Rocks, Rips & Reefs - San Diego 2001

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Posted by shark-92107 on April 03, 2001 at 19:49:41:

The San Diego Council of Divers and the San Diego City Lifeguard Service are proud to present the Rocks, Rips and Reefs program (3R's) for 2001. 3R's is an in-water education and site orientation program for divers and snorkelers. After a quick briefing on the interaction of surf, swell, and tides on underwater rocks and reefs, participants enter the water and tour popular dive sites with local lifeguards.

Participants learn how to:
• Identify underwater rocks and reefs by observing water movement and surf
• Take advantage of the ocean's natural wave motion
• Spot safe places to enter and exit
• Avoid places hazardous to divers and snorkelers
• Encounter rip and longshore currents
• Use tides to plan dives

Participants wear their normal wetsuit, mask, fins, and snorkel, but no more than HALF of their normal diving weights. Regulators, BC's, and tanks are not used during the program.

SCUBA certification is not required! Snorkelers welcome! 3R's is a great way for newer divers to learn more about the ocean and for experienced divers to explore new dive sites.

Register on site Saturday at 8:00 am, then suit up. Briefing at 8:15 am, in the water PROMPTLY at 8:30 am. Sessions end about 10:00 am. All diving is subject to weather and surf.

May 19, 2001 at 8:00 am
Hospital Point, sponsored by Bottom Bunch
Meet at 400 Coast Blvd. (south of Cuvier)

June 9, 2001 at 8:00 am
La Jolla Caves (The Clam / Goldfish Point), sponsored by Dive Animals
Meet at 1325 Coast Blvd. (old Shell Shop)

June 23, 2001 at 8:00 am
Shell Beach (Seal Rock), sponsored by Sport Chalet Dive Club
Meet at 1000 Coast Blvd. (Ocean St.)

July 7, 2001 at 8:00 am
North Bird Rock, sponsored by Sport Chalet Dive Club
Meet at 6000 Camino de la Costa

August 4, 2001 at 8:00 am
Marine Room, sponsored by Bottom Bunch
Meet at corner of Spindrift and Roseland.

August 25, 2001 at 8:00 am
Alligator Head (La Jolla Cove), sponsored by Sea Dogs
Meet at 1150 Coast Blvd. (La Jolla Cove steps)

September 8, 2001 at 8:00 am
South Casa (Children's Pool), sponsored by Dive Animals
Meet at Children’s Pool lifeguard station

The 3R’s message center has schedules, directions, and additional information, including weather cancellations. E-mail list members receive reminders a few days before each session as well as cancellation notices. For more information:

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