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Annual Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup

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Are any Allcoasters participating in this event.....I plan on leaving Friday night on the 24th, and heading back Saturday around 3 pm. (sleeping on the boat) need to be back for baseball practice at 7:15 PM Saturday. If thier are any AC divers that would like to split the cost for gas let me know. I would leave out of Dana Point.

February 25, 2006

25th Annual


Welcome to the Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup website.

The Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup is an annual dive event held in Avalon Harbor at Catalina Island once a year on the Saturday following President's Day. The event was started in the 1970's by the local dive community in an effort to cleanup Avalon Harbor, and this event is the only time diving is permitted there. The event has grown over the years to become one of the most publicized an popular dive events in Southern California .

Besides offering divers the opportunity to dive in Avalon Harbor, the event brings together a large number of people who share common interests - diving and Catalina. Last year we had over 500 divers who had a great time retrieving things from the harbor as well as celebrating the event. There are numerous parties around town on both Friday and Saturday nights as divers revel in the warm friendly atmosphere of Catalina Island. Several dive clubs also have made this event one of their premier social events of the year.

The proceeds of the Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup benefit Catalina Conservancy Divers and the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber. Catalina Conservancy Divers is a support group of the Catalina Conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated to the stewardship of Catalina Island through a balance of conservation, education, and recreation. The Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber is a life support recompression chamber on Catalina that is available to serve the thousands of divers who frequent the Catalina waters.

The details of the 2006 Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup are as follows:

Date: February 25, 2006 (Note: This is our SILVER ANNIVERSARY)

Location: Avalon Harbor, Catalina Island, California

There are three locations from which divers can enter Avalon Harbor for the dive. Divers must enter and exit the water from their assigned location. Upon exiting the water, all divers must check in with their dive master for their entry location , and get their wristband punched, in order in to pick up their T-Shirt and goodie bag at Wrigley Stage (NO EXCEPTIONS)!

The 3 entry locations are Green Pier, Step Beach, Casino Landing.

Cost: $35 per person if you register (meaning on line registration completed, or mailed entry form post marked) on or before January 31, 2006

$45 per person February 1, 2006 or thereafter.

Registration: Online registration is strongly encouraged.

DEADLINES: ON LINE -- On line registration must be completed on or before February 15, 2006. IN PERSON -- In person submission of an entry form on the morning of the event in Avalon is available, but pre-registration is HIGHLY encouraged. (Arrive very early and report to the Wrigley Stage by 7:30a.m. ) (Participation can noâ??t be guaranteed for unregistered late arrivals). For questions regarding registration or the cleanup itself. Please contact Jill A. Boivin @ [email protected]

Registration fee includes one T-Shirt, one door prize ticket, certificates for special offers and discounts from Catalina merchants, and a coupon for discount travel to the event on Catalina Express.

Opportunity Tickets may be purchased for prize raffles.

Schedule of Events:

7:30 - 9:00 Check in at Dive Locations
9:00 Mandatory Safety Briefing at Dive Locations
9:30 - 11:00 Cleanup Dive
1:00 Award Ceremony at Wrigley Stage
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