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Hi-Dive: The Hipster Pool Party Series

Pool parties are an essential element to day-life entertainment in San Diego. Ever since alcohol was banned from the beach and bay, we locals have had to get creative with when and where to strip down and drink up during the summer season.

Years later, San Diego pool parties compare in talent, atmosphere and crowd to big daytime bashes at the most buzzed about Las Vegas pools. The most popular pool parties are Intervention at the Hard Rock Hotel, SunDaze at Wavehouse, and rotating special events at the Andaz Hotel’s Ivy Rooftop and the Se Hotel’s Siren Rooftop. These wet n wild events are known to offer the world’s best DJs, celebrity performers, sultry go-go dancers, VIP cabanas, and barely-there dress codes. If you’ve never seen Intervention live in action, just imagine: women of all ages clad in nothing but string bikinis, flashy jewelry, oversized shades, and high-sky stiletto heels. To see for yourself, view our gallery of San Diego pool party photos.

This summer the W Hotel launched a new pool party series that offers a fresh take on the typical scene. Hi-Dive is an alternative poolside bash, featuring a selective crowd of stylish hipsters, a vintage-chic dress code, and a soundtrack of Electro and Dubstep beats. Presented by Jedi Sugar along with Adam Salter and Gabe Vega, two local DJs with large appeal, Hi-Dive offers a new vibe for locals who prefer their daytime soirees sans steroids and silicone.

Hipstervention: Following the launch on 4th of July weekend, Hi-Dive returned to the W Hotel’s sandy Beach Bar and swanky Wet Pool Lounge on Sunday, July 31. The latest Hi-Dive installment featured entertainment by Goddollars, Wero, Salter & Diaz, Gabe Vega, David Afterlife, DJ Carlo, Blancnoire, Chris Chamberlin, DJ Pheetz and more, paired with a photo booth by James Norton and a hosted bar from 1 to 2pm, all for a $10 cover. Check out a few of our favorite hipster pool party photos by Danny Dilworth for DiscoverSD, and view the whole album here.

 
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