Saturday, February 6, 2016

35th Annual Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup

USC’s Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber and Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies–Catalina Conservation Divers are proud to host Catalina Island’s 35th Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup, one of the largest annual dive events in Southern California. The event began in the 1970s in an effort to cleanup Avalon Harbor, and this event is the only time diving is permitted in the Harbor.
Southern California divers have made the Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup one of their premier social events of the year. Divers retrieve trash and lost items from Avalon Harbor, and revel in the warm friendly atmosphere of Catalina Island. Last year, approximately 500 participants recovered 2,940 pounds of trash. Proceeds from the event will benefit USC’s Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber and Wrigley Institute Scientific Diving Program.

Register online at, code: 35thCleanup
Non-Divers: $25
$50 January 1st – February 13th$60 Day-of Registration at Wrigley Stage
Each diver must bring the following completed forms to check-in.

2016 Dive Locations (Map Here)
  • Casino Landing
  • Step Beach
  • Green Pier
  • Lover’s Cove

Schedule of Events
7:00-9:00 AM Check-in for Pre-registered Divers (Dive Locations)
7:00-9:00 AM Day-of Registration (Wrigley Stage)
9:00 AM Dive Master/Diver Orientations (Dive Locations)
9:30-11:00 AM Divers in Water (Dive Locations)
11:00 AM All Divers Out of Water (MANDATORY)
1:00 PM Door Prize Drawing (Wrigley Stage)
1:00-3:00 PM Award Ceremony (Wrigley Stage)

T-Shirt Design Contest
(c) Emily Phelan, 2016
35th Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup design, 2016 winner Emily Phelan
Congratulations to Emily Phelan for the winner of this year's Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup t-shirt contest.

2016 Sponsors
Each year our sponsors are a key part of the Underwater Cleanup's success! As one of the largest dive events in Southern California, your company will get direct exposure to dive clubs and individual divers attending the Cleanup. See our 2016 Sponsors!
Have your company logo displayed on the WIES-CCD website. Send us your support response early and get your logo up on the webpage soon!
Primary Sponsor –total retail value of prizes or cash donation of $750+
Major Sponsor –total retail value of prizes or cash donation of $400-$749
Participant –total retail value of prizes or cash donation of $50-$399
PRIZES should be sent via UPS, FedEx, or DHL to:
Avalon Underwater Cleanup/CCD
c/o Bob and Tina Kennedy
Scuba Luv
126 Catalina Ave.
Avalon, CA 90704
For more information, email

2016 Volunteers
Sign up to volunteer for the 35th Annual Avalon Underwater Cleanup. Various roles from calling sponsors to event day help are sought! For more information, email

Email or contact the USC Hyperbaric Chamber at (310) 510-4020.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Rejuvenate at the Island Spa Catalina

A remarkable place to relax, rejuvenate and play, Island Spa Catalina, offers the ultimate escape for the day, before and after you play. The Island Company has launched Catalina Island’s first-ever destination resort spa. Reflecting Catalina Island’s rich history and relaxed seaside vibe, Island Spa Catalina offers a variety of thoughtfully selected treatments and rejuvenating therapies with intrinsic island botanicals. Located inside the historical El Encanto building, the Spa features 15,000 square feet of indoor bliss and includes a variety of outdoor experiential spaces including luxurious lounges, a soaking pool and the vista deck.

For more information, visit the WEBSITE.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Live Karaoke at El Galleon!

When: Thursday to Sunday every week
Where: El Galleon, Catalina Island

Don't forget about the good time that roll at El Galleon from Thursday to Sunday every week. Enjoy singers from all walks of life that sing their hearts out in an attempt to entertain the masses. So drink up and enjoy the show!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

New Years Eve Deluxe Dinner at El Galleon

Looking for a good time on New Years Eve? Stop by El Galleon and join the party for party favors as well as a great dinner special. With a variety of meal options, there is something everyone can enjoy. Call today to make reservations at 310-510-1188. Dinner will be served from 6PM to 10PM, but the fun will be served all night.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

43rd Annual New Year's Eve Celebration at the Catalina Island Casino Ballroom

Plan now to attend the 43rd Annual New Year's Eve Gala, Thursday, December 31, 2015, in the world-famous Casino Ballroom. RESERVATIONS ARE NOW ON SALE!  Reservations for this year's Gala are $180.00 per person. Packages that include Gala tickets and overnight accommodations are also available - see options & booking information here. Make your reservations soon as we are anticipating the event will sell-out this year. 

Entertainment will be provided by 
The Xceptional Music Company Band, featuring ten incredible musicians who have appeared on Austin CIty Limits, The Tonight Show, the Joan Rivers show, and at the Royal Albert Hall and elsewhere and who have opened for Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Edgar Winter, Bad Company, UB40, Davy Jones of the Monkees, Peter Noone of Hermans Hermits, and others, bringing a solid hour of Big Band Music from Duke Ellington to In The Mood to Sing Sing Sing, and then the best music from the sixties till now to appeal to guests of all ages.

For more information visit the WEBSITE.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Catalina Island Holiday Home Tour

Catalina Island Holiday Home Tour
The Catalina Island Medical Center Foundation is proud to be hosting the 1st Annual HOLIDAY HOME TOUR!  This is an awesome opportunity to explore inside some of Catalina Island's most iconic homes! Come view some of the finest California home construction projects and gaze into the lives of Catalina Island's local home owners.   

The Tour will start with a Reception at the Catalina Island Yacht Club starting at 1:30 PM.

From there you will embark on a tour of 4 Catalina Island Homes as well as a Secret Hidden Wine Cave!

  • Home #1:    316 Marilla
  • Home #2:    315 Sumner
  • Home #3:    355 Descanso
  • Home #4:  345 Catalina Ave
  • Stop #5:      A Secret Wine Cave!

Date:  December 12, 2015

Time:  1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Cost Per Person:  $50

All of the proceeds goes to the Catalina Island Medical Center Foundation!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Winter Wonderland at Descanso Beach Club


Winter Wonderland at Descanso Beach Club

Friday, December 4th from 2pm to 9pm
Saturday, December 5th from 11am to 10pm
Sunday, December 6th from 11am to 3pm

Where:Descanso Beach, Catalina Island
Kick off the winter season island style! Join us as we turn Descanso Beach Club into a Winter Wonderland complete with ice skating, a bounce house, snowboarding, and a life-size snow globe! You’ll even have the chance to take a photo with Santa! Winter Wonderland has fun for the whole family.

Bring one new unwrapped toy or a bag of food with a value of $10 or more to receive 10 complimentary raffle tickets. More Info

Also, don't forget about the 22nd Annual Shop at Home Night on Saturday, December 5th from 5-9pm!