Local boat diving at a leisurely pace in comfort!
Don't wait to grab this one!
This is a 4-tank local dive trip aboard the Horizon. Yes, I said FOUR dives... for a very reasonable price! (Some places charge $90 for only two tanks!) After you finish picking your jaw up off the ground let me tell you about the boat: The Horizon is not your average local dive boat. She's built for multi-day trips out to sea and as such has a wonderful salon, big back deck, and dive accommodations. At 85 feet long she's more than suited for this kind of trip. In other words... SPACE!
ANCIENT SEA CLIFFS: Startling structure and walls at pre-historic San Diego's coastline. 60' to 100'+ deep.
DINO HEAD: Fun structure on the edge of the Point Loma Kelp Forest. If you squint your eyes and cock your head the pinnacle looks like a T-Rex torso. 60' to 90' deep.
NRAD WEST: Series of solidy-good pinnacles arranged in a gently curving line. Nudibranchs galore here. 60' to 90' deep.
THE MAIN CHANNEL: Awesome structure and wall. Metridium castaways present from the Yukon or missile tower. 60-95' deep
BOARDING: Boat boards at ~7 am. (It'll be returning from the San Clemente trip, so the boarding time could be off a bit. Be there at 7 am to make sure.)
DEPARTURE: Boat departs approx 45 minutes after boarding.
RETURN: We'll arrive back at the dock in the late afternoon/early evening of that same day.
PRICE: $93.02 each
FOOD: The Horizon has very tasty fare. If you have special food requests (vegan, etc) please let them know well ahead of time and they'll be happy to accomodate you.
NITROX: Nitrox provided for an extra (reasonable) charge. They spit out 32% using a membrane system.
GEAR: Horizon has free Al 80 tanks and some weights for you to use. (Let them know you need a tank as soon as you board.) You must bring everything else (though the Horizon has some rental stuff if you set it up with them beforehand).
EXPERIENCE: You should be solid in your skills whatever level you are. If you choose to you'll be able to stay shallower (around 60') on at least three of the dives.
RESERVATIONS: Simply RSVP on the right and the Paypal interface will pop up. (Safe and secure. I've used it for years.)
The Ten Commandments of RSVPing: Click for the 411 (http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/6564706)
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. (To back out fully you must cancel your RSVP here and request a Paypal refund.) If you back out less than two weeks before the boat leaves you will be refunded half your boat fee. The other half may then be used to entice another diver to take your spot. 15+ days= full refund. More on the admin fees associated with backing out of a trip here (http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/32049962/).
BRING YOUR CERT CARD. Hydrate really well. Frequent peeing is better than DCI or sea-sickness. Take Bonine (or similar) 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 ... MANDATORY! Don't forget to tip the boat crew if they do a good job for you. This one's just as important as any other point in this list. 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 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, 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.
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/Trip Tipping Guidelines: Tipping Info & Advice here (http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/21783462/)
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/New_Liability_Release.doc)
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-indicitive 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.
Power Scuba bears no responsibility or liability for a member's loss (gas, airfare, hotel fees, etc) in the event of a cancelled 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.
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.