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Address: 1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: +1 310-510-8558
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Diving Catalina is your gateway to underwater diving adventure in the...

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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No better way to discover the beauty of Catalina!

Diver Dave went above and beyond for us! As we are inexperienced divers, he was patient and informative. He was very safety-conscious and provided excellent equipment included in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Heather H
Houston, Texas

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Diver Dave went above and beyond for us! As we are inexperienced divers, he was patient and informative. He was very safety-conscious and provided excellent equipment included in the dive cost. He made sure to point out exciting marine life. Scuba diving on Catalina was the highlight of our trip. I highly recommend Diving Catalina! Thank you Dave, and best... More 

Thank Heather H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't say enough good things about diver Dave which I have come to call him. My wife and I had our very first scuba dive with Dave a few years back and we became hooked. He is very professional and makes sure of your comfort at every stage. We dove with Dave again at the park this summer and what... More 

Thank Mike A
Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I booked a dive with David for a sunny Friday in November. We couldn't have made a better choice. We are relatively new divers, still refining our skills, so having a dive master like David, who is a natural teacher, made our first experience diving Catalina a real treat. We dove the dive park adjacent to the... More 

Thank DHormann
Smyrna, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Yes - you need to book with Diving Catalina!!! Very good tour and got to pet a 250-300lb Giant Black Sea Bass! We upgraded to the Propulsion Vehicle. First time doing that and we felt like we were James Bond under water. Very, very nice and Dave, the guide, is wonderful. He will take his time with you and you... More 

Thank ekcpeterson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spend a day in Catalina and planned on diving. Scheduled the dive with Diving Catalina based on the reviews. The dive was great. Pre dive instructions, planning, all details taken care of. Excellent job.

Thank YellowCrocs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

First Diving Catalina was the only diving company that replied to me when trying to book at guided dive from the UK. Dave was very helpful over email and answered all my questions. When we arrived for the dive Andy was our guide and he was amazing. He set up everything and was a great at explaining everything and made... More 

Thank Jamie G
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I was the only diver in our travel group so I did a private dive tour of the underwater park on Catalina island. Andy too care of everything, I used their gear and felt well taken care of. Saw 5 giant sea bass, a trip highlight.

Thank Donna E
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We did a dive with Andy last Saturday and the whole experience was awesome. Setting up the equipment, telling us the dive plan, he checks on you a lot while he's leading and pointed out lots of cool stuff. Can't wait to go back again, it's a great day trip from Los Angeles and the water is so clear!

Thank lewoodsy
Hermosa Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Rented a full set-up for 3 dives off of the coast of Catalina. We first dove to the ship wreck on the south side of the park. Depth was 90ft and you go through a kelp bed to get there. Great diving....visability was about 60ft. Lots of fish including sea bass, calico bass, and garibaldi. Everyone at the dive shop... More 

Thank TravelingFromHermosa
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We rented some of Dave's equipment, and everything was in good shape and the process was very easy. Dave and his employees were very nice and knowledgeable and helped us make sure we had all the information we needed to have a great time snorkeling! Check in and equipment return was quick and easy!

Thank rhedayati

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