​Newport Harbor Underwater Clean-up

Help Your Harbor


We will be deploying SCUBA and above water volunteers both at the Balboa Bay Club Docks and in Duffy electric boats to various locations throughout the harbor. Above water help is needed for diver assist, communications, Project Aware data cards, unique item collection, etc. If you have special skills and want to take on a bigger role as a team captain, please contact us at info@NHUnderwaterCleanup.com.

Please bring reusable water bottle as there will be filling stations at the club.

2019 Tenative Schedule of events:

5:30 AM – 7:00 AM: Set Up – Some Volunteers needed.
7:00 AM: Volunteers  Registration/Sign In. Divers Set Up. Breakfast provided.
7:30 AM: Duffy Skippers report to Duffy Rental Location
8:00 AM: Safety Meeting for all Divers at Stage – Mandatory -Diver Photo
9:00 AM: Divers Deployed at BBC and Remote Locations
9:00–11:00 AM: Trash removal, divers surfacing at various times. Trash displayed and categorized on tarps.
11:00–11:30: Divers rinse off, clean up gear, etc.
11:30–2:00 PM: Lunch provided. After-party. T-Shirts, Prizes. Don Ross Band. Exhibitor Booths
12:30 PM: All volunteers photo
1:00 PM: Raffle Grand Prize Drawing
2:00: Event ends
2:00 – 3:00 PM: Clean-Up – Some Volunteers Needed

Divers must bring their own gloves and cutting tool. Wearing gloves will be mandatory for all scuba divers. Divers should bring mats and will be setting up on event lawn or beach. Shower for rinse off available at the beach.

Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach
1221 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Dock carts with runners will be available on a limited basis at the valet and on-site self-parking. There will be volunteer runners ferrying carts back and forth to assist divers with their gear. Blue lines indicate walkways to access the registration table to check in for all volunteers. Divers will then proceed to event lawn or beach for set-up and above water volunteers proceed to volunteer table for their assignments.

​There will be two mandatory safety briefings at the main stage for all divers, volunteer team captains and Duffy skippers. 

The first for Duffy teams that will be at 8:00am and then for Balboa Bay Club dock divers at 8:30am.

Divers are in the water from approximately 9:00am to 11:00am.