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Catalina Snorkel & Scuba

400 Pebble Beach Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
(310) 510-8558
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Ranked #13 of 52 Activities in Avalon
Type: Water sports
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... more » 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! « less
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River Vale, NJ
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We went to Catalina Island for the first time and the initial impression - the island is beautiful! We rented a golf cart and rode around the island, and had a blast! Afterwards, we decided to try snorkeling, that when it went downhill. The places where you rent from have no place for you to change or store your belongings.... 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Catalina Snorkeling and Scuba not to be mistaken with the other place. This was a wonderful experience. Our instructor Tim was knowledgeable and fun. Next time we are going to try scuba diving. This is the place to go for gear and great instructors if you want to scuba and snorkel in the beautiful ocean surrounding St. Catalina Island.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We took our two kids snorkeling and rented our gear from this place. Wonderful experience, the kids are now hooked on snorkeling!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

First off let me say this is my first time diving in the Pacific, so it is much different than diving in the Atlantic in South Florida. David was very thorough with all the checks and safety and explained since the water is much colder that we needed to neoprene up! So with a dive skin, insulator, and dive suit,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Dave was very patient, great at explaining / teaching, and a great guide :-). The marine diversity and kelp forest were awesome.

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Mishawaka, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I had a blast scuba diving! It was my first time and what a wonderful diving experience! It was a birthday gift that I fell in love with and can't wait to do it again! Dave the owner was awesome and reservations were easy. Met him at the dive location and the fun began! I highly recommend Catalina Snorkel &... More

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