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Belmont Pier, Dive Against Debris December 21, 2013

Long Beach, United States

On Saturday, December 21st at 7:30am by the Belmont Pier we’re going to clean up the water. Want more details? Here you go:

Long Beach is the Aquatic Capital of America and when you look at the busyness of the port and the beauty of the beaches it isn’t hard to see why. However, what is hard to see is what lies beneath the water, and what lies beneath is not as beautiful. Our ocean floor is littered with debris and as a dive community we want to do something about it, so Deep Blue Scuba & Swim Center will be holding our next bi-monthly cleanup at 7:30am on December 21st. Since our first Underwater Cleanup in September of 2012 we have held numerous smaller cleanups – removing over 150 pounds of debris in total (including 113 plastic bags, 75 drinking straws, and 138 food wrappers for example) from Long Beach’s waters.

Questions can be addressed to or by calling us at 562.434.1604.Come join us by the Belmont Pier (east side) in Long Beach. At 7:30am we’ll have our mandatory safety briefing – immediately getting in the water afterwards. If you are not interested (or not yet certified) in diving, you are more than welcome to join our crew picking debris off the beach. We will have bags, but feel free to bring your own. All divers will need to come with gear ready to dive. On the 20th, divers can rent gear (free for this event), but it is first come, first serve and we regularly run out at these cleanups.

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