Captain Tom requires that you sign his waiver. Here is a link to it:
The boat will leave dock at 6AM sharp, so please arrive at least 30 minutes early to provide enough time for gear loading.
If there’s room in the marina driveway, you can unload from there so you have a shorter walk to the boat, but ultimately, park your car on the street outside of the marina.
You are responsible for loading and unloading your own gear. The crew will assist on the the boat as needed. They may
Load tanks/breathers onto the metal tables on the deck, make sure they’re bungied in and your gear/stages can go underneath on the shelf and floor. Coolers get shoved into corners near the sink and garbage bin. Dry gear can get tossed in the cabin. Find yourself a cuddle space inside and enjoy the ride out!
You must provide your own food, beverage, and cooler and you are welcome to bring food to share.
Be prepared to tell the crew your anticipated runtime. Please do not exceed your runtime! This causes the captain and crew undue stress and can interfere with other folks’ dives.
For all of you open circuit people, please do not bring any mix richer than 28%. There is always a chance that we won’t make our intended wreck, and if we end up diving something deeper, you could be SOL…
Please bring cash
If you need fills or rentals, please let Tim know ASAP. He can be reached at 212.780.0879, or
Here is where the marina is:
Here is a link to the Tempest website:
Here is a link to a nearby bagel shop if anyone wants breakfast or coffee:
Finally, if there is a question about the ocean forecast, please know that we are in frequent touch with the Captain, and will let you know at the earliest possible moment if there are any updates and/or if the boat
Destination: USS San Diego
Departure time: 6AM