• Saturday Early Dive at the Shores! (parking lot)

    Needs a location

    We have an incredible treasure here at the Shores and lots of Power Scuba members. We should be enjoying what nature has put forth so I hope to see many members at the event.

    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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  • Get to know our local Inverts/Algae

    Needs a location

    FREE Fish ID Classes taught by Herb Gruenhagen - Scientific Diver, PADI Divemaster, 3500+ dives, and 40+ years diving experience!

    Become a 'Citizen Scientist' and find out who's living in the neighborhood!

    Snorkelers and SCUBA divers, do you want to know more about local Inshore Fishes?

    Want to contribute to science by surveying our local marine life?

    You can do all of the above by attending the identification training program. You'll learn a lot more about what's happening beyond the surf zone!

    Whether you're a newly-minted Open Water diver, an avid snorkeler, or an experienced diver wanting to expand your marine knowledge, this class will give you a ton of interesting facts about our underwater world...and it doesn't stop there! Once you've finished this fascinating course, you'll be able to perform surveys and record your observations online for scientists to use and analyze. It's fun, it's easy, it's FREE - and best of all, surveyors help add to a big marine-life database used by scientists in several ways.

    VERY IMPORTANT: To achieve Level 2, you must receive an 80% score on the end-of-class quiz and perform 2 survey's. You'll need to know the common name and Family name of these fishes (for instance, Lingcod- Fish Family Greenling, or for inverts, Cobalt Sponge, Phylum Porifera). Your chances of achieving Level 2 are much better if you study beforehand. Please familiarize yourself with the material before you come to class.

    VERY IMPORTANT: Herb's classes are excellent and fun - and they generate big waiting lists. No-shows are not appreciated! You MUST commit to attending the class, and, if you find you can't make the class, you MUST change your RSVP in time for a wait-listed member to attend. If you think work or family situations might make you cancel at the last minute, DO NOT SIGN UP. Not showing up (and thereby depriving others of a chance to take the class) is neither considerate nor fair to your fellow divers.

    WHERE: Ocean Enterprises, 7710 Balboa Ave, SD 92121 (2nd floor upstairs classroom -- in the middle.)

    COST: ZERO! You commit your attendance, time and effort. No monetary fee.

    If you can't make this class, upcoming classes will be held the 3rd Wednesday of each month:

    Please be on time - there's a lot of material to cover in 3 hours. If you're late, you'll miss some of the good stuff.

    Quizlet Study Decks: Quizlet decks can be studied by the desktop version, or by an app on your mobile device. There are also games you can play with these decks. There are a couple for the California region.

    https://www.REEF.org/quizlet-study-decks

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

    Needs a location

    $326.55

    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: $326.55

    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 Oct 28.) Maintain silence about the decks after 10:30 pm so folks may get their rest. Boat leaves the dock at 11:30 pm on Oct 29.

    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 two weeks before departure (or "no call, no show") you are on the hook for the money. No refund. 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.

    ***

    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/

    ***

    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.

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  • Coronados Islands (3 Tanks)! Sea Lion Fun!

    Needs a location

    $165.37

    FILL ALL FORMS:
    Waterhorse Waiver: https://waterhorsecharters.checkfront.com/reserve/document/?template_id=6&id=XVHK-291221

    Passport Form: https://waterhorsecharters.checkfront.com/reserve/document/?template_id=9&id=XVHK-291221

    Power Scuba Waiver: http://bit.ly/power-scuba

    A one-day Coronado Islands journey full of fun and adventure! This will be a three-tank, no-profit day trip aboard the MV Humboldt.

    IMPORTANT:

    If you bring your own tank, make sure it is full upon arrival at the dock. The boat will NOT be filling tanks before departure or on the way there. Be sure to let them know beforehand as well.

    All passengers must bring a passport and their cert card!

    The boat provides Steel 85 LP tanks and weights. THESE HAVE DIFFERENT WEIGHTING REQUIREMENTS THAN AL80s. Nitrox available, but must be procured at the office. (No nitrox compressor on-board the boat.) You provide all other gear. If you don't have a buddy you may team up with another single on the boat.

    Boat rents gear (via the linked-to form).

    Boat provides food and drink between dives.

