Rocks, Rips and Reefs is a free program for divers and experienced snorkelers and swimmers.  Participants learn about various rock and reef dive sites to get a better understanding of how the underwater features, tides and conditions may affect them.

Find the 2017 3Rs schedule below..
Sample video experience of South Casa & Children's Pool or Sunset Cliffs
And we also did the La Jolla Caves site and: Marine St. on Aug 8th

Orientation is followed up by a swimming tour led by experienced instructors to practice safe entries and exits, experience the rip currents and wave action, and practice how to handle emergency situations.  And we have a lot of fun swimming around various rock and reef structures and places where most people don’t normally get a chance to.

The 3Rs is a great way for both newer and experienced divers to learn more about the ocean and explore new dive sites and well as learn about the unique features and history of many popular sites

At the 3Rs participants will learn to:

The 3Rs is free and open to the public.  SCUBA certification is not required and experienced Snorkelers and Swimmers are welcome.  Being a strong swimmer is advised.  Participants must complete a registration and sign liability waiver forms for the Council of Divers and our sponsor, the San Diego Dive Club.  Participants under 18 must have the waivers signed by a parent or legal guardian.  For your convenience, these forms may be downloaded here to be filled out and brought to the event.


What to bring:
Bring a mask, fins, and snorkel. A full wetsuit and gloves are strongly recommended for warmth and protection.  Weights are discouraged unless you are a strong swimmer or your wetsuit is extremely buoyant. Scuba gear (regulators, BCs, tanks, etc.) is not used during the 3Rs. Please check your gear before you arrive to be sure it is in good condition.

The events are provided for free and led by volunteers so donations are gladly accepted and are used only for the purposes of this program.  See the donation link below if you would like to contribute to the program.  Each event is hosted and refreshments are provided by a local Dive Club.

All events are on Saturdays and begin with sign-in and registration at 8:00am.  A mandatory safety briefing is given prior to entering the water and the program lasts approximately 2 hours. 

2017 Schedule of Events

Boomer/La Jolla CoveSaturday, June 10th, 2017
1150 Coast Blvd. La Jolla 92037 (meet on the grass behind the restrooms)
Session Hosts: Bottom Bunch Dive Club & La Jolla Cove Swim Club

North Bird RockSaturday June 24th, 2017
Meet at 6000 Camino de la Costa, La Jolla 92037
Session Host: Blue Ocean Dive Club

Goldfish Point (La Jolla Caves) Saturday July 8th, 2017
Meet at 1325 Coast Blvd. La Jolla 92037 (meet in the cave store parking area)
Session Host: Dive Animals Scuba Club

Marine StreetSaturday July 22nd, 2017
Meet at 300 Marine Street La Jolla 92037
Session Host: San Diego Hammerheads

Hospital Point Saturday August 5th, 2017
350 Coast Blvd., La Jolla 92037 (where Coast and South Coast Blvd. cross)
Session Host: San Diego Sea Dogs

Shell Beach Saturday August 19th, 2017
Meet at 1000 Coast Blvd. La Jolla 92037 (nearest cross street - Ocean St.) Top of the stairs
Session Host: TBD

Sunset Cliffs Saturday, September 9th, 2017
1250 block of Sunset Cliffs Blvd., San Diego 92107
parking lot between Adair and Osprey Street)
Session Host: San Diego Rainbow Scuba Club

Children's Pool / S. Casa BeachSaturday September 16th, 2017
800 Coast Blvd., La Jolla 92037 (above stairs to South Casa Beach)
Session Host: San Diego Dive Club

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