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You've been looking for a scuba group that actually dives? YOU'VE FOUND IT!

FREE mask, snorkel, and weight replacement program for members! (https://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/7806076)

A SAFETY-FOCUSED, NO-DUES, NON-PROFIT, INDEPENDENT SCUBA GROUP that dives more than any other club or group in San Diego (and beyond)!

Whether you dive occasionally or every week, Power Scuba is the fun, easy way to stay connected with the underwater scene in San Diego county and beyond. Explore familiar and brand new dive spots throughout Southern California (and overseas).

Safe diving within your personal limits and skillset is our emphasis. Advanced & technical dives will occur (for qualified members), in addition to our normal dives, but safety is not just lip service with us.

Eco-mindedness, in addition to safety, is always at the forefront of our thinking. The group participates in (and hosts) various environmental programs and our president represents our no-fishing (for fish) group to various orgs and entities. What better ocean stewards than those who peer beneath the surface regularly?

WE ACTUALLY DIVE, NOT JUST TALK ABOUT IT! All certification levels are welcome at this no-profit group. We're fun, often irreverent, and very, very passionate about our diving and the environment. Sound good? Do you want to see more of San Diego diving, both from the shore and boats? In need of a dive buddy? Join up now!

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* We're not a scuba shop or boat and do not represent any of the same. *

* Power scuba will not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual preference. All are welcome. *

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You must read the following fascinating info before attending any event: Terms and Conditions (https://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/5914647)

Then sign a liability release before attending your first event: http://bit.ly/power-scuba

Upcoming events (4+)

Saturday Morning Dive at the Shores! (meet at flag pole)

La Jolla Shores Park

COVID-19 NOTICE:
Stay home if you have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, have COVID-19 symptoms, or had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19.
(Check out https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html)
Wear a mask at the event if not fully vaccinated or if you can't maintain 6 feet distance from others.

Please make sure to sign our liability releases online once per calendar year. It's quick and easy, just follow this link: (http://bit.ly/power-scuba)

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Join us for one or two dives at La Jolla Shores. All skill and experience levels can appreciate this dive location. Easy entry and exit and depths that can satisfy the new beginner or challenge the experienced!

Meet near the flagpole, next to the playground at the shores.

Check the start time in the header. Please be on time and set your RSVP to 'no' if you can't make it.

Bring all of your own dive gear (including weights and tanks). Check our Shops and Instructors list in the Discussions/Message Board area if you need to rent something. A tarp is good for gearing up/down.

Your hosts are volunteers and there at the event to dive themselves. If you are here on vacation and need a guide or training, there are professional dive operations that provide these services. Do not expect to buddy with the host, but you can find a buddy at the event.

* Ensure you are properly weighted!
* You must perform a good Pre-Dive Buddy Check prior to water entry.
* You are responsible for yourself on every dive. Not the host, lifeguards, your more-competent buddy, nor anyone else. Only YOU.

SEE YOU THERE!!!

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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: (https://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/9702303).

You must also read the Disclaimer and Clarification/Terms of Service/Terms and Conditions: (https://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/5914647).

Anyone with a medical condition possibly counter-indicative to diving must have a doctor’s signature on a diving waiver form submitted to Bill Powers (or an organizer) before attending 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 and physician waiver form:
(https://files.meetup.com/1307107/Medical%20Statement%20and%20Questionnairea.pdf)

Attending any scuba event Power Scuba constitutes the 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.

Power Scuba bears no responsibility or liability for a member's loss (gas, airfare, hotel fees, etc) in the event of a canceled event.

Your participation constitutes your affirmation you agree to the above rules and disclaimers.... and that your attending guest(s) (if applicable) has read and agrees to the same.

Wreck of the Palawan, Old Marineland, & Captain's Choice!

Pacific Star

$106.11

We're going to dive an excellent wreck off the coast of Los Angeles county. Come join us for the adventure!

You must have AT LEAST an Advanced certification and a solid amount of experience (look at the depth of the first wreck...) and be comfortable with "open ocean" type boat diving. You must show your cert card before departure.

BOAT WAIVER: In addition to signing a Power Scuba waiver, you must fill out the electronic Pac Star Waiver (once per trip) via this link: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5af2e1710815f/web/ . Do this BEFORE arriving at the boat.

Non-Covid-vaccinated folks must wear a mask in-between dives -or- show proof of a negative Covid test, 48-hours fresh.

