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Address: 1 Casino Way, Casino Point Underwater Park, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: +1 310-510-8558
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Catalina Snorkel & Scuba is your gateway to underwater diving...

Catalina Snorkel & Scuba 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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Otherworldly underwater adventure

I booked with Diving Catalina specifically because I had always wanted to try a Diver Propulsion Vehicle. I highly recommend anyone else diving with them to do the same! A DPV... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked with Diving Catalina specifically because I had always wanted to try a Diver Propulsion Vehicle. I highly recommend anyone else diving with them to do the same! A DPV will allow you to whiz around and cover more than double the area you'd be able to see on a typical dive (e.g. seal lions! kelp forest!) which will... More 

Thank savoirfaire888
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In July, we went over to Catalina Island for a diving excursion weekend. Dave was absolutely amazing. His training technique made us all feel safe and comfortable in 50 ft depth. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Thank ttyler4
Huntington Beach, California
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked two shore dives from Avalon Dive park and the experience Dave provided was impeccable. It has been a while since we dove and Dave put all the equipment together and gave us refresher points. Was a wonderful experience and would love to dive with him again. I even dropped my fin in the water and he dove for it... More 

Thank Charles C
Syracuse, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Dave was our dive master and he did a great job showing us a ship wreck, small sharks, octopuses and a kelp forest. I had not dove for about two years and Dave was really good at making sure we were all ok! I would highly recommend him. The water was also very clear and warm! Dave gave us the... More 

1 Thank nfriedri
Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The snorkeling trip was a first for my 11 year old daughter so she had a great time. As for adults...not so much. The wet suits, masks and snorkels for rent had seen better days. The mask leaked and the wet suits were pretty much shredded and way too big. There was minimal instructions for first timers and we went... More 

1 Thank David B
La Mesa, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My sons, 12 and 16, had never done a dive before and I am PADI certified. Dave did a fantastic job of explaining the dive to the kids. My son has a very large in-step and Dave took the time to look for equipment that fit us all well. Once in the water, he took us around the dive park... More 

2 Thank Scott L
San Diego, California, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Dave was so amazing. I felt comfortable and confident with him as the dive lead. We spotted 2 eels, a ton of fish , a star fish and four 200-300 pound black sea bass! It was an epic dive!

2 Thank Leilainia Y
Ogden, Utah
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Dave was FANTASTIC! He made our first dive in the cold water of California great! He did a great job of explaining the dive plan and was very helpful in setting up the equipment. We saw a ton of cool fish and even a ray and 2 giant black sea bass. We will definitely dive with Dave again when we... More 

Thank Fritz1637
Fremont, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Just completed my Open Water SCUBA Diver certification and couldn't have done it without Dave. Very patient and absolutely committed to getting a person certified even if it means extra time. Cannot recommend highly enough!

1 Thank Alysmouse
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My girlfriend and I went diving with Diver Dave and you cannot ask for a better guide and teacher than him. He taught us everything we needed to know. He made us feel safe, comfortable and showed us some of the best underwater wildlife I have ever seen! If you want an amazing experience diving or snorkeling this is the... More 

1 Thank Gregg Allan N

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