We had a a fun weekend of free diving on April 12 at Van Damme State Beach. Participants booked their own campsites or stayed in nearby B&Bs and we met up at the Van Damme beach on Saturday morning. We dove in the mornings, had a leisurely afternoon and began preparing the abalone for our potluck feast on Saturday evening. Visibility was 20-25 ft which made searching for the abalone much easier! We could spot the ledges and rocks from the surface, and then dive down to choose the best abalone. Campfires, silly games, and lots of food and fun! We plan to do it again! Watch this site for future dates.