The Catalina Conservancy Divers learned recently that a breach of credit card information occurred on their website from 2004 to 2005. Unfortunately, someone at the website designer’s firm accessed credit card information from the site ( and used the information illegally. The individual has been arrested.

In 2006, CCD stopped accepting transactions on their website and began to refer participants of the Avalon Underwater Cleanup to the Conservancy’s secured website to make reservation. All transactions made on the website are fully protected and administered by, an industry leader in transactions via the web.

If you have any information relevant to the case, please contact Detective Bob Wats at 949-644-3799.