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Diver Etiquette in Laguna Beach
  Diving in Laguna Beach is not a right, it's a privilege. The city has full control over their beaches and the city council listens to the local residents. If the local residents complain about divers the beaches could be closed to diving! Beware, it has happened in other beach cities. Common problems are divers dumping their gear on the streets and sidewalks, obstructing traffic and pedestrians and parking in the residents driveway's. Of particular note is noise! Don't be loud, show some respect! Do you have any idea how loud and annoying it is to listen to dust caps being blown off by "cracking" your tank valve! If you see someone making a mistake and you don't help to educate them, you just might loose your diving privileges in Laguna Beach forever. Below is the Laguna Beach diver etiquette rules that are posted at many beaches.
Diver Etiquette in Laguna Beach
  • Keep noise to a minimum, especially in the early morning and evening hours.
  • Enter and exit in sand beach areas; not over rocky points.
  • Prevent clutter - Keep unused diving equipment in your vehicle.
  • Be courteous when using night diving lights.
  • Be discrete when you dress and undress.
  • Loading and unloading of equipment is prohibited in no-parking zones.
  • Do not unload your equipment into the street.
  • Do not block sidewalks, driveways or stairways with diving equipment.
  • Use appropriate equipment when diving.
  • Follow the directions of city lifeguards; They are there for your safety.
  • Dive away from smaller coves and beaches, whenever possible.
By following these rules you will be doing your part in helping to keep Laguna Beach open to diving.
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