Wateree Dive Center has been celebrating 40 years of business with three Clean the Lake events on Lake Murray.

The business had a goal of cleaning up at least 40 pounds of trash at each event. The first gathered 100 pounds the second 80 pounds, and the third is scheduled for September 17.

Forty years ago, Wateree Dive Center opened its doors for business, and has offered many classes allowing countless numbers of people to be able to say, “I am a certified Open Water Diver.”

All certified divers are welcome to join the clean-up. The September 17 event will be meet at the Irmo side of the dam at 10 am to dive, followed by lunch and an afternoon of fellowship with the area diving family.

For those that are not certified, but would still like to come out and help, snorkeling teams are welcome as well.

For more information contact Wateree Dive Center at 803-731-9344, facebook.com/watereescuba.