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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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Description: Catalina Snorkel & Scuba is your gateway to underwater diving adventure in...
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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A Fantastic Dive!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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La Mesa, California

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Los Angeles, California
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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 

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La Mesa, California
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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 

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San Diego, California, United States
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3 reviews
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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!

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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 

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Fremont, California
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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!

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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 

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Dave and Dan were fabulous! Some of us were a little nervous, but they did and excellent job of helping us all feel comfortable. Dave held my teenage daughter's hand the entire time so she wasn't scared. For an introductory dive, these guys were really great!

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Dave is the best of the best, I haven't been diving in over 25 years, so I needed a refresher course. He is the man to see. I went to the island and he supplied me with all equipment, wet suits and all. He did a safety and review check before and after. We went for our dive and I... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My husband and I dove with Dave over Thanksgiving weekend. He is a fantastic instructor and guide. The visibility of the dive park was incredible and we saw a ton of marine life - even a shipwreck! At the end of our dive, Dave mentioned that we could borrow the wetsuits for the remainder of the weekend for snorkeling since... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I'm relatively new to diving and was having trouble with my buoyancy. I kept popping up to the surface. After a brief discussion prior to the dive, and some pointers on the proper use of my BCD once we were on the bottom, the buoyancy problem was solved and really enjoyed the rest of my dive. Not only is a... More 

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