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Wreck of the Palawan, Old Marineland, & Captain's Choice!

Power Scuba: San Diego Scuba Diving (and Beyond)
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May 12 6:00AM - 4:00PM

An amazing site and quite possibly Los Angles County's best wreck dive! Advanced cert and appropriate experience at the depths described mandatory.


We're going to do an excellent wreck off the coast of Los Angeles county. Come join us for the adventure!

You must have an Advanced certification and a solid amount of experience (look at the depth of the first wreck...) and be comfortable with "open ocean" type boat diving.


MANDATORY ITEMS: A good safety sausage, knife, and whistle. (At a minimum.) Don't show up on the boat without these.

NO-PROFIT COST: $106.75


SITES:

Palawan: 441'-long steel-hulled ship sunk in 1977 as an artificial reef. Hull mostly-intact. Lots of life. Dramatic dive. [masked]' deep. Little known fact: Lobster often are found here in large numbers. Capt Dave will tell you exactly where. THIS IS AN ADVANCED DIVE. (No newbies or inexperienced divers please.)


FOOD: 1. Continental breakfast when you first wake up (6:30 am)2)Full hot breakfast on the way out (7-8 am) 3)Full lunch 4)Snacks and drinks. Nice!

AIRTANKS: 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: Boatpumps Nitrox into O2-clean tanks only.$10 per fill.You may bring your own O2-clean (dedicated) Nitrox tank, but bring it FULL. No fills on the way to the rigs. 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 probably best to bring your own.

BOAT: Pacific Star

You won't get to do this one often. Join us for this special trip!

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

UPDATE (from the captain): We {the boat crew} are usually done with dinner on Friday by 7pm so come on down. There are dock carts and I will have people in the parking lot to help with gear and directions from 8pm to 10pm. (Before and after, you're on your own.) Also, you can bring a second tank and space will be made for it on the boat.

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. To back out fully you must cancel your RSVP here and request a Paypal refund.Two weeks or more = refund. (Any refund entails a .31 Paypal fee and 9% admin charge.)


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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, 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:

Show up on-time. Boat leaves at 7 am sharp.

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 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.

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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: <a href="http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/messages/boards/thread/6696656">Shops & Instructors

Dive Boat/Trip Tipping Guidelines: Tipping Info & Advice here ___________________________________

ADMIN STUFF:

The Virtual Donation Jar will be out (for the Meetup site costs and general fund). It's strictly voluntary, but is very much appreciated and needed: DONATION JAR

If you have not filled out a Liability Release for Power Scuba Meetup, please follow this link to the file, print, sign and bring to the event, along with your C-Card (scuba certification card). You only need to do this once a year. Go to the Files section of our site and scroll down to get to the Release: CLICK HERE

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

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 also found in the Files Section: Medical Statement . Scroll down until you find it. (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, 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 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. 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 meeting spot, the Organizer becomes simply another diver.

For Boat Dives: A few dollars have been added to each person's cost. This is a voluntary donation on your part. This money goes directly into the group's Boat Underage (is thateven a word?)fund to protect against non-full trips. No other use is made of this money.

Your participation constitutes your affirmation you agreeto these above rules and disclaimers.

This is a no-take (except for scallops or lobster, if you have a permit) event.

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