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Red Shirt Dive
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Red Shirt Dive
December 6, 2014
2:30pm — 6:30pm

Cost: $120.00


Cost: FREE!


Spots Available: 13

Waterhorse Charters
1617 Quivira Road, Suite B
San Diego CA, United States
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Roddenberry Adventures Red Shirt Dive

WHAT: 2-Tank Yukon Dusk & Night Dive
TIME: 2:30pm Check-in. 3:00pm Departure. ~ 6:30pm Return
DIVE BOAT: Humboldt (Waterhorse Charters)

Boldly join Rod Roddenberry and Roddenberry Adventures for our famous Red Shirt Dive on the Yukon in San Diego. We will enjoy two exhilarating dives on the Humboldt (Waterhorse Charters). Sunset is around 4:45pm so we will explore the Yukon for a dusk and night dive. A night dive on the Yukon is considered and advanced skill. We require that you have an Advanced Dive Certification (or 20+ logged dives in cold, deep water), night dive experience, and are comfortable diving in cold, deep water and at night.

Rod Roddeberry and Tim Russ during a Roddenberry Dive Team Red Shirt dive mission.

Tim Russ and Rod Roddenberry gearing for a Roddenberry Dive Team Yukon Red Shirt dive mission.

The expected return time will be around 7:30pm, however it depends on weather, water conditions, dive times, etc. Always allow for the unexpected! The average surface water temperature in San Diego in December is 59 degrees. Water temp can drop significantly at depth, so bundle up accordingly. At a minimum, wear a 7mm wetsuit or drysuit, hood, booties and gloves.

The Humboldt, is a 45′ custom dive boat, and can hold 22 divers, however we are limiting this trip to 16 divers. Divers will enjoy hot soup and warm beverages between dives, and there is a fresh hot water shower on board.

The boat provides tanks (low pressure steel 85s) and weights. You may bring your own tank if you prefer, please email Waterhorse and let them know beforehand. Nitrox tanks provided for an extra charge and must be reserved in advance. You provide all other gear. Please remember to bring a valid Nitrox certification card along with your standard certification card.

For those who enjoy the mystery and excitement of wreck diving and those for enjoy seeing the uniqueness and diversity of life during night dives this will be an amazing experience to get the best of both worlds! On this mission, everyone’s a “Red Shirt”. We look forward to seeing you on the Yukon for an adventure!

If you have any questions regarding this dive trip, please contact us at


  • Divers must be Advanced Certified Divers or have 20+ logged dives in deep/cold water
  • Divers must have night dive experience
  • Bring you Certification card to the dive
  • We recommend all divers have dive accidence insurance (DAN or other)
  • In order to dive you will need to bring your own scuba gear (tank and weights provided by boat)
  • Gear can be rented from Waterhorse Charters at least 72 hours in advance
  • Bring a towel and something to keep you warm between dives (overcoat, boat jacket)
  • Arrive at 2:30pm to check-in and fill out the Waterhorse Charters Release of Liability Form
  • All participants must be Roddenberry Adventures members


  • Attendance of special guests and celebrities is subject to change due to scheduling conflicts and professional obligations.
  • Canceling attendance to a paid event 30 days or more prior to event entitles purchaser to a 100% refund.
  • Canceling attendance to a paid event between 29 & 15 days prior to event entitles purchaser to a 50% refund.
  • Canceling attendance to a paid event 14 & 7 days prior to the event entitles the purchaser to a 25% refund.
  • Canceling attendance to a paid event 6 days or less prior to the event voids any refund.
  • Refunds may take up to 2 weeks to occur.
  • The original ticket purchaser may donate or sell their ticket, but is responsible for all related financial transactions and must ensure that the new attendee is aware of all the event details and requirements.


Gear can be rented from Waterhorse Charters in advance (at least 72 hours prior to trip date.


The HMCS Yukon is a Canadian Mackenzie Class Destroyer. At 366′ feet in length, the Yukon is one of California’s largest wrecks accessible by divers and is the most intact wreck divers can visit.

She was intentionally sunk in July of 2000 by the San Diego Oceans Foundation as part of the artificial reef project, known as Wreck Alley. An abundance of entry and exit holes were cut into her to increase accessibility as well as diver safety. Penetration is readily available for those with the proper certifications. However, there is plenty to see on the exterior including both forward and aft gun turrets.

Unfortunately, the sinking of her was never executed. The night before her sinking, water entered the holes cut low to the waterline and shortly after midnight, her bow headed for the bottom. She lies on her port side in about 100′ of water with an average minimum depth of about 75 feet along the starboard side.


For those of you unfamiliar with the nomenclature term “Red Shirts” refer to characters on “Star Trek,” primarily Security Officers, that would beam down to a planet with the “away party”. Unfortunately these characters would generally be the first to startle a local life form and as a result would be removed from existence by said life form… essentially, they were always the first to die.

We anticipate that all “Red Shirts” will return safely from this mission. We are using this term in a comical manner to express that this dive event is to be considered a more advanced and difficult dive.


The landing for Waterhorse Charters and the Humboldt is located on Mission Bay harbor near the Hyatt Islandia. Click here for map and directions.

Waterhorse Charters Headquarters
1617 Quivira Road, Suite B
San Diego, CA 92109



Gratuities are not included in the trip pricing. Dive crews work hard to make our dive adventure safe and enjoyable. If you feel the crew does a nice job, we ask that you give them a tip for their service. The rule of thumb is 10% to 20% of the trip cost.

Waterhorse Charters


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