What we're about

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+)

Dive Boat: Oil Rigs & Wreck!

Pacific Star Dive Boat

$95.56

A dive unlike any other in SoCal! If you are an advanced diver prepared for exciting dives, come join us for an adventure!

WAIVERS: Sign both Waivers. They are required.

  • Power Scuba waiver (http://bit.ly/power-scuba)
  • Pac Star Waiver: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5af2e1710815f/web/

The Pac Star rocks! They're a big boat with excellent safety and service.

FOOD: Full breakfast, lunch and snacks!

Offshore Oil Rigs aren't dove often (because of the permission process required) and yet they can house a remarkable underwater community under their platforms. Life on the thick support pylons and crossbeams is abundant.

You must be an experienced diver and comfortable diving in water that essentially has no bottom. Advanced cert or better required. PERFECT NEUTRAL BUOYANCY SKILLS ARE NEEDED. If you have to ask whether you're an "experienced diver"... you're not.

This is 3-tank, open ocean diving with "live drops".

MANDATORY ITEMS: SMB and whistle. (At a minimum.) Don't show up on the boat without these.

COST: $95.56
If adding a +1, please add their name in the comments below.

BOAT LOCATION: 22nd St. Landing, San Pedro, CA. The Pacific Star is docked behind 22nd St. Landing Seafood Grill & Bar. Drop your gear off on the right corner of the building and find parking across the street.

BOARDING: You may sleep on the boat the night before (Starting at 8 pm) or board by 6 am that morning. Boat leaves the dock 7:00 AM. No drunken revelry and stay quiet after 10:30 pm so people can get rest for the next day.

BUNKS: Bunks are first come, first served. (A drawn curtain means the bunk is taken.) Bring your own bedding (blanket, sheet, pillow/pillowcase, or sleeping bag). Couples and very tall members get the first dibs on the "cabins" until about 10 pm. After that it's everyone for themselves. (Don't put your things on any bunk other than your own.)

SITES:
OLYMPIC: Wreck in 100 FSW of sand. Mostly pancaked, but some structure on either end. Ling Cod and wolf eels are sometimes sighted.

RIGS (x2): Eureka & Ellen/Elly. Each with different "personalities". Gorgeous marine life resident with occasional spectacular "guests" floating through. Depth: Go as deep (or stay as shallow) as you like and are trained for. Boat captain recommends staying above the 110' crossbeams.

Conditions permitting, we'll do our first dive on the wreck of the Olympic. Otherwise, all three dives on the rigs.

AIR TANKS: Boat has steel LP 72s (plus rating overfilled) for your use, or you may bring your own tank, which many of us do. 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. $12 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 it's best to bring your own.

TAKE: Scallops may be harvested on these dives w/ a valid fishing license. Poachers will be prosecuted!

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

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

REFUNDS: If you back out less than 14 days before departure (or "no call, no show") you are on the hook for the money. No refund unless your seat fills. Two weeks or more = full refund (less fees). All refunds subject to a .31 Paypal fee and 9% admin fee http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/32049962

To back out fully: You must change your RSVP to "No" and request a Paypal refund via email to powerscuba1 at the gmail.com domain. Include the date of the event and the Paypal Transaction ID number.

Canceling an Event: When and why Power Scuba might do it (http://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(SMB), knife, and whistle (at a minimum)!

BOAT ETIQUETTE REMINDER: Don't be late for the boat. / Space is limited. 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 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. / Don't forget to tip the boat crew if they do a good job for you. The DM is there for your safety. Take care of him/her.
Tipping Guidelines: Tipping Info & Advice here (http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/21783462/)

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 my 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 (http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/6696656)

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

WAIVERS: Sign both Waivers found at the top of this event page.

You must also read the Disclaimer and Clarification/Terms of Service/Terms and Conditions: (http://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://www.facebook.com/groups/PowerScuba/files/

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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Saturday Early Dive at the Shores! (parking lot)

La Jolla Shores Park

We have an incredible treasure here at the Shores and lots of Power Scuba members. We should be enjoying what nature has put forth so I hope to see many members at the event.

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 us in the parking lot, near the lifeguard tower.

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:

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)

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: (http://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: (http://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.

Coronados Islands (3 Tanks)! Sea Lion Fun!

Waterhorse Charters

$165.42

FILL ALL FORMS:
Waterhorse Waiver: https://waterhorsecharters.checkfront.com/reserve/document/?template_id=9&id=GHZK-291221

Passport Form: https://waterhorsecharters.checkfront.com/reserve/document/?template_id=9&id=FZSJ-291221

Power Scuba Waiver: http://bit.ly/power-scuba

A one-day Coronado Islands journey full of fun and adventure! This will be a three-tank, no-profit day trip aboard the MV Humboldt.

