Rips, Rocks, and Reefs, Los Angeles, May 10th, Leo Carillo Beach, the first place to look for a dive instructor

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Posted by Eric Frasco on May 05, 2003 at 11:00:43:


Want to learn Beach Diving the safe way?

The Greater Los Angeles Council of Divers (GLACD), in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Underwater Instructors Association, will hold the first Rips, Rocks, and Reefs (3Rs) of 2003 on Saturday, May 10th at Leo Carillo State Beach. This is located at Thomas Bros. Maps Page 625, grid G6. If you don't have a Thomas Guide, here are the directions: Take PCH north out of Malibu towards Ventura. Just before the Ventura/L.A. county line is Leo Carillo State Beach. If weather looks bad, pull over to the side of the road in the free parking area and check conditions. We won't go in if weather is bad. If weather is good, we will meet inside the parking lot in the parking area north of the highway.

You will have to pay a fee to enter the parking lot, but there will be outhouses and the parking lot is somewhat sheltered from onshore winds. There are shower facilities on the beach side of the freeway so you should be able to rinse off afterwards. However, sometimes the showers are not working so you may want to bring some rinse water just in case.

Arrive between 7:30 am and 8 am to register. We will start out (conditions permitting) with introductions and a site orientation which includes an underwater naturalist presentation, followed by an in-water demonstration of entries and exits, and snorkeling techniques. We will not be using tanks, regulators, or BCDs, and we recommend that you use only half the weight you normally wear for scuba.

Afterwards, we will have a potluck BBQ, so bring something to share!

More information on the 2003 GLACD 3Rs program is available at:

GLACD is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and we are asking for a tax-deductable donation of $5 to participate in this event. More information on GLACD can be found at


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