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“Where you can rent your dive gear and get dropped off at your dive sight.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dive Catalina

Dive Catalina
107 Pebbly Beach Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
1-310-510-3175
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San Ramon, California
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16 reviews
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“Where you can rent your dive gear and get dropped off at your dive sight.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Ron Moore's Dive Catalina shop is a very convenient and very customer friendly shop where we not only got great advice about where to spearfish but he also dropped us off and picked us back up when we were done. WOW could not have asked for better service. Pebbly Beach had great visibility today, about 70 ft and we discovered a sunken boat and speared 2 rockfish for dinner. A successful and exciting day! Would definitely return to this dive shop again and again.

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divecatalina, Owner at Dive Catalina, responded to this review, June 19, 2012
It was our pleasure to work with and meet a few of the fine men in the armed forces that serve our great nation. Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to your next visit. With sincere appreciation, Connie & Ron Moore, owners
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“Loved the accommodating staff.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

Another satisfied customer. I took my nephew for his 12th bday to Catalina n it was a last minute decision to scuba dive. It was an awesome experience. We enjoyed it thoroughly n my nephew hopes to take some diving courses n go back again. I forgot my bathing suit at the dive