    COST: $165.37 (This includes the mandatory Mexican visa)

    POSSIBLE DIVE SITES: Lobster Shack (sea lions!), Keyhole, Pukey Point, Middle Grounds, South Island (Depths of 30-65 fsw).

    Conditions may influence where we can safely dive.

    CHECK-IN and BOARDING TIME: 7:00am. Please don't be late. Boat leaves soon after boarding.

    PARKING: Free street parking by the Waterhorse office. (Don't park in the lot.)

    BOARDING: Sign in at the office, show passport, assemble your gear on boat (keep dive boxes/bags OUT OF the walkways), then make room for others. Large boxes and bags may be stored on the second level. Small drybags can be stored in the berth. Keep bags OFF the bench seats. (Those are for people.)

    SKILLS: Current possible. A strong skill-set at any level will allow you to perform these dives safely, but stay within that same skill-set and comfort level.

    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 2 weeks before departure (or "no call, no show") you are on the hook for the money. No refund. 15 or more days = 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 to "No" and request a Paypal refund via email to [masked]. Include the Paypal Transaction ID number.

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

    Pointers: BRING YOUR CERT CARD AND PASSPORT./Hydrate really well./
    Take seasickness meds./Eat a decent, non-greasy breakfast./Have 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: safety sausage, knife, and whistle, at a minimum!/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 Reminder: Don't be late./Space is limited on a boat. Stow all your gear where directed 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 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:

    If you have not filled out a Liability Release for Power Scuba Meetup, please follow this link for the electronic waiver: ( http://bit.ly/power-scuba ).

    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 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.)

    Attendees affirm 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 "plus 1", if applicable, agrees to the same.

    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. 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.

  • DIVE BOAT: Wreck Alley!

    Needs a location

    $103.23

    SIGN ALL FORMS:
    Waterhorse Waiver: https://waterhorsecharters.checkfront.com/reserve/document/?template_id=6&id=KDLS-291221

    Power Scuba Waiver: http://bit.ly/power-scuba

    If you're not Covid vaccinated, you must wear a mask in-between dives.

    This will be a 3-tank local trip, for Advanced-certified (or above) divers only, aboard the Humboldt (Waterhorse Charters). The boat provides tanks (steel 85s) and weights. Air compressor is on-board.

    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 needed. Request via the Waterhorse form you fill out on-line.)

    EATS AND RINSE: The boat provides great food between dives. Hot fresh-water shower on-board too.

    BUDDIES: You may team up with another single on the boat if needed. There are always buddies... 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. Your buddy will not "baby sit" you.

    COST: $103.23

    To make reservations: Simply RSVP here (first) then pay via the PayPal link above on this page (safe and secure... we've used it for years).

    DIVE SITES: Wreck of the Yukon [masked] fsw), Ruby E (70-85 fsw), and maybe the NOSC Tower (if conditions permit).

    CHECK-IN: 7:00 am. Go to 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.

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

    REFUNDS / UN-RSVPing: If you back out less than two weeks before departure (or "no call, no show"), no refund. 15 plus days = 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 TO "NO" here and request a Paypal refund via [masked]. Include the Paypal Transaction ID #.

    POINTERS:
    1)Bring your cert card... really. 2)Hydrate well. 3)Take seasickness medication like Bonine if you think you're at all inclined towards seasickness. 4)Eat a decent, non-greasy meal before boarding. 5)Bring something to keep you warm between dives (overcoat, boat jacket, etc). 6)Bring a torch for peering into nooks and crannies. 7)End your dive close to the boat (unless you enjoy long surface swims). 8)ALWAYS bring your dive essentials: A safety sausage, knife, and whistle... MANDATORY! 9)Don't forget to tip the boat crew if they do a good job for you. The DM is there for your safety.

    BOAT ETIQUETTE REMINDER:
    1)Don't be late. 2)Space is limited on a boat. Stow all your gear where directed to by crew. 3)Keep gear out of the walk-way. 4)Inflate your BC at the bench, but put your fins on at drop-in point (don't flip flop over people's feet and gear). 5)Don't rinse your mask or other gear in the CAMERA BUCKET! 6)Don't clog up the marine head with Baby Ruth bars, tampons, or similar. 7)If you have to throw up, do it downwind (leeward), NOT IN THE HEAD. 8)If you have to cancel, do it well before the cutoff time so we have a chance to sell your seat.

