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Diving Catalina

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1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-8558
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A Great and Inexpensive Scuba Dive

We went on a weekday in Fall and there were very few people in the water. The ocean was glassy and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wavslide J
fun fun fun

Great island vibes you will love the diving here giant black sea bass being # one!!! just a short... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Seattle, Washington
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Diving Catalina is your gateway to underwater diving adventure in the waters off Catalina Island. Whether you’re looking for an afternoon of fun or a lifetime of marine experiences, our professional staff will help you and your family design a diving adventure for everyone. Catalina Snorkel and Scuba welcomes divers of all experience levels. Whether diving is like second nature to you, or the largest body of water you’ve ever been in is a public pool, you’ll feel comfortable diving and snorkeling with the pros at Catalina Snorkel and Scuba. When you make your reservation with us, you can rest assured you’re in good hands!
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  • Very good8%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“kelp forest” (11 reviews)
“dive master” (9 reviews)
“lobster” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-8558

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a weekday in Fall and there were very few people in the water. The ocean was glassy and visibility at 100'. The highlight was swimming between two big sea bass, about 4 to 5 feet long.

Thank wavslide J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great island vibes you will love the diving here giant black sea bass being # one!!! just a short trip from dana point harbor!!!

Thank LaRue727
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Snorkeling in the open ocean was such a fantastic experience. My boys loved it. You could see the people scuba diving beneath us. The instructors were knowledgeable and nearby to lend a helping hand if needed. They offered flotation devices to those who requested them....More

Thank 4Meza
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Nice dive site; the kelp is coming back and seemingly growing stronger. Easy entry/ exit. Rich marine life. Really no need for guided dives if you are an experienced diver, wish someone could have told us. You can rent tanks and weights (and probably other...More

Thank linnogmagne
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Diver Dave at Diving Catalina makes diving Catalina a memorable experience for the whole family every time we go! Dave is patient with new divers and engages them while explaining the necessary material they need to know for an intro-dive. Scuba Diving is an equipment...More

Thank Robintrips
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I booked a snorkel tour at Lovers Cove and we were really excited to see all the fish. The confirmation email tells you to be 15 minutes early, so of course we were 20 minutes early just to be sure that we...More

3  Thank kristilee123
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Dave was awesome! There were three of us diving, one certified diver doing a guided kelp forest tour and two intros. Dave took great care of us from start to finish, their prices were very reasonable, and the whole experience was one to remember for...More

Thank andyandalex
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We are regular snorkelers, and thought the power snorkel sounded amazing. The kelp forest and power snorkel were a unique and fun experience, but we were in a huge group (30+ snorkelers), 9 of which were power snorkelers, in a very small area. Told to...More

2  Thank NotNKsAnymore
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This was the first time we did snorkeling, and it was so serene and beautiful! Diving Catalina is a company that operates out of their rental trucks, but it is a good one though. They make you watch necessary safety videos and provide you the...More

Thank 240rashmi
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Just wanted to say thanks to you guys for providing such a great first time at scuba for my son Ryan yesterday. Andy was the best, very patient, positive and attentive. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience anywhere. I’ll probably return soon with...More

Thank Morgan W
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23 March 2016|
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Response from annemZ4526SA | Reviewed this property |
You can definitely snorkel on a day trip, it's really easy even for a beginner and there is a lot to see. You can do an intro to scuba tour without being certified which can also be done in a day trip but scuba is a bit more... More