MANDATORY ITEMS: A good safety sausage, knife, and whistle. (At a minimum.) Don't show up on the boat without these.

NO-PROFIT COST: $106.11

SITES:

Palawan: 441'-long steel-hulled ship sunk in 1977 as an artificial reef. Hull mostly-intact. Lots of life. Dramatic dive. [masked]' deep. THIS IS AN ADVANCED DIVE. (No newbies or inexperienced divers please.) (We'll do 2 tanks here if conditions are great.)

Old Marineland: So named because it sits offshore from the site of the former amusement park/aquarium. Depths 40-70 fsw. Lots of small pinnacle-type structure and life.

Captain's Choice: Somewhere along the Palos Verses coastline the captain will anchor for our diving pleasure. (Shallow-ish)

BOAT LOCATION: 22nd St Landing San Pedro, CA

BOARDING: You may sleep on the boat if you choose. (Starting at 8 pm the night before) Maintain silence about the decks after 10:30 pm so boat sleepers may get their rest. Boat leaves the dock at 6:45 am.

BUNKS: Bunks are first come, first served. (A drawn curtain means the bunk is taken. Do not draw a curtain or place any bags on a bunk that is not your own.)

FOOD: 1. Full meals 2)Snacks and drinks in between dives. Nice!

AIR TANKS: Boat has steel LP 72s (plus rating overfilled) for your use, or you may bring your own tank. Their compressor fills to 3,000 psi. (No HP fills.) If requesting a boat tank, you must request this of the crew BEFORE we get underway.

NITROX: Boat pumps Nitrox into O2-clean tanks only. $10 per fill. You may bring your own O2-clean (dedicated) Nitrox tank, but bring it FULL. Boat has steel LP 72 (plus rating overfilled) Nitrox tanks for your use if you wish, but you must request this of the crew BEFORE we get underway.

BOTTOM LINE: Bring your own tank (or two) if you can.

GEAR: Bring all your own gear (except for tanks if you so choose). Boat has some weights, but probably best to bring your own.

BOAT: Pacific Star (http://www.pacificstardiving.com)

You won't get to do this one often. Join us for this special trip!

Would-be Car-poolers: Speak up in the comments section below!

REFUNDS: 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. Less than two weeks and you get 1/2 your money refunded. Two weeks or more = refund. (Any refund entails a .31 Paypal fee and 9% admin charge (https://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/32049962).)

REQUESTING A REFUND: To back out fully, you must change your RSVP and request a Paypal refund to [masked]. Make sure to include the Paypal Transaction ID #.

Cancelling an Event: When and why Power Scuba might do it (https://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/20706002)

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)!

BOAT ETIQUETTE: Show up on-time. Boat leaves at 7am sharp. / Space is limited on a boat. Stow all your gear where directed by crew. / Keep gear out of the walkway. / 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.

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Bill here with a quick note: If you aren't completely comfortable with the kind of diving described above please sit this one out. Your safety is our first concern. There are plenty of shops and instructors who'll be glad to train you up to the level this event requires. Look 'em up here: Shops & Instructors (https://www.facebook.com/groups/PowerScuba/files/ )

Boat Tipping Info & Advice here (https://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/21783462/ )
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ADMIN STUFF:

DONATIONS to our non-profit org (https://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/9702303) are always appreciated and needed.

LIABILITY RELEASE: You must sign and submit a Power Scuba Liability Release at least once a year. Please do this digitally via this link: http://bit.ly/power-scuba . It's easy and fast! Your event host will verify your submission before you go out with us, so please take a moment and complete the Release.

You must also read this: Disclaimer and Clarification... AKA Terms of Service...AKA Terms and Conditions (https://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/5914647).

Those with a medical condition possibly counter-indicative to diving must have a doctor's signature on a diving waiver form and submit form to Power Scuba before they may attend any event. YOU MAY NOT ATTEND AN EVENT WITH AN UNDISCLOSED MEDICAL CONDITION. Doing so is grounds for expulsion from the group. Our medical statement and Doctor's Waiver are found in the Files section of our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PowerScuba/files/

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... and that your buddy (if any) has done the same.

Important Note: It is not the organizer's role to lead your dive. He/she merely facilitates you getting to the boat. The Organizer will not assign you a buddy nor will they 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 boat, the Organizer becomes simply another diver.

Your participation constitutes your affirmation you agree to these above rules and disclaimers and that your buddy does as well.

Night Dive at La Jolla Shores!

Kellogg Park

IMPORTANT:
For safety reasons, you must be solid in your skills, a competent night diver, and have dove at this location before during the day. No one will act as your guide.

COVID-19 NOTICE:
Stay home if you have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, have COVID-19 symptoms, or had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19.
(Check out https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html)
Wear a mask at the event if not fully vaccinated or if you can't maintain 6 feet distance from others.

Please make sure to sign our liability releases online once per calendar year. It's quick and easy, just follow this link: (http://bit.ly/power-scuba)

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Come out for an evening underwater at La Jolla Shores and join us for a one tank dive.

Meet on Vallecitos Street. Parking is limited, you may want to drop off your gear and park elsewhere. Please don't block the sidewalk with gear. Just ask for Power Scuba if you aren't sure.

Bring all of your own dive gear (including weights, tanks, and at least two lights). Check our Shops and Instructors list in the Discussions/Message Board area if you need to rent something. A tarp is good for gearing up/down. A lantern helps after the dive.

Your hosts are volunteers and there at the event to dive themselves. If you are here on vacation and need a guide or training, there are professional dive operations that provide these services. Do not expect to buddy with the host, but you can find a buddy at the event.

* Ensure you are properly weighted!
* You must perform a good Pre-Dive Buddy Check prior to water entry.
* You are responsible for yourself on every dive. Not the host, lifeguards, your more-competent buddy, nor anyone else. Only YOU.

SEE YOU THERE!!!

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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: (https://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/9702303).

You must also read the Disclaimer and Clarification/Terms of Service/Terms and Conditions: (https://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/5914647).

Anyone with a medical condition possibly counter-indicative to diving must have a doctor’s signature on a diving waiver form submitted to Bill Powers (or an organizer) before attending 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 and physician waiver form:
(https://files.meetup.com/1307107/Medical%20Statement%20and%20Questionnairea.pdf)

Attending any scuba event Power Scuba constitutes the 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.

Power Scuba bears no responsibility or liability for a member's loss (gas, airfare, hotel fees, etc) in the event of a canceled event.

Your participation constitutes your affirmation you agree to the above rules and disclaimers.... and that your attending guest(s) (if applicable) has read and agrees to the same.

Saturday Morning Dive at the Shores! (meet at flag pole)

La Jolla Shores Park

COVID-19 NOTICE:
Stay home if you have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, have COVID-19 symptoms, or had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19.
(Check out https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html)
Wear a mask at the event if not fully vaccinated or if you can't maintain 6 feet distance from others.

Please make sure to sign our liability releases online once per calendar year. It's quick and easy, just follow this link: (http://bit.ly/power-scuba)

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Join us for one or two dives at La Jolla Shores. All skill and experience levels can appreciate this dive location. Easy entry and exit and depths that can satisfy the new beginner or challenge the experienced!

Meet near the flagpole, next to the playground at the shores.

Check the start time in the header. Please be on time and set your RSVP to 'no' if you can't make it.

Bring all of your own dive gear (including weights and tanks). Check our Shops and Instructors list in the Discussions/Message Board area if you need to rent something. A tarp is good for gearing up/down.

Your hosts are volunteers and there at the event to dive themselves. If you are here on vacation and need a guide or training, there are professional dive operations that provide these services. Do not expect to buddy with the host, but you can find a buddy at the event.

* Ensure you are properly weighted!
* You must perform a good Pre-Dive Buddy Check prior to water entry.
* You are responsible for yourself on every dive. Not the host, lifeguards, your more-competent buddy, nor anyone else. Only YOU.

SEE YOU THERE!!!

-----------------------------------------------------
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: (https://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/9702303).

You must also read the Disclaimer and Clarification/Terms of Service/Terms and Conditions: (https://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/5914647).

Anyone with a medical condition possibly counter-indicative to diving must have a doctor’s signature on a diving waiver form submitted to Bill Powers (or an organizer) before attending 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 and physician waiver form:
(https://files.meetup.com/1307107/Medical%20Statement%20and%20Questionnairea.pdf)

Attending any scuba event Power Scuba constitutes the 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.

Power Scuba bears no responsibility or liability for a member's loss (gas, airfare, hotel fees, etc) in the event of a canceled event.

Your participation constitutes your affirmation you agree to the above rules and disclaimers.... and that your attending guest(s) (if applicable) has read and agrees to the same.

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