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36th Annual Avalon Underwater Cleanup

When: Feb 25, 2017
7:00 am
Where: Avalon, Catalina

USC’s Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber and Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies–Catalina Conservation Divers are proud to host Catalina Island’s 35th Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup, one of the largest annual dive events in Southern California. The event began in the 1970s in an effort to cleanup Avalon Harbor, and this event is the only time diving is permitted in the Harbor.

Southern California divers have made the Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup one of their premier social events of the year. Divers retrieve trash and lost items from Avalon Harbor, and revel in the warm friendly atmosphere of Catalina Island. Last year, approximately 500 participants recovered 2,940 pounds of trash. Proceeds from the event will benefit USC’s Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber and Wrigley Institute Scientific Diving Program.


Register online at, code: 35thCleanup

Non-Divers: $25


$45 Early registration through January 3rd
$55 January 4th – February 16th
$65 Day-of Registration at Wrigley Stage

Each diver must bring the following completed forms to check-in.

2016 Dive Locations (Map Here)
  • Casino Landing
  • Step Beach
  • Green Pier
  • Lover’s Cove 
Schedule of Events
7:00-9:00 AM   Check-in for Pre-registered Divers (Dive Locations)
7:00-9:00 AM   Day-of Registration (Wrigley Stage)
9:00 AM   Dive Master/Diver Orientations (Dive Locations)
9:30-11:00 AM   Divers in Water (Dive Locations)
11:00 AM   All Divers Out of Water (MANDATORY)
1:00 PM   Door Prize Drawing (Wrigley Stage)
1:00-3:00 PM   Award Ceremony and Wine Sampling (Wrigley Stage)


2016 Sponsors

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. 

Have your company logo displayed on the WIES-CCD website, and for greater exposure. Send us your support response early and get your logo up on the web page soon!

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
Scuba Luv
126 Catalina Ave.
Avalon, CA 90704

Download the Sponsor Form here (PDF)

For more information, email

2016 Volunteers

Sign up to volunteer for the 35th Annual Avalon Underwater Cleanup. Various roles from calling sponsors to event day help are sought! For more information, email



Email or contact the USC Hyperbaric Chamber at (310) 510-4020.