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Event Date Sat, February 26, 2011
Event Location Avalon Harbor, Catalina Island, CA
Contact Information Kathy Perriman | More Info

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The 30th Annual Avalon Underwater Cleanup will be held on February 26, 2011. Online registrations begin on December 1, 2010.

The Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup is an annual dive event held at Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island on the Saturday following President’s Day in February. 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 in the Harbor. Over the years, this event has grown to become one of the most publicized and popular dive events in Southern California. Many think it’s the largest dive event in the world.

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 Island. Last year we had over 500 divers who had a great time retrieving trash and lost items 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.