Power Scuba Hosts Third Annual San Diego Bay Underwater Cleanup

 
SAN DIEGO - Sept. 30, 2016 - PRLog -- In partnership with the Port of San Diego and corporate sponsors The Control Group and BAE Systems, Power Scuba will host its third annual San Diego Bay Underwater Cleanup on October 15th. Although diving in San Diego Bay is normally forbidden, this event affords volunteer divers the unique opportunity to dive beneath many of San Diego's iconic and historical waterfront sites while they remove garbage from the bay. Among the aquatic monuments to be dove around are the USS Midway, the Star of India, the Soviet B-39 attack submarine, and Tuna Harbor.

The cleanup is open to the public, and all ecologically-minded divers and non-divers alike are encouraged to attend. Interested volunteers can obtain event details at Power Scuba's underwater cleanup event page: https://www.meetup.com/Scuba-Diving-San-Diego/events/232450626/.

Port Commissioner Marshall Merrifield will be speaking at the event.

San Diego Bay stretches 12 miles, making it the third-largest natural bay on California's coastline. It supports cargo shipping, cruise ship and naval activity, and recreational boating. It's also home to the San Diego Maritime Museum's 10 museum ships, as well as numerous endangered plant and animal species. The bay's size and extensive use create unique challenges in terms of pollution, and Power Scuba is honored to help clean up this stretch of shoreline.

Over 100 volunteers attended last year's underwater cleanup. In previous cleanups, volunteers have removed a number of notable items from San Diego Bay, including sports equipment, a crib, BB gun, shopping carts, a laptop computer, bullets, and car parts. Councilmember Todd Gloria has commended Power Scuba and Bay Cleanup event sponsors for their joint efforts "to help beautify and preserve our underwater ecosystem." Power Scuba anticipates even greater success at the 3rd annual cleanup.


About Power Scuba

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 will educate the community, through outreach and programs, about the local underwater ecosystem, which desperately needs our help. The corporation will provide a means by which divers can be more active in scuba activities while they also become attuned to the plight the ocean currently faces. Certified divers can learn more about Power Scuba's missions and events by visiting www.powerscuba.org.

About BAE Systems

BAE Systems (San Diego Ship Repair) is a leading non-nuclear ship repair, modernization, conversion and overhaul company, providing services mainly to Navy vessels, including cruisers (CGs), Navy destroyers (DDGs), LPDs and LSDs.

San Diego Ship Repair is proud to be a part of an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced defense and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea and in space.

About The Control Group

Founded in 2011, The Control Group is one of the fastest-growing technology companies headquartered in San Diego. Their expertise is in web development and internet marketing. The company is the developer of InstantCheckmate.com, one of the top people search engines in the world and NextGen Leads, an extremely high quality insurance leads platform focused on streamlining lead acquisition. Because the company is already profitable, it has been able to develop a company culture that is shaking up the Technology Sector. Core to the company culture is its reach into the community to make a positive impact by volunteering, supporting, and getting involved in numerous important causes.

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