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Scuba divers note: Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup day is Feb. 21

December 8, 2008 |  1:35 pm


Scuba divers fond of Santa Catalina Island and concerned about the cleanliness of the marine environment might wish to mark Feb. 21 on their calendars.

The 28th annual Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup has been scheduled for that day -- the only day diving is permitted in Avalon Harbor.

It's become one of the most popular diving events in Southern California; last year 520 participants from various dive clubs showed up to clear the ocean floor of items lost or thrown overboard by careless humans.

Last year the water was murky, though, as the event followed a period of rain and wind. Hopefully, visibility this time will allow a thorough clean up. Cost is $35 per person for those registering online before February. To register or learn more, click here.

Photo courtesy of Catalina Island Conservancy