What is Rocks, Rips, & Reefs? The 3Rs is an education and safety program for Divers and experienced Snorkelers and Swimmers. Participants learn about various dives sites to get a better understanding of the underwater features and how tides and conditions may affect them and is beneficial to both the new Diver and experienced veterans.

The program includes an in-water tour of each site led by experienced instructors so participants can experience first-hand how to safely enter and exit sites, how to recognize hazards and how to etter handle themselves in emergency situations. The events are a lot of fun, a little bit adventurous, and a great opportunity to learn about various dive sites. Most importantly, the experience will help you be a better and safer diver no matter where you go.

To see more about the San Diego Council of Divers and the Rocks, Rips, & Reefs Program, please view the following video.

Also check out videos of previous 3Rs by clicking on the following links.

Sample video experience of Sunset Cliffs
And we also did the La Jolla Caves site and: Marine St. on Aug 8th

2019 Schedule of Events

Boomer/La Jolla CoveSaturday, June 1st, 2019 8:00am
1150 Coast Blvd. La Jolla 92037 (meet on the grass behind the restrooms)
Session Hosts: San Diego Freedivers

North Bird Rock Saturday June 15th, 2019 8:00am
Meet at 6000 Camino de la Costa, La Jolla 92037
Session Host: Hammerheads / House of Scuba Dive Shop

Hospital PointSaturday June 29th, 2019 8:00am
350 Coast Blvd., La Jolla 92037 (where Coast and South Coast Blvd. cross)
Session Host: San Diego Sea Dogs

Shell BeachSaturday July 13th, 2019 8:00am
Meet at 1000 Coast Blvd. La Jolla 92037 (nearest cross street - Ocean St.) Top of the stairs
Session Host:Bottom Bunch Dive Club

Goldfish Point (La Jolla Caves)Saturday July 27th, 2019 8:00am
Meet at 1325 Coast Blvd. La Jolla 92037 (meet in the cave store parking area)
Session Host: Dive Animals Scuba Club

Sunset CliffsSaturday, August 10th, 2019 8:00am
1250 block of Sunset Cliffs Blvd., San Diego 92107
parking lot between Adair and Osprey Street)
Session Host: San Diego Divers

Marine Street Saturday August 24th, 2019 8:00am
Meet at 300 Marine Street La Jolla 92037
Session Host: Beyond Land Adventures

Children's Pool / S. Casa BeachSaturday September 7th, 2019 8:00am
800 Coast Blvd., La Jolla 92037 (above stairs to South Casa Beach)
Session Host: San Diego Dive Club

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. All events are on Saturdays and begin with registration and sign in at 8:00am followed by an orientation and safety briefing. The events last approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Participants must register and complete a libaility waiver form. Participants must complete a registration and sign liability waiver forms for the Council of Divers. 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.

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