Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup
Saturday, February 20th, 2010
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 and popular dive events in Southern California.
For more info please visit the Catalina Island Conservatory Website.
Details of the club trip:
We are leaving Phoenix on Friday, February 19th at 11am to drive to Long Beach, CA
(five hour drive)
We are planning to catch the 7 pm Catalina Express at the Port of Long Beach located
on 320 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA
We should arrive on Catalina Island at 10 pm, and we plan to stay at Hotel Mac Rae
because they have reasonable rates. But please check out the hotels in the area, and
make reservations as soon as possible since they expect over 200 divers.
The clean-up dive begins 8am on Saturday, they give you three sites to dive from, and
this year we plan to dive at "Casino Point".
We are planning to stay overnight on Saturday and visit the local restaurants and sites.
On Sunday we plan to catch the 8 am Catalina Express from Avalon to Long Beach.
We plan to leave Long Beach, CA at about 10 am and arrive back in Phoenix at 4 pm.
If you plan to join us on this trip please register for the dive on the conservatory's website,
and make hotel reservations as soon as possible. You are welcomed to drive with us or
follow us up to Long Beach, CA. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.