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Local Boat Trip: Yukon and Ruby E Wrecks!

  • Jan 18, 2014 · 8:00 AM
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2014 will be a DIVING year!

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: $58.01 (Paypable via Paypal after you RSVP on the right.)



First Dive: HMCS Yukon!
365' Canadian destroyer laying on its side in sand[masked]' deep. (Furrows around the ship edge go as deep as 109'.) Very large and still totally intact. Plenty to see on the outside with lots of structure and life (anemones cover a large portion of its surface). Multiple penetrations available for qualified divers. Many holes have been cut into the ship before its sinking for diver access.



Second Dive: Ruby-E: 165'-long former Coast Guard Cutter that was intentionally sunk as an artificial reef in 1989.  Resting in 85' deep water, the deck lies at about 60' and makes a good second dive for the day.  She's laying upright in flat sand and is absolutely covered with spectacularly colorful marine life.


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

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

Dive Boat Tipping Guidelines: Tipping Info & Advice here



Hydrate really well.

Take seasick prevention pills beforehand 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 dive light 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, dive 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 crew is there for your safety.  Please show your appreciation.

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.


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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  • Capt. E.

    I've completed97dives on the Yukon so far.They say it suppose to take 100dives to explore it fully(as there is seven fully penetrable decks)I fully it explored it in seven.The only place I won't go in again is the engine room(last time I was there I thought I saw the engine loose of its mounts? )I have heard she's claimed several lives so far(as deep as106 feet,divers can easily stirr up the viz.,panic,running out of air etc)

    January 26, 2014

    • Bill P.

      Ed: I don't know who "they" is, but I need to share with you something. Any amount of due diligence, before your first dive into the wreck, would have revealed that the engine room is off limits to diving. The Org which sunk the Yukon purposefully did not diver-safe and clean the engine room... and in fact sealed it off. The engine room has in fact claimed one (only) life... that of a tech instructor who thought the Yukon was "beneath" his abilities. Please do not penetrate the engine room on any Power Scuba trip. Thank you.

      January 27, 2014

    • Bill P.

      Jon, being afraid, not afraid, respectful, not respectful, or outright dismissive of the compartment isn't the point. The place is off limits to scuba divers.

      January 27, 2014

  • Bill P.

    Jonathan S: Thanks for the use of the scooter. Did a good job of pulling my big ass around!

    January 20, 2014

    • Bill P.

      May I borrow it again to go find the backup light that fell out of my zipper pocket after the turbo-jetwash from your hell-driver hit it?

      January 20, 2014

  • Jonathan W.

    Blissful day on the water.

    January 18, 2014

    • Jonathan W.

      The scooter was awesome. Thanks buddy!

      January 20, 2014

    • Lida

      Hey! It's Team Lida and the Jonathans.

      January 20, 2014

  • Mike H.

    What a perfect day to dive, outstanding conditions above and below. Great crew and wonderful bunch of divers to be with.
    Bill, was that a new wetsuit you were wearing?

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Sophie W.

    cool as usual, better vis on the Yukon than on the ruby E !

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • Gene S.

    Great trip, beautiful day, calm waters and fun group! As always, Marissa crew was terrific!

    January 18, 2014

  • Matt C. O.

    Being my 1st dive on the Marissa and 1st dive with the group I thought it was great. Great bunch to dive with. Crew was very accommodating & friendly. Organized and run well. Can't wait till the next dive.

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • Jason B.

    As usual I'll need a buddy if anyone wants to buddy up. I'll be diving a 100 with nitrox.

    1 · January 16, 2014

    • Sophie W.

      ah no, I dont have tanks, I will use boat tanks.

      January 17, 2014

    • Carlos

      You can arrange nitrox ahead of time on the Marissa if you use their tanks. Give them a call today to give them time to do it.

      January 17, 2014

  • Natalie G.

    I hope everyone has great dives tomorrow!! IF by any chance someone can't go, I'm free! :)

    January 17, 2014

  • JOHN L.

    that spot opened and shut b4 my phone could grab it

    January 15, 2014

  • Bill P.

    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.

    1 · January 15, 2014

  • lavaughn d.

    Please let me know if a spot opens up!

    January 13, 2014

    • Bill P.

      One has to be vigilant and monitor the page and their email Inbox. That's how you find out.

      1 · January 15, 2014

  • Gene S.

    Be happy to carpool. I'll be driving down in an SUV, plenty of room.
    We can coordinate a time and place later.

    January 6, 2014

  • Matt C. O.

    Is any one interested in car pooling from the Temecula area?

    January 6, 2014

  • Juan Carlos A.

    Avery Chazen is my +1

    January 6, 2014

  • Sophie W.

    Time to jump in the water again !

    1 · January 5, 2014

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Your organizer's refund policy for Local Boat Trip: Yukon and Ruby E Wrecks!

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled
  • you can cancel at least 4 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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