Power Scuba Cleans Port of San Diego in Massive Underwater Cleanup

Multi-organizational collaboration ensures Power Scuba cleanup will be largest to date
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SAN DIEGO - Sept. 5, 2014 - PRLog -- Furthering its commitment to marine conservation and the improvement of the underwater environment, San Diego non-profit Power Scuba will embark on its biggest underwater cleanup event yet on Saturday, September 20th in San Diego Bay. Power Scuba anticipates a turnout of well over 100 ecologically-minded volunteers desiring to give back to their community while enjoying the rare opportunity to dive beneath some of the city’s most prominent waterfront sites. The stretch of harbor to be cleaned is home to, among other sites, the iconic USS Midway and the historic vessels comprising the San Diego Maritime Museum’s collection: Star of India, Californian, Medea, H.M.S Surprise, USS Dolphin, and the Soviet B-39 attack submarine.

Power Scuba has partnered with The Port of San Diego and obtained financial sponsorship by San Diego software startup The Control Group, whose Little Italy office windows overlook the stretch of bay that is being cleaned. Volunteers from The Control Group will act as surface support and perform topside cleanup as Power Scuba divers remove garbage underwater. Additionally, local non-profit H2O Patrol will provide water support via standup paddleboards and kayaks.

In anticipation of silty underwater conditions that can quickly reduce visibility to low levels, each Power Scuba dive team will have location supervisors tasked with ensuring diver safety. Power Scuba demonstrates a commitment to safe diving practices by encouraging continuing education and hosting regular rescue training simulations with the San Diego Lifeguards.

In past underwater cleanups, Power Scuba volunteers have found a wide variety of trash items, including cigarette butts, bottles, cans, golf balls, plastic bags, and even fireworks, luggage, and skateboards.

Power Scuba is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to ocean stewardship and the preservation of our underwater environment. Comprised primarily of scuba divers, Power Scuba educates the community, through outreach and programs, about the local underwater ecosystem, which desperately needs our help. The corporation provides a means by which divers can be more active in scuba activities while they also become attuned to the plight the ocean currently faces. Learn more about Power Scuba’s mission and events by visiting http://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego.

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