    ADMIN STUFF:

    SIGN a Power Scuba waiver: http://bit.ly/power-scuba

    You must also read Disclaimer/Terms and Conditions: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PowerScuba/files/

    Anyone with a medical condition MUST submit a signed (by a doctor) diving waiver form before attending any Power Scuba event. YOU MAY NOT ATTEND AN EVENT WITH AN UNDISCLOSED MEDICAL CONDITION. Forms: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PowerScuba/files/

    Attending any Power Scuba event constitutes attendee's affirmation they are medically fit to dive, certified by a recognized agency, have necessary skill and training level for dive being offered, have read our Terms and Conditions, and have submitted an electronic Liability Release.

    Donations to non-profit Power Scuba: http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/9702303

    IMPORTANT NOTE: It is not organizer's role to lead your dive. 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.) Nor will they tell you whether you are skilled enough for a dive. (Decide that by yourself or with a dive pro.) You must plan and execute your dive with your dive buddy only. Once members arrive, the Organizer becomes simply another diver.

    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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  • Get to know our local Inshore Fishes

    Needs a location

    FREE Fish ID Classes taught by Herb Gruenhagen - Scientific Diver, PADI Divemaster, 3500+ dives, and 40+ years diving experience!

    Become a 'Citizen Scientist' and find out who's living in the neighborhood!

    Snorkelers and SCUBA divers, do you want to know more about local Inshore Fishes?

    Want to contribute to science by surveying our local marine life?

    You can do all of the above by attending the identification training program. You'll learn a lot more about what's happening beyond the surf zone!

    Whether you're a newly-minted Open Water diver, an avid snorkeler, or an experienced diver wanting to expand your marine knowledge, this class will give you a ton of interesting facts about our underwater world...and it doesn't stop there! Once you've finished this fascinating course, you'll be able to perform surveys and record your observations online for scientists to use and analyze. It's fun, it's easy, it's FREE - and best of all, surveyors help add to a big marine-life database used by scientists in several ways.

    VERY IMPORTANT: To achieve Level 2, you must receive an 80% score on the end-of-class quiz and perform 2 survey's. You'll need to know the common name and Family name of these fishes (for instance, Lingcod- Fish Family Greenling, or for inverts, Cobalt Sponge, Phylum Porifera). Your chances of achieving Level 2 are much better if you study beforehand. Please familiarize yourself with the material before you come to class.

    VERY IMPORTANT: Herb's classes are excellent and fun - and they generate big waiting lists. No-shows are not appreciated! You MUST commit to attending the class, and, if you find you can't make the class, you MUST change your RSVP in time for a wait-listed member to attend. If you think work or family situations might make you cancel at the last minute, DO NOT SIGN UP. Not showing up (and thereby depriving others of a chance to take the class) is neither considerate nor fair to your fellow divers.

    WHERE: Ocean Enterprises, 7710 Balboa Ave, SD 92121 (2nd floor upstairs classroom -- in the middle.)

    COST: ZERO! You commit your attendance, time and effort. No monetary fee.

    If you can't make this class, upcoming classes will be held the 3rd Wednesday of each month:

    Please be on time - there's a lot of material to cover in 3 hours. If you're late, you'll miss some of the good stuff.

    Quizlet Study Decks: Quizlet decks can be studied by the desktop version, or by an app on your mobile device. There are also games you can play with these decks. There are a couple for the California region.

    https://www.REEF.org/quizlet-study-decks

  • Coronados Islands (3 Tanks)! Beginner Boat!

    Needs a location

    $165.38

    FILL ALL FORMS:
    Waterhorse Waiver: https://waterhorsecharters.checkfront.com/reserve/document/?template_id=6&id=GHZK-291221

    Passport Form: https://waterhorsecharters.checkfront.com/reserve/document/?template_id=9&id=GHZK-291221

    Power Scuba Waiver: http://bit.ly/power-scuba

    A Coronado Islands journey full of fun and adventure... for NEW OR INEXPERIENCED DIVERS! (Others welcome as well.) 3-tank trip aboard the MV Humboldt.

    IMPORTANT:

    If you bring your own tank, make sure it is full upon arrival at the dock. The boat will NOT be filling tanks before departure or on the way there. Be sure to let them know beforehand as well.

    All passengers must bring a passport and their cert card!