If you bring your own tank, make sure it is full upon arrival at the dock. The boat will NOT be filling tanks before departure or on the way there. Be sure to let them know beforehand as well.

All passengers must bring a passport and their cert card!

The boat provides Steel 85 LP tanks and weights. THESE HAVE DIFFERENT WEIGHTING REQUIREMENTS THAN AL80s. Nitrox available, but must be procured at the office. (No air/nitrox compressor on-board the boat.) You provide all other gear. If you don't have a buddy you may team up with another single on the boat.

Boat rents gear (via the linked-to form). Boat provides food and drink between dives.

COST: $165.42 (This includes the mandatory Mexican visa)

POSSIBLE DIVE SITES: Lobster Shack (sea lions!), Keyhole, Pukey Point, Middle Grounds, South Island (Depths of 30-65 fsw).

Conditions may influence where we can safely dive.

CHECK-IN and BOARDING TIME: 7:00am. Please don't be late. Boat leaves soon after boarding.

PARKING: Free street parking by the Waterhorse office. (Don't park in the lot.)

BOARDING: Sign in at the office, show passport, assemble your gear on boat (keep dive boxes/bags OUT OF the walkways), then make room for others. Large boxes and bags may be stored on the second level. Small drybags can be stored in the berth. Keep bags OFF the bench seats. (Those are for people.)

SKILLS: Current possible. A strong skill-set at any level should allow you to perform these dives safely.

The Ten Commandments of RSVPing: http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/6564706

If you back out less than 2 weeks before departure (or "no call, no show") you are on the hook for the money. No refund. 15 or more days = Refund*. (*All refunds subject to a .31 Paypal fee and 9% admin fee http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/32049962 )

TO BACK OUT FULLY, you must change your RSVP to "No" and request a Paypal refund via email to [masked]. Include the Paypal Transaction ID number. NO BACKROOM DEALS ALLOWED FOR CORONADOS TRIPS.

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

Dive Boat Tipping Guidelines/Advice here: http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/21783462/

Pointers: BRING YOUR CERT CARD AND PASSPORT./Hydrate really well./
Take seasickness meds./Eat a decent, non-greasy breakfast./Have 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: safety sausage, knife, and whistle, at a minimum!/Don't forget to tip boat crew if they do a good job for you. 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 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 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:

If you have not filled out a Liability Release for Power Scuba Meetup, please follow this link for the electronic waiver: http://bit.ly/power-scuba

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

Anyone with a medical condition possibly counter-indicative 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. Our medical statement is found in the Files section of our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PowerScuba/files/ (Therein you'll find a Doctor Waiver form as well.)

Attendees affirm 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 "plus 1", if applicable, agrees to the same.

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. 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.

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OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: DUI Dry Suit!

Park and Ride - Poway Rd & Sabre Springs Pkwy

$5.55

This excellent-condition DUI drysuit could be yours!

UP FOR GRABS: Used DUI CF 200 drysuit.

SIZE: Small/medium. The last woman to own it was 5'4" and 110 lb. ( Probably a few inches and pounds leeway possible either way.)

TICKET COST: $5.55 per ticket. 1-5 tickets possible on this page. (More available with an additional Paypal payment made using our email address of [masked] . Make sure to put a note in the transaction stating what payment is for. )

Although a used suit, the seals appear unused & uncut. Bonus! Zipper looks quite good. The bottoms of the boots appear pristine as well.

More pictures of the drysuit can be found on the Power Scuba FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PowerScuba

Thanks to members Danny and Caprice for the donation!

Good luck!
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MORE DETAILS
All drawing ticket sales are considered a donation to the group and are final and non-refundable. Receipt available on request.

No assertion is made concerning the waterproof integrity of the suit. No testing has been performed on it to ascertain its waterproof ability.

Winner assumes all risk and liability associated with taking ownership of this suit. Furthermore, by taking ownership of this suit, winner releases and holds harmless Power Scuba and it's staff from all liability and responsibility concerning this drysuit. Winner (and heirs and assigns) agrees not to sue or hold Power Scuba legally liable in regards to this drysuit.

Winner further asserts they currently hold proper certifications for using a drysuit or will complete proper certifications before using this drysuit.

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Friday Early Dive at the Shores! (parking lot)

La Jolla Shores Park

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