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Address: 126 Catalina Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: (310) 510-2350
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Farnsworth Bank !

I went out with scuba luv which had been recommended to me by some friends in LA. I had hired a guide because this was to be my first cold water dive. There were 6 divers with 3... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2014
Eric P
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Fort Worth, TX
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New Haven, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It was my first time diving and I had a wonderful, unforgettable experience! Nash (Charles Nash) was my instructor. He was excellent and explained all the steps thoroughly and with a lot of patience. I felt safe and was able to be underwater for a long period of time. I would strongly recommend Scuba Luv to anyone who wants to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

In a recent visit for snorkeling we were promised a boat tour of Lovers Cove for 1.5 hours. Our tour wasn't even half b of that time and because they have no boat I feel ripped off. I booked within a few days of arrival, so they knew that the boat wasn't part of tge deal when booking. Another employee... More 

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Scubaluver, Manager at Catalina Scuba Luv, responded to this review

We are so sorry you were under the impression that you were going to be on a boat for your snorkel tour. We only do snorkel tours by shore. You can not take a boat into the marine reserve. To snorkel on the boat is an all day adventure, and the cost is more than $55 per person. We hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is a low key dive shop on the island. Cheaper prices than others and is a short walk to casino dive park. They will give you a free cart if you get gear from them. Nice people all around.

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The crew at Catalina Scuba Luv are friendly, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. They made our visit to the island enjoyable and memorable. #1-they know scuba. Tina Kennedy runs the shop and she provided in depth info on best dive spots based on our various skill levels--she was able to share her own dive experiences at multiple spots we inquired about.... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Coming from Florida where we are spoiled with dive spots all up and down the coast, I was pleasantly surprised by what Catalina Island had to offer in terms of diving! The boat captain put us right on top of large Black Grouper and described what we would see and where to go before each dive. Being in colder water... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

While we were in Catalina this past September, we were surprised to find that the dive shops advertising daily boat dives did not actually have boat dives available. We were told by other divers that they had booked (and paid for) a week of boat diving with Scuba Luv and that when they arrived, they were informed that it was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I recently dove with Scuba Luv - Avalon. I was unimpressed by their operation and wouldn't really refer anyone here unless you're already on the island and this is your option. The local scuba "dive park" is actually pretty nice and accessibility is good. The Scuba Luv boat dive operation is a quite laid back but our captain did not... More 

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Scubaluver, Owner at Catalina Scuba Luv, responded to this review

We are sorry your experience with our company was not over the top. We carefully select employees, as we have set a high standard providing customers with a safe, fun experience. We will counsel the staff . Thank you for pointing this out to us. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Guys bent over backwards to find us good diving spots, enjoyed it truly. Recommend and would come back for sure. Didn't see sharks but bunch of other fish and lobsters. Air tanks and weights are provided. Tips those guys they deserved it :-)

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Antwerp, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We booked a scuba package with Catalina Scuba Luv including the Catalina Express ferry, hotel, two days (unguided) boat diving and one day (unguided) shore diving. We exchanged some emails to make sure that we were on the same page and that the package included exactly what we wanted. Everything changed when we arrived. We went to the shop and... More 

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Fort Worth, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I went out with scuba luv which had been recommended to me by some friends in LA. I had hired a guide because this was to be my first cold water dive. There were 6 divers with 3 guides in our group. There were 11 divers in total to include the unguided. A group of folks that had been with... More 

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