2017 ROCKS, RIPS, & REEFS – 3R’S

3Rs Brochure 2017

Medical Form

2017 Schedule:

  • April 22-23, 2017 – Volunteer Staff Training and Workshop – (This is by invitation only, contact the Underwater Unit Director for more information.)
  • May 13, 2017 – Cabrillo Beach
    Start time:  7:30am
  • May 27, 2017 – Cabrillo Beach
    Start time:  7:30am
  • June 17, 2017 – Redondo Beach, Veteran’s Park
    Start time:  7:30am
  • July 15, 2017 – White Point.1
    Start time:  7:30am
  • August 12, 2017 – Point Dume
    Start time:  7:30am
    *Click on the blue beach name above for a map of our meeting location

    • **A complete gear check is required for all in-water participation. The Staff must be able to visually check the condition of all required (Full Skin )Gear. Full OCEAN Skin Gear (FOSG) 3R’s.
    • Full Skin Gear is full wetsuit (recommended 7 mil.), mask, fins, and a snorkel. We highly recommend sturdy booties with open heel fins to provide foot protection. A hood and gloves are also recommended for comfort and safety.  NOTE: A separate mask and snorkel are required (no single-unit set-ups).
    • **If you arrive after 8:00am and miss the Gear check-off you are welcome to stay for the lecture portions of the program but will not be cleared to participate for the in-water activities portion of the program.

The 3R’s (Rocks, Rips and Reefs) is  a  series of  sessions designed to  orient new and  update experienced divers to site specific shore based diving conditions and safe practices for popular local dive sites.

Conducted by certified Los Angeles County Scuba Instructors, the Rocks, Rips and Reefs sessions include a short educational overview covering the local dive site bathymetry, shore based entries and exits, certain aspects of the local marine environment, and other valuable, site-specific information.

Conditions permitting, the seminar is followed by an in-water demonstration and practice session that includes a skin diving tour of the actual dive site.


THIS IS A FREE PUBLIC SERVICE AND THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR ATTENDING ANY OF THE SESSIONS. (Participants are responsible for any parking fees at each location.)

Participants must be in good physical condition to participate in the ocean portion of each session.


*All applicants will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and must be in good in physical condition to participate with no preexisting medical conditions.  Any positive responses to the medical questionnaire will be required to be signed off by a medical doctor before participation is allowed.  If you think this applies to you or if you have any questions please email the Underwater Unit Director at to review a copy of the form at lacounderwaterunit@gmail.com.

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For additional program information and registration information please contact:

Gary Hild, Senior Lake Lifeguard, Los Angeles County Parks & Recreation Lifeguard Division

Underwater Unit Director




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