rapidly. Still a good dive. The Yukon had better and was a great dive. Thanks to all those that came out. Great group and boat made for a great day!

    November 19, 2012

  • steve s.

    Decent vis. Great day! Good people

    November 18, 2012

  • Rich B.

    Good dives

    November 17, 2012

  • Sophie W.

    Minus 1 for the vis !! It was looking so clear from the boat ! Even though The Marissa was not as and as pink as usual (flowers missing !), it was great and we were very on time :)
    and thanks for the quesadillas BTW !

    November 17, 2012

  • Sean S.

    Another great day out on the Marissa with an amazing bunch, as always! :)

    November 17, 2012

  • Jeremy B.

    How long of a surface interval should I expect between dives?

    November 10, 2012

    • Ross W.

      When making tables for such 2 tank dives on the Marissa I typically make them for a minimum surface interval of 90 minutes. Indeed I try to never have subsequent dives with S.Is of less than 90 mins. Note this is the time between surfacing from dive 1 and starting the descent for dive 2 so would tend to be about 75 to 80 mins on the actual boat. I've never had problems on the Marissa maintaining this minimum of 90 mins so I would plan on that and anything over that adds conservatism.

      November 10, 2012

    • Bill P.

      SI for this trip is 60 minutes. If you wait for 90+ minutes as Ross suggests, any local dive boat crew will become increasingly itchy.

      1 · November 12, 2012

  • Bill P.

    Nick... talking about yourself in the third person is indicative of long-term exposure to a combination of alcohol, nitrox, and nudibranchs. I'm afraid you've got it bad.

    1 · October 23, 2012

    • Bill P.

      The benchwarmer nods his head approvingly.

      1 · October 23, 2012

    • Nicholas U.

      Nailed it.

      November 3, 2012

  • Jeremy B.

    Can you bring your own tanks?

    October 22, 2012

    • Jeremy B.

      Is it all nitrox or nitrox optional?

      October 22, 2012

    • Bill P.

      Nitrox is optional, Jeremy.

      October 23, 2012

  • Chris T.

    I wouldn't try to hunt on the Yukon...its not that kinda dive (not much to hunt foranyways :) but 7 fathoms..ok to bring a bug bag?..I know Marissa runs bug trips and I got my lic,..report card..etc

    October 22, 2012

    • Bill P.

      Ok to hunt bugs at 7 fathoms if all your paperwork is in order.

      October 22, 2012

    • Chris T.

      Tanks Bench Warmer! :) Now I got's to find da zone...I tink.its 19...Bugs or no Bugs. This sounds like a fun dive..I can't wait..

      October 22, 2012

  • Autumn H.

    Do you have to be advanced open water qualified, or is regular open water okay?

    October 22, 2012

    • Autumn H.

      Not offended at all, David. I appreciate the input from everyone. I've been down to 80' with no problems, but that was in warm water. I'm not too worried about depth, but think that I'll do more regular dives in the cold waters of San Diego. Hopefully there will be more before the end of the year.

      October 22, 2012

    • Jeremy B.

      When gauging dive experience I am always more interested in how many dives, under what conditions, and where than how many C-Cards the diver has. But dive boats generally need to lay down some kind of guide lines on the experience level they expect.

      October 22, 2012

  • Bill P.

    Clearly there is a big desire for more boat dives. I'll take this for action. :-)

    3 · October 22, 2012

  • Jason P.

    The year might be coming to a close....but we ain't done yet!!!

    1 · October 22, 2012

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Your organizer's refund policy for Yukon and Reef: 2 tanks. Hot Price!

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") there is no refund. 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 .31 Paypal fee.

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

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