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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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DIVER DAVE IS THE BEST EVER!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Fremont, California
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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Very happy, he was knowledgable and surprisingly helpful. He set up our gear without asking which was different than what we were used to. Dave was a great guide and showed us lobster, octopus, sea lions, nudibranchi, tons of fish, and eels. Pleased with the visibility and awesome warm water for November! Dave- you were a great guide, thanks!!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I dove with Dave as our guide this past Sunday. We weren't experienced in cold water diving, and Dave gave us a thorough explanation of all of nuances we needed to know. He was very patient and helpful throughout the dive. When my wife needed extra assistance with buoyancy, he was very helpful in getting her where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My husband and I dove with Dave on Thursday. It was our first experience in waters colder than the Caribbean/Bahamas where we are accustomed to diving. Dave assembled all our gear quickly, he briefed us on what to expect with 7ml. suits which is very very different than the 3 ml we have used previously. The diving was wonderful, there... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Dan Flores took us out on a magnificent dive yesterday. We had both dived before, but are not certified. My previous experience was rough - I had been with a dive master in Australia who wouldn't let me take the time to equalize and I suffered with ear pain for two weeks. I conveyed this to Dan and wasn't sure... More 

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