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Catalina Snorkel & Scuba

1 Casino Way, Casino Point Underwater Park, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-8558
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Ranked #10 of 60 Activities in Avalon
Type: Water sports, Adventure
Owner description: Catalina Snorkel & Scuba is your gateway to underwater diving adventure in the waters off Catalina...
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
Owner description: 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Catalina snorkel & scuba made my 13 year old daughters birthday celebration a success!!! Thank you to Heather who helped us book the reservation ... Wow! I never felt so taken care of... From answering the phone, to making sure we had our boat reservation to get to the island, to verifying our entire parties shoe sizes (for fins) and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Diving Dave to the Rescue!!! Today has been an emotional roller coster for my boyfriend and I. Today he turned 25 and I had booked this snorkeling tour since June and got my boat tickets from Catalina Express. In a nut shell, we basically missed our 10AM boat reservation to go to Catalina Island (by only 1 minute!!) We were... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you're looking for a great dive company on Catalina, this is it! Now called Diving Catalina, it was very easy to make a reservation for our party via the email address on their site. A request with our date, time and party size and we were confirmed (after filling out a little bit of paperwork that is emailed to... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

We dove with David last year and had a great dive he was patient and knowledgeable.We we dove again this year,expecting to be with David but apparently he had one of his staff dive with us instead we found this out the day of the dive. We brought our own gear but needed to borrow tanks and weights. Very disappointed... More 

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