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+)

Friday Early Dive at the Shores! (parking lot)

Needs a location

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.

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Friday Early Dive at the Shores! (parking lot)

Needs a location

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)

***

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!!!

***

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.

Santa Barbara & Farnsworth Bank! 2-Day Trip! Limited Load

Needs a location

$326.51

Join us for a 2-day, limited-load (20 instead of 26) trip to Santa Barbara and Catalina Islands!

Must be Covid-vaccinated -or- show a negative Covid test, 48-hours fresh. (Bring proof of either.)

You must be Advanced certified (or better) and solid in your skills. (Cert cards will be checked.)

WAIVERS: Sign both Waivers before arrival. They are required to be on this trip.

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

MANDATORY ITEMS: A good safety sausage, knife, and whistle.

NO-PROFIT (limited-load) COST: $326.51

SITES:
Santa Barbara Island: Various sites.
Catalina Island: Farnsworth Bank and similar
Oil Rig (possibly, if conditions are good on the way home)

BOAT LOCATION: 22nd St Landing San Pedro, Ca

BOARDING: You must sleep on the boat. (Starting at 7 pm on July 8.) Maintain silence about the decks after 10:30 pm so folks may get their rest. Boat leaves the dock at 11:30 pm on July 8.

BUNKS: Will be assigned per order of signup and stated preference.

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

AIR TANKS: Boat has steel LP 72s (plus rating overfilled) for your use, or you may bring your own tank. Compressor fills to 3,000 psi. 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. Boat has steel LP 72 (plus rating) 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 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)

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

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 (http://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 (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).

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. It's the polite thing to do. / Don't forget to tip the boat crew if they do a good job for you.

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If you aren't completely comfortable with the kind of diving described above please sit this one out. Your safety is our first concern. For further training: Shops & Instructors (https://www.facebook.com/groups/PowerScuba/files/ )

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

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ADMIN STUFF:

DONATIONS to our non-profit org (http://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 read our Disclaimer and Clarification... AKA Terms of Service...AKA Terms and Conditions (http://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 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.

6
Friday Early Dive at the Shores! (parking lot)

Needs a location

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)

***

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!!!

***

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.

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