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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! (http://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

Then sign a liability release before attending your first event: http://files.meetup.com/1307107/New_Liability_Release.doc

Upcoming events (5+)

Yukon, God's Rock, and La Jolla Kelp Local Boat Trip!

Waterhorse Charters

$87.43

Join us to enjoy the beauty of Wreck Alley and La Jolla! 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 be sure to email Waterhorse at [masked] and let them know beforehand. This helps them setup the boat. Also, you are only guaranteed ONE (1) tank aboard. (Coast Guard weighting thing.) 2nds on a case-by-case only. Nitrox tanks provided for an extra charge. (Nitrox tanks are not filled on-board. Call ahead of time to set up.) You provide all other gear. (The boat rents gear if you need it. Call ahead to arrange with them.) FOOD & SHOWER: The boat also provides great food and drinks between dives. Hot soup! And, oh yes, they have a hot, fresh-water shower on-board too. Buddies: If you don't have a buddy you may team up with another single on the boat. However, do not think your buddy will be responsible for you or your diving. You must have good skills and habits to dive at these events. COST: $87.43 DIVE SITES (3): YUKON WRECK: 365' Canadian destroyer sunk in 2000 as an artificial reef. Wholly intact with wonderful structure. Lays in 100 fsw, on a sand bottom on it's side. Top of wreck at 65 to 70 fsw. Penetration allowed for those who are trained and skilled to do so (only). GOD'S ROCK: God's Rock ranges in depth from 50 feet to 72 feet. This boulder field is the perfect place for sea life to find protection. Stacked boulders provide crevices and cracks which make this dive particularly interesting. Gorgonians, white finger sponges, anemones, blacksmith, sardines and a plethora of different fish inhabit this area. LA JOLLA: One dive in the beautiful kelp forests of La Jolla! CHECK-IN: 7:00 amGo to the office first to fill out paperwork, then load your gear onto the boat directly behind the office building. (Don't go down to the boat until told to by a crew-member.) The boat leaves the dock at 7:45 am sharp. Don't arrive at 7:45 and expect to go. 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 unless your seat fills. Less than two weeks and you get 1/2 your money refunded. Two weeks or more = full 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 and request a Paypal refund. Meetup apps do not currently have that function, so use your desktop/mobile browser and go to Profile --> Settings --> Payments Made/All Transactions --> find the payment and click "Contact Organizer for Refund". POINTERS: Bring your certification 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)! They are required on all Power Scuba boat trips. 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! 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. 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 (http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/21783462/) Cancelling an Event: When and why Power Scuba might do it (http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/20706002) ADMIN STUFF: The Virtual Donation Jar (http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/9702303) will be out (for the Meetup site costs and general fund). It's strictly voluntary, but is very much appreciated and needed: DONATION JAR (http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/9702303) 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-waiver. 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 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 also 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.) 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: A few dollars may have have been added to each person's cost. This is a voluntary donation on your part. This money goes directly into the group's Boat Overage fund to protect against non-full trips. No other use is made of this money. Any overage (usually less than $100) 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.

Size 12 & 13 neoprene 3mm short boots!

La Jolla Shores

Thanks to a generous donation from DUI, Diving Unlimited International, we have a big box of 3mm booties to share with you all! Or at least with those of you who have giant feet. :) Men's size 12 and size 13 neoprene short boots. They can be worn over drysuit socks or on their own as water shoes. If you would like a pair, come see Doug Holleran or Tiffany Poon at their next dive events. No fees, just looking to give these boots useful new homes. We'll be toting them around and will update this page until they're gone. Thank you, Jack and DUI!

Tuesday evening La Jolla Shores dive!

Kellogg Park

Come out for an evening underwater at La Jolla Shores! WHO: YOU, and all your dive friends. Need a buddy? No worries...there is always someone to team up with around this group! Be sure to show up on time to find one. WHAT: Join us for a one tank dive at the famous La Jolla Shores. All skill and experience levels can appreciate this dive location. Easy entry and exit and depths that can satisfy the beginner or challenge the experienced! Be sure to have the necessary training to night dive. As with all of our dives, you must be properly trained to join them. After the dive, the group often goes out for food/drink if you care to join us there as well. WHERE: Meet on Vallecitos Street. Parking is limited along the green curb after hours, so 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. WHEN: We meet at 6:00 PM and normally hit the water half an hour to an hour after we meet. As the days get longer, you and your buddy can choose to wait for sunset and go out later if desired. WHY: Because we like to have fun and night diving is awesome!!! La Jolla Shores really comes alive at night. BRING: Bring all of your own dive gear, including weights, tanks, and at least two lights. Need to rent or buy something? Check our Shops and Instructors list in the Discussions/Message Board area. A tarp or similar is good for gearing up/down. A lantern will help after the dive. YOUR HOSTS: Hosts are volunteers. They are at these events to dive themselves. They are not instructors or tour guides. If you are here on vacation and need a guide or need training, there are professional dive operations that provide these services. You can find some listed in the Shops and Instructors list in the Discussions/Message Board area. In other words, you should not expect to buddy with the host, but you can find a buddy at the event. SEE YOU THERE!!! ----------------------------------------------------- ADMIN STUFF YOU MUST READ: The Virtual Donation Jar (http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/9702303) 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 (http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/9702303) DONATION JAR (http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/9702303). 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 (http://files.meetup.com/1307107/Power_Scuba_Liability_Release%20a.pdf). You must also read this: Disclaimer and Clarification... AKA Terms of Service...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. Here is our medical statement: Medical Statement (http://files.meetup.com/1307107/Medical%20Statement%20and%20Questionnaire.pdf). 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 canceled 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.

Thursday evening La Jolla Shores dive!

Kellogg Park

Come out for an evening underwater at La Jolla Shores!!! WHO: YOU, and all your dive friends. Need a buddy? No worries...there is always someone to team up with around this group! Be sure to show up on time to find one. WHAT: Join us for a one tank dive at the famous La Jolla Shores. All skill and experience levels can appreciate this dive location. Easy entry and exit and depths that can satisfy the beginner or challenge the experienced! Be sure to have the necessary training to night dive. As with all of our dives, you must be properly trained to join them. After the dive, the group often goes out for food/drink if you care to join us there as well. WHERE: Meet at Vallecitos Street near the flagpole. Parking is limited along the green curb after hours, so 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. WHEN: We meet at 6:00 PM and normally hit the water half an hour to an hour after we meet. As the days get longer, you and your buddy can choose to wait for sunset and go out later if desired. WHY: Because we like to have fun and night diving is awesome!!! La Jolla Shores really comes alive at night. BRING: Bring all of your own dive gear, including weights, tanks, and at least two lights. Need to rent or buy something? Check our Shops and Instructors list in the Discussions/Message Board area. A tarp or similar is good for gearing up/down. A lantern will help after the dive. YOUR HOSTS: Hosts are volunteers. They are at these events to dive themselves. They are not instructors or tour guides. If you are here on vacation and need a guide or need training, there are professional dive operations that provide these services. You can find some listed in the Shops and Instructors list in the Discussions/Message Board area. In other words, you should not expect to buddy with the host, but you can find a buddy at the event. SEE YOU THERE!!! ----------------------------------------------------- ADMIN STUFF YOU MUST READ: 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. To obtain a form, go to the Files section in our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PowerScuba/files/ You must also read this: Disclaimer and Clarification... AKA Terms of Service...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 and Doctor's Waiver are also 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, 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 canceled 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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Saturday Morning Dive at the Shores!

La Jolla Shores Park

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