3Rs - La Jolla

Rocks Rips & Reefs (3Rs) is back! 3Rs is an in-water education and site orientation program for divers and snorkelers. IT'S FREE! Participants are briefed on the interaction of surf, swell, and tides on underwater rocks and reefs, and then enter the water and tour popular dive sites with experienced instructors. The Cove is my favorite place to snorkel so I'll be here a lot this summer - if you'll be joining me, I highly suggest you come to this so you can maximize enjoyment and swim safely!

Participants learn how to:

  1. Identify underwater rocks and reefs by observing water movement and surf

  2. Take advantage of the ocean’s natural wave motion

  3. Spot safe places to enter and exit

  4. Avoid places hazardous to divers and snorkelers

  5. Encounter rip and long shore currents

  6. Use tides to plan dives

Who can attend?

The 3Rs is free and open to the public; donations are gladly accepted and are only used to keep this program operating. Snorkelers welcome! SCUBA Certification is not required, but swimming experience is recommended. Participants must sign a liability waiver as part of registration. Participants aged 17 or less must have the waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

What to bring

Bring a mask, fins, and snorkel. A full wetsuit and gloves are strongly recommended for warmth and protection from scrapes. Spring suits are OK. Weights are discouraged unless you are a strong swimmer or your wetsuit is extremely buoyant. Scuba gear (regulator, BC, tank, etc.) is not used during the 3Rs.

If you have not been diving or snorkeling recently, please check your gear before you arrive.

When are the 3Rs?

For all dates below, registration will be at 8:00am. Mandatory briefing starts at 8:15am, enter the water 8:30 am. Meet on the La Jolla Cove steps (1150 Coast Blvd.).

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope this event will be up again soon because I can't make it tomorrow.

    June 13, 2013

    • Michael W.

      Thanks for the tip Susie, that's important to know. OK, how about we make it for June 29th. Call me and we can make the arrangements. Nicole, Rob, anybody else?[masked]

      June 15, 2013

    • Henry

      For those interested... I will be at the 3r's on jul 13 (and probably the rest as well). let me know if you are interested in joining

      July 7, 2013

  • Evan

    I can't believe this was offered to the public for free. I can't wait to go snorkeling with the Leopard sharks now.

    June 16, 2013

  • Susie

    For those who haven't meet me, I'll be wearing a pink rash guard.

    June 15, 2013

  • Rob

    I'm not sure if I'll make it in the morning, but let me know if you all do something afterwards. I'd also be interested in doing this another time/location if others want to.

    June 15, 2013

  • Rolla

    Hi Susie,
    I have a wetsuit, snorkel, and mask just no fins. Can I get away with that? I just dont have the time today to rent or buy them.

    June 14, 2013

    • Susie

      No, you need fins. There's no way you'll be able to keep up without them. :(

      June 14, 2013

  • Nicole

    Play It Again Sports has used wetsuits and gear for sale. They had snorkels too, but wasn't impressed with that as none of the snorkels matched the masks.

    June 14, 2013

  • Michael W.

    I have a Billabong, 302 "The Solution" "Gold Zipperless" in very good condition (size WST10) that I will sell for $150. New it sells for - $274

    June 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      What's wst10?

      June 14, 2013

    • Michael W.

      That's what the tag reads at the collar. It is a medium size. Best fits a man 5'10" or less and about medium build. I got into it (6', 200lbs) but it was too tight on me. It's a nice suit if you want to check it out.

      June 14, 2013

  • John

    Susie, I have the gear except the gloves. Do You have gloves and do you think they're necessary?

    June 10, 2013

    • Susie

      I have gloves for diving, so I wear them all the time - our water isn't exactly warm, even in summer. You can rent any gear you may need in La Jolla, just Google it. :)

      June 10, 2013

  • Michael W.

    Have to cancel. Gotta catch a train at 9:00am to Ventura to see my dad for the weekend.

    June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think I can find my old gears.

    June 7, 2013

  • Cheri E.

    Do we need to contact them to reserve a spot or Susie are you handling that?

    May 13, 2013

    • Susie

      To my knowledge, you don't have to reserve a spot.

      May 13, 2013

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