    The boat provides Steel 85 LP tanks and weights. THESE HAVE DIFFERENT WEIGHTING REQUIREMENTS THAN AL80s. Nitrox available, but must be procured at the office. (No nitrox compressor on-board the boat.) You provide all other gear. If you don't have a buddy you may team up with another single on the boat.

    Boat rents gear (via the linked-to form).

    Boat provides food and drink between dives.

    COST: $165.38 (This includes the mandatory Mexican visa)

    POSSIBLE DIVE SITES: Lobster Shack, Keyhole, Pukey Point, Middle Grounds. Depths of 25-60 fsw. Perfect for the O/W certified diver.

    Conditions may influence where we can safely dive.

    CHECK-IN and BOARDING TIME: 7:00am. Please don't be late. Boat leaves soon after boarding.

    PARKING: Free street parking by the Waterhorse office. (Don't park in the lot.)

    BOARDING: Sign in at the office, show passport, assemble your gear on boat (keep dive boxes/bags OUT OF the walkways), then make room for others. Large boxes and bags may be stored on the second level. Small drybags can be stored in the berth. Keep bags OFF the bench seats. (Those are for people.)

    SKILLS: Current possible. A strong skill-set at any level will allow you to perform these dives safely, but stay within that same skill-set and comfort level.

    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 2 weeks before departure (or "no call, no show") you are on the hook for the money. No refund. 15 or more days = 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 to "No" and request a Paypal refund via email to [masked]. Include the Paypal Transaction ID number.

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

    Pointers: BRING YOUR CERT CARD AND PASSPORT./Hydrate really well./
    Take seasickness meds./Eat a decent, non-greasy breakfast./Have 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: safety sausage, knife, and whistle, at a minimum!/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 Reminder: Don't be late./Space is limited on a boat. Stow all your gear where directed 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 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:

    If you have not filled out a Liability Release for Power Scuba Meetup, please follow this link for the electronic waiver: ( http://bit.ly/power-scuba ).

    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 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.)

    Attendees affirm 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 "plus 1", if applicable, agrees to the same.

    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. 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.

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  • Dive Boat: Oil Rigs & Wreck!

    Needs a location

    $95.56

    A dive unlike any other in SoCal! If you are an advanced diver prepared for exciting dives, come join us for an adventure!

    WAIVERS: Sign both Waivers. They are required.

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

    The Pac Star rocks! They're a big boat with excellent safety and service.

    FOOD: Full breakfast, lunch and snacks!

    Offshore Oil Rigs aren't dove often (because of the permission process required) and yet they can house a remarkable underwater community under their platforms. Life on the thick support pylons and crossbeams is abundant.

    You must be an experienced diver and comfortable diving in water that essentially has no bottom. Advanced cert or better required. PERFECT NEUTRAL BUOYANCY SKILLS ARE NEEDED. If you have to ask whether you're an "experienced diver"... you're not.

    This is 3-tank, open ocean diving with "live drops".

    MANDATORY ITEMS: SMB and whistle. (At a minimum.) Don't show up on the boat without these.

    COST: $95.56
    If adding a +1, please add their name in the comments below.

    BOAT LOCATION: 22nd St. Landing, San Pedro, CA. The Pacific Star is docked behind 22nd St. Landing Seafood Grill & Bar. Drop your gear off on the right corner of the building and find parking across the street.

    BOARDING: You may sleep on the boat the night before (Starting at 8 pm) or board by 6 am that morning. Boat leaves the dock 7:00 AM. No drunken revelry and stay quiet after 10:30 pm so people can get rest for the next day.

    BUNKS: Bunks are first come, first served. (A drawn curtain means the bunk is taken.) Bring your own bedding (blanket, sheet, pillow/pillowcase, or sleeping bag). Couples and very tall members get the first dibs on the "cabins" until about 10 pm. After that it's everyone for themselves. (Don't put your things on any bunk other than your own.)

    SITES:
    OLYMPIC: Wreck in 100 FSW of sand. Mostly pancaked, but some structure on either end. Ling Cod and wolf eels are sometimes sighted.

    RIGS (x2): Eureka & Ellen/Elly. Each with different "personalities". Gorgeous marine life resident with occasional spectacular "guests" floating through. Depth: Go as deep (or stay as shallow) as you like and are trained for. Boat captain recommends staying above the 110' crossbeams.

