Springtime Cleaning

More than 50 volunteer certified scuba divers and 30 landside volunteers helped remove more than 3,000 pounds of trash during the spring Dana Point Harbor Underwater Cleanup, May 9. Volunteers eradicated trash and debris from the bottom of the harbor at Dana West Marina’s D-dock.

Prizes were awarded with the grand prize going to divers who found a tandem pink kayak in the Most Unusual Find category. Other winners include: 

Most Hazardous Find: transmission 

Most Humorous Find: toy T-Rex

Whale of a find: large, heavy ballast

Wheel Good Find: half of a bed frame

Most Challenging Find: large net tangled with rebar and other items

Most Intoxicating Find: unopened bottle of wine

Other notable items found included dock carts, umbrellas, a swamp cooler, TV/VCR combo, marine toilet, glass mirrors, tools and a message in a bottle.

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