34th Annual Avalon Underwater Cleanup
Saturday, February 21, 2015
In years' past we have had over 500 divers retrieving trash and lost items from the harbor as well as having a great time 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.
T-Shirt Design Contest!
Once again the Catalina Conservany Divers and the USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber are holding an annual contest for the T-Shirt Logo Design.
The contest is open to all and the rules are simple. The design must include no more that two colors. The winner will be acknowledged in the marketing of the event as well as the event itself.
Deadline for entries is December 1st, 2014. Submit your artwork and any questions to:
Jill A. Boivin- Event Chairperson:
Mail entries to: 2150 Loma Dr., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
note: If computer generated, please use Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, or Corel Draw and when using color it is also helpful to have a Black and White Version. For more info and to view past design winners, click here.
Registration is $50 per diver, $25 per non-diver. Sign-up now for an early bird special of $40 per diver. For groups over 10, please contact Spencer Campbell at 562-437-8555 ext 224.
Safe Diving Practices Form (PDF)
Informed Consent and Waiver of Release Form (PDF)
The proceeds of the Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup benefit the USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber and the Catalina Conservancy's Robert R. Given Fund for Ocean Conservation and Educational Outreach established in the name of Dr. Robert Given. The USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber is a 24/7 emergency recompression facility on Catalina that serves thousands of divers who frequent the waters of Southern California.
Each year our Sponsors are a key part of the Underwater Cleanup's success! As one of the largest dive events in Southern California, your company will get direct exposure to dive clubs and individual divers attending the Cleanup as well as supporting two great organizations.
Take a look at who sponsored our 33rd Annual Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup.
Primary Sponsor - total retail value of prizes or cash donation of $750+
Major Sponsor - total retail value of prizes or cash donation of $400-$749
Participant - total retail value of prizes or cash donation of $50-$399
PRIZES should be sent via UPS, FedEx, or DHL to Avalon Underwater Cleanup/CCD
C/O Bob and Tina Kennedy
126 Catalina Ave.
Avalon, CA 90704
Download the Sponsor Form here. Questions? Please call (562) 437-8555 ext 224 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up to volunteer for the 34th Annual Avalon Underwater Cleanup. Various roles from calling sponsors to event day help are sought! For more information, email email@example.com
The winner of the 2014 T-Shirt Design Contest is Pat Rosengren!
This is a GREEN event: invitations and notifications for this event are via email only. Email us to get added to the Cleanup List!
JOIN THE CATALINA ISLAND CONSERVANCY DIVERS TODAY! Most members of the Catalina Conservancy Divers (CCD) are scuba divers, but there are also members who are marine researchers, boat owners, and other persons interested in the near shore waters off Santa Catalina Island. Over the years, CCD members have contributed over 25,000 volunteer hours to research and understand Catalina's marine ecosystems.
To become an active diver with the CCD, the first step is becoming a Catalina Conservancy Member at the Adventurer level ($125). Any Adventurer can join the Diver support group, but to be an active diver, additional consideration must be taken which includes: higher level certifications, water skills proficiency evaluations, current AAUS dive physicals, and proof of regular equipment maintenance.
For membership information, contact Spencer Campbell at 562-437-8555 ext. 224