    Conditions permitting, we'll do our first dive on the wreck of the Olympic. Otherwise, all three dives on the rigs.

    AIR TANKS: Boat has steel LP 72s (plus rating overfilled) for your use, or you may bring your own tank, which many of us do. Their compressor fills to 3,000 psi. (No HP fills.) 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, but bring it FULL. Boat has steel LP 72 (plus rating overfilled) 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 (or two) if you can

    GEAR: Bring all your own gear (except for tanks if you so choose). Boat has some weights, but it's best to bring your own.

    TAKE: Scallops may be harvested on these dives w/ a valid fishing license. Poachers will be prosecuted!

    BOAT: Pacific Star (http://www.pacificstardiving.com)

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

    REFUNDS: If you back out less than 14 days before departure (or "no call, no show") you are on the hook for the money. No refund unless your seat fills. Two weeks or more = full refund (less fees). 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 to "No" and request a Paypal refund via email to powerscuba1 at the gmail.com domain. Include the date of the event and the Paypal Transaction ID number.

    Canceling 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).

    ALWAYS bring your dive essentials: A safety sausage(SMB), knife, and whistle (at a minimum)!

    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 so Bill has a chance to sell your seat. / 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.
    Tipping Guidelines: Tipping Info & Advice here (http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/21783462/)

    Bill here with a quick note: If you aren't completely comfortable with the kind of diving described above please sit this one out. Your safety is my first concern. There are plenty of shops and instructors who'll be glad to train you up to the level this event requires. Look 'em up here: Shops & Instructors (http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/6696656)

    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: (http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/9702303).

    WAIVERS: Sign both Waivers found at the top of this event page.

    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://www.facebook.com/groups/PowerScuba/files/

    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.

  • Coronados Islands (3 Tanks)! Sea Lion Fun!

    Needs a location

    $165.42

    FILL ALL FORMS:
    Waterhorse Waiver: https://waterhorsecharters.checkfront.com/reserve/document/?template_id=9&id=GHZK-291221

    Passport Form: https://waterhorsecharters.checkfront.com/reserve/document/?template_id=9&id=FZSJ-291221

    Power Scuba Waiver: http://bit.ly/power-scuba

    A one-day Coronado Islands journey full of fun and adventure! This will be a three-tank, no-profit day trip aboard the MV Humboldt.

    IMPORTANT:

    If you bring your own tank, make sure it is full upon arrival at the dock. The boat will NOT be filling tanks before departure or on the way there. Be sure to let them know beforehand as well.

    All passengers must bring a passport and their cert card!

    The boat provides Steel 85 LP tanks and weights. THESE HAVE DIFFERENT WEIGHTING REQUIREMENTS THAN AL80s. Nitrox available, but must be procured at the office. (No nitrox compressor on-board the boat.) You provide all other gear. If you don't have a buddy you may team up with another single on the boat.

    Boat rents gear (via the linked-to form).

    Boat provides food and drink between dives.

    COST: $165.42 (This includes the mandatory Mexican visa)

    POSSIBLE DIVE SITES: Lobster Shack (sea lions!), Keyhole, Pukey Point, Middle Grounds, South Island (Depths of 30-65 fsw).

    Conditions may influence where we can safely dive.

    CHECK-IN and BOARDING TIME: 7:00am. Please don't be late. Boat leaves soon after boarding.

    PARKING: Free street parking by the Waterhorse office. (Don't park in the lot.)

    BOARDING: Sign in at the office, show passport, assemble your gear on boat (keep dive boxes/bags OUT OF the walkways), then make room for others. Large boxes and bags may be stored on the second level. Small drybags can be stored in the berth. Keep bags OFF the bench seats. (Those are for people.)

    SKILLS: Current possible. A strong skill-set at any level will allow you to perform these dives safely, but stay within that same skill-set and comfort level.

    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 2 weeks before departure (or "no call, no show") you are on the hook for the money. No refund. 15 or more days = 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 to "No" and request a Paypal refund via email to [masked]. Include the Paypal Transaction ID number.

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

    Pointers: BRING YOUR CERT CARD AND PASSPORT./Hydrate really well./
    Take seasickness meds./Eat a decent, non-greasy breakfast./Have 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: safety sausage, knife, and whistle, at a minimum!/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 Reminder: Don't be late./Space is limited on a boat. Stow all your gear where directed 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 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:

    If you have not filled out a Liability Release for Power Scuba Meetup, please follow this link for the electronic waiver: ( http://bit.ly/power-scuba ).

    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 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.)

    Attendees affirm 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 "plus 1", if applicable, agrees to the same.

    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. 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.

  • BOAT: Point Loma Goodness! (3 Tanks) Bill's Faves!

    Needs a location

    $105.75

    SIGN ALL FORMS:
    Waterhorse Waiver: https://waterhorsecharters.checkfront.com/reserve/document/?template_id=6&id=ALJG-291221

    Power Scuba Waiver: http://bit.ly/power-scuba

    If you're not Covid vaccinated, you must wear a mask in-between dives.

    3-tank local trip, for Advanced-certified (or above) divers only, aboard the Waterhorse Charters. The boat provides tanks (steel 85s) and weights. Air compressor is on-board.

    Nitrox tanks provided for 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 needed. Request via the Waterhorse form you fill out on-line.)

    EATS AND RINSE: The boat provides great food between dives. Hot fresh-water shower on-board too.

    BUDDIES: You may team up with another single on boat if needed. There are always buddies... 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. Your buddy will not "baby sit" you.

    COST: $105.75

    To make reservations: Simply RSVP here (first), then pay via PayPal link on this page. (Safe and secure. We've used it for years.)

    DIVE SITES: A surprise for you. Bill's favorite dive sites in Point Loma! Depths to 100 fsw. Third dive ~55 fsw

    CHECK-IN: 7:00 am. Go to office first to fill out paperwork, then load your gear onto the boat directly behind office building. (Don't go down to boat until told to by a crew-member.) The boat leaves the dock at 7:45 am sharp.

    TIPPING GUIDELINES/ADVICE: http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/21783462/

    REFUNDS / UN-RSVPing: If you back out less than two weeks before departure (or "no call, no show"), no refund. 15 plus days = 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 TO "NO" here and request a Paypal refund via [masked]. Include the Paypal Transaction ID #.

    POINTERS:
    1)Bring your cert card... really. 2)Hydrate well. 3)Take seasickness medication like Bonine if you think you're at all inclined towards seasickness. 4)Eat a decent, non-greasy meal before boarding. 5)Bring something to keep you warm between dives (overcoat, boat jacket, etc). 6)Bring a torch for peering into nooks and crannies. 7)End your dive close to the boat (unless you enjoy long surface swims). 8)ALWAYS bring your dive essentials: A safety sausage, knife, and whistle... MANDATORY! 9)Don't forget to tip the boat crew if they do a good job for you. The DM is there for your safety.

    BOAT ETIQUETTE REMINDER:
    1)Don't be late. 2)Space is limited on a boat. Stow all your gear where directed to by crew. 3)Keep gear out of the walk-way. 4)Inflate your BC at the bench, but put your fins on at drop-in point (don't flip flop over people's feet and gear). 5)Don't rinse your mask or other gear in the CAMERA BUCKET! 6)Don't clog up the marine head with Baby Ruth bars, tampons, or similar. 7)If you have to throw up, do it downwind (leeward), NOT IN THE HEAD. 8)If you have to cancel, do it well before the cutoff time so we have a chance to sell your seat.

    ADMIN STUFF:

    SIGN a Power Scuba waiver: http://bit.ly/power-scuba

    You must also read Disclaimer/Terms and Conditions: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PowerScuba/files/

    Anyone with a medical condition MUST submit a signed (by a doctor) diving waiver form before attending any Power Scuba event. YOU MAY NOT ATTEND AN EVENT WITH AN UNDISCLOSED MEDICAL CONDITION. Forms: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PowerScuba/files/

    Attending any Power Scuba event constitutes attendee's affirmation they are medically fit to dive, certified by a recognized agency, have necessary skill and training level for dive being offered, have read our Terms and Conditions, and have submitted an electronic Liability Release.

    Donations to non-profit Power Scuba: http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/9702303

    IMPORTANT NOTE: It is not organizer's role to lead your dive. 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.) Nor will they tell you whether you are skilled enough for a dive. (Decide that by yourself or with a dive pro.) You must plan and execute your dive with your dive buddy only. Once members arrive, the Organizer becomes simply another diver.

    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.