Rocks, Rips & Reefs in San Diego (2003)

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Posted by SDCOD on May 01, 2003 at 09:41:24:

The San Diego Council of Divers and the San Diego City Lifeguard Service are proud to present the 2003 Rocks, Rips & Reefs program (3R's). 3R's is an in-water education and site orientation program for divers and snorkelers. Participants are briefed on the interaction of surf, swell, and tides on underwater rocks and reefs, then 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

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.

Bring a mask, fins, and snorkel. The ocean is cool, so a wetsuit is strongly recommended. Weights are unnecessary. Scuba gear (regulator, BC, tank) is not used during the program.

3Rs is free. Participants must sign a liability waiver.

All diving is subject to weather and surf, so be sure you check for last minute cancellations. The San Diego City Lifeguard Service has recorded surf and beach conditions and last-minute schedule changes: (619) 221-8824

Register on site at 8:00 am, then suit up. The briefing starts at 8:15 am, and were in the water at 8:30 am. Sessions end about 10:00 am.

May 31, 2003
La Jolla Cove
1150 Coast Blvd. (La Jolla Cove steps)
Session host - Bottom Bunch Dive Club

June 21, 2003
South Casa Cove
Coast Blvd. at Jenner St.
Session host - San Diego Dive Club

July 12, 2003
Shell Beach (Seal Rock)
1000 Coast Blvd. (Ocean St.)
Session host - Nautilus Dive Club

July 26, 2003
North Bird Rock
6000 Camino de la Costa
Session host - San Diego Freedivers

August 9, 2003
Marine Street
300 Marine Street
Session host - Nautilus Dive Club

August 23, 2003
Goldfish Point (La Jolla Caves)
1325 Coast Blvd. (old Shell Shop)
Session host - Dive Animals Scuba Club

September 13, 2003
Hospital Point
400 Coast Blvd (south of Cuvier)
Session host - San Diego Sea Dogs

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