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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+)

Support Crew for Todays Event Needed

La Jolla Shores

I need just a few support crew for our Veterans & Newbies dive event today. If you don't fit into either of the two categories ("experienced" or "newbie")... or just don't feel like diving that day... , then perhaps you could lend me a hand?

I'll need someone to help:

Setup

Man the sign-in table x2

Brief the Veterans and the Newbies when they arrive- Bill

Arrange Foodstuffs and keep tables neat x3

Coffee

Man the grill

Cleanup- Everyone pitch in please

Misc Stuff

Any well run event depends on its volunteers. Can you help? Approx running time is 8 am to 12:30 pm

You are supporting the "Vets & Newbies" Power Scuba event. It doesn't happen without you!

Bill (Supreme Benchwarmer)

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We could use: Folding tables, chairs, ice chests, ice, and please bring a side to share for the bar b q. If you can provide any of those items please state such in your RSVP comment. Thanks, gang!

Solid Divers Needed! (Experience A Must.) Be a good buddy!

La Jolla Shores

To all strong/experienced divers who read this: Will you help us give back for two or three hours? Can you be a good buddy to someone?

Experienced divers only RSVP on this page. You do not need to be a Power Scuba member to participate in this event.

I was helped by several divers when I was brand new to scuba. Let's do that very same thing for some of the new or inexperienced divers in this group. You'll take them out on one dive at the Shores and help them along on their path to "Experienced" status!

Will you help me give back? (For obvious reasons this is a definite "no flake" event.) Random draw among y'all for 4 gift cards ($150, $100, $75, $50)!

WHAT: One tank dive with an inexperienced (but certified) diver as a buddy.

WHY: Because it's greatly needed

ARRIVAL TIME: Please be at our canopy NO LATER THAN 8:30 am. (I'll be there at least by 7:30 am.) I'll begin my indoc speech around 9 am.

PAIRING UP TIME: We'll begin buddying up around 9:30 am

IN-WATER TIME: Approximately 10 am

WHAT IF: Q- What if it becomes painfully obvious your dive buddy does not have the skills necessary to complete the dive? In other words, they're not simply rusty, they're missing a significant amount of the skillset and knowledge to safely perform a dive. A- You must be candid, honest, and gentle with your buddy. Tell them, in your estimation, they're not ready to perform a dive and suggest they take a refresher class or repeat their o/w class. Let the host know of this as well. (Addendum- If you are already in the water and the realization strikes you that your buddy shouldn't be diving, end the dive immediately and have the above conversation.)

This will not be a "Scuba Review Class" or anything similar... just one diver (you) buddying up with another certified (albeit less-experienced) diver. No teaching relationship, real or implied, is existent.

BAR-B-Q after the dive! Power Scuba will spring for some excellent meat and foodstuffs. You bring something to drink for yourself, we'll take care of the rest.

THIS IS A NO FLAKE EVENT

UPDATE- Normal things to go over with your buddy before the dive:

• Signals and communication underwater

• Proper gas (air) management (turnaround time, safety margins, etc)

• Proper Weighting

• Emphasis on neutral buoyancy

• Lost buddy procedures

• Pre-Dive Buddy Check

ADMIN STUFF YOU MUST READ:

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.

Important Note: Power Scuba does not conduct training of any sort nor lead guided or professional dives. You are merely being buddied up with a less-experienced diver. YOU are solely responsible for your own safety. We tell the same thing to the Newbies. Of course, you are expeted to be good buddies to each other.

Your participation constitutes your affirmation you agree to these above rules and disclaimers.

For New/Inexperienced Divers Only! We want you!

La Jolla Shores

* New and/or inexperienced divers only RSVP on this page *

* MAKE VERY SURE TO BRING YOUR CERT CARD*

UPDATE: Bringing a guest to the event is welcome. However, you WILL NOT be diving with that guest. You will be paired up with one of our "experienced divers". Thanks!

Free and open to the entire dive community! Random draw, among participants, for a $100 gift card!

Everyone bring a small side dish to add to our food fest (to say thanks to the Vets for teaming up with you!).

This is an absolute "No-Flake" event.

BAR-B-Q after the dive! Power Scuba is bringing some excellent meat for the grill. You bring a side to share and something to drink for yourself.
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HEY! You've got your cert card, you know your skills, but maybe you've been out of the water for a few months or so. Maybe San Diego diving is new to you. Maybe you're a brand new diver. Wouldn't it be great to be paired up with a strong, experienced diver who can share his/her knowledge and suggestions with you? Someone to go under with you who has a watchful eye? Someone you KNOW won't abandon or ignore you?

You have that here! Experienced divers who know their stuff... ready and willing to be your partner! No more excuses... time to get in the water!

There will be a bunch of experienced divers waiting to buddy up with you! Get there early to have time for talking and meeting others.

GEAR: You will need all your own gear. Rentals are available at most of the local dive stores listed here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PowerScuba/files/. But DON'T wait until that morning to attempt a rental. You'll be disappointed.

CAVEAT: This will not be a "Scuba Review Class" or anything similar... just one diver helping another. If you need a Review class then PLEASE take a Review class with a local shop or instructor!

Bring your cert card. No card, no dive!

Don't RSVP "Yes" here unless you mean it. (Don't take a spot away from somebody else if you're not serious about attending.)

Get there early because parking can indeed suck! You may leave your extra gear on the grass while you dive. There will be dozens of divers around as well as our event support crew. (Though Power Scuba and its staff accept no responsibility for the same.)

There will be no professional or teaching relationship between divers... either real or implied. The organizers are not "leading" this event... rather they are facilitating the meeting of the listed divers in order to maximize comfort levels and enjoyment of the dive.

"Getting out there and meeting dive buddies is one of the more intimidating parts of being a new diver." -Power Scuba member

ADMIN STUFF YOU MUST READ:

LIABILITY RELEASE: You must sign and submit a Power Scuba Liability Release: 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 ToSs, and have submitted a signed Liability Release to an organizer.

Important Note: Power Scuba does not conduct training of any sort nor lead guided or professional dives. You are merely being buddied up with a more-experienced diver. YOU are solely responsible for your safety.

Your participation constitutes your affirmation you agree to these above rules and disclaimers.

Sunday 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.

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