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Boat Dive: Point Loma Reefs! 2 Tanks!

Bigger walls for you!

This will be a 2-tank, no-profit, local trip aboard a well-appointed charter boat. If you don't have a buddy you may team up with another single on the boat. The boat provides tanks (Al 80s) and weights (bring your own if you like). Nitrox onboard for an extra charge. You provide all other gear. The boat also provides food and drinks between dives.

COST: $58.37 (Paypable via Paypal after you RSVP on the right.)

BOARDING TIME: Is the same as the "event start" time. Please don't be late as we will leave approximately 30 minutes after boarding time.

DIVE SITES

Main Wall: Excellent series of walls and gullies in the central Point Loma area. 65-110' deep.

Dino Head: Great structure and walls surround this T-Rex head-looking reef. 70-100' deep.

 

To make reservations: Simply RSVP here (first) then pay via the Paypal interface that pops up. (Safe and secure... I've used it for years.)

BOARDING: When you board the boat, EXPEDITIOUSLY sign in (boat manifest and boat liability forms), assemble your gear (keep dive boxes/bags OUT OF the walkways), and then make room for others. Large boxes and bags may be stored on the second level. Small drybags can be stored in the v-berth. Keep bags OFF the bench seats. (Those are for people.)

SKILLS: Kelp and current possible. Because of the depths involved this trip is considered "advanced"... though a strong skill-set at any level will allow you to perform these dives safely. Stay within your skill-set and comfort level.

The Ten Commandments of RSVPing: Click for the 411

REFUNDS: If you back out less than 96 hours 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 one week before the boat leaves you will be refunded half your boat fee*.  8+ days= full refund*. (*All refunds subject to a .31 Paypal fee and 9% admin fee.)

Cancelling an Event: When and why Power Scuba might do it it

Dive Boat Tipping Guidelines: Tipping Info & Advice here


Pointers:

BRING YOUR CERT 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)!

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.


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

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

You must also read this: Disclaimer and Clarification... AKA Terms of Service...AKA Terms and Conditions

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 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 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.

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  • Sergio M.

    I would like to also thank everyone for a great time. And if you happen to find a light with blue cover let me know

    1 · September 22, 2013

    • Babs

      Maybe the shark (that way) grabbed it :)

      September 23, 2013

  • Jye C.

    Great group and crew. Look forward to the next trip

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Babs

    Outstanding trip and what a great first experience. Fun group, good energy and wonderful diving. Look forward to many more

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Gene S.

    Many thanks to everyone on the trip for making my first dive with the group so enjoyable. In particular, to my dive buddy Sergio, who tolerating my many hand signals of where I wanted him move as I snapped photos.

    Great wall, channel and kelp diving. A late departure from the kelp beds due to a hung anchor treated the group to a beautiful sunset. As soon as I figure out how, I will post a few photo's from the trip.

    Thanks again for a great day!

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Eric G.

    Someone left some prescription glasses on the boat. I have them. Please call me at[masked] if you think they are yours.

    September 21, 2013

  • Jason S.

    Thanks for a great first dive with the group. Enjoyed it. Look forward to next one!

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Jason S.

    Had a great time. Enjoyed meeting the group.

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Sergio M.

    Great dive great buddy and awesome power scuba

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Jason S.

    Think I'm here but parking is tough

    September 21, 2013

  • Nicholas L.

    Can't find the boat let alone parking. So I won't make the dive

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oof. All my stuff is set up for deep/SCI. Wrong gas, wrong hose routing, wrong everything. Can't get organized and fixed in time - if anyone wants my spot they can have it free of charge.

    September 21, 2013

    • Weiwei G.

      Matt I am on the boat taking your spot. Thank you.

      September 21, 2013

  • Jason S.

    All - just curious if anyone knows what the water temp is?

    September 21, 2013

  • Chad A.

    Hi Bill,

    If there is still an opening at the end of the week and the rate is reduced, I would like to go on the dive.

    Chad

    September 18, 2013

    • Eric G.

      Poor Chad, I know how you feel. You're comparing marketing forces from one model to a completely different model. It's true that in today's society we can often get great deals by waiting. Our nonprofit group doesn't work like that, we book the whole boat and divide it by the number of people going (more or less... details are Bill's purview). It's true that we get good deals, but one of the things that comes out of this is being responsible: with safety, with tipping the crew, with the environment, and with the diving community. Thanks for sending divers to us and hope to see you at another event soon!

      September 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Fact - I'd pay extra to limit the load rather than have Bill sell seats at a discount.

      September 21, 2013

  • Richard S.

    I just can't catch a break!
    I need to sell my spot on tomorrows boat.
    Any takers?

    September 20, 2013

    • George Z.

      Jason if your still interested you can take my spot. Woke up a little tired this morning. I'll catch the next one.

      September 21, 2013

    • Jason S.

      Thanks George - I just signed up.

      September 21, 2013

  • George Z.

    FYI, I'm the 13th diver

    September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh hell, why not...

    1 · September 19, 2013

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Your organizer's refund policy for Boat Dive: Point Loma Reefs! 2 Tanks!

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled
  • you can cancel at least 14 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: Back out less than 96 hours before departure (or "no call, no show") = no refund. Back out less than one week before departure you will be refunded half your boat fee. 8+ days= full refund. All refunds subject to .31 Paypal fee and 9% admin fee.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

Regardless of the refund policy set by the organizer, Meetup may issue refunds on an organizer's behalf if we determine that Meetup's Payment Policies have been violated.

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