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Yes Eco Dive Center and Heal the Bay is hosting another underwater clean up dive on Coastal Clean Day, BUT this one is the grand'ol daddy of clean-up excursions.
All you have to do is call, get yourself on the roster and that's it!
You'll be diving the Santa Monica Pier!
Only once a year us divers are allowed do dive this awesome site. Some of the more unusual items found underwater in recent years were a prom dress, voodoo dolls, a briefcase full of crackers, guns and switchblades and a bridal gown.
History: Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) began in 1985 and has grown into a huge annual event. Every state with a coastline participates, including the Great Lakes states, and even some inland states Santa Monica clean river and lake shores. The one-day cleanup is international event and last count, over 50 nations participated-and may be the largest volunteer day on the planet.
Host: Eco Dive Center, LA County Dept of Beaches & Harbors and Heal The Bay all work together to coordinate the Santa Monica Pier Coastal Cleanup Dive Day.
Participants: Over 15,000 volunteers to cleanup sites each year in L.A. County to over 40 sites along Southern Cali's waterways. Coastal Cleanup Day involves individuals, schools, community and volunteer dive groups. By filling out the trash "data cards" during the cleanup, volunteers are helping to identify and stop polluters in the future.
How? Ready to sign-up for the dive? Call 310 398 5759 to get placed on the dive roster (Harbor Master Requires it).
When you call we'll need your name, diver level & phone number for text instructions.
Day of Event:
1. Be prepared and show up early. Parking is not free so bring some cash.
2. Be early, Check-in is at 8:00 AM sharp on the beach, north-side of pier.
3. Come over to the table on the beach and sign-in.
4. Go build your gear and bring it to the wood platfom on the beach.
5. Dive briefing at 8:30 AM sharp.
Stick around after for video and group photo for magazines.Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) began in 1985 and has grown into a huge annual event. Every state with a coastline participates, including the Great Lakes states, and even some inland states clean river and lake shores. The one-day cleanup is international-at last count, over 60 nations participated-and may be the largest volunteer day on the planet.Beach
CALL to GET on the DIVE ROSTER! 310-398-5759. (10am to 7pm)
Have this ready:
1. Your certification card and gear built.
2. PRINT THIS required form ready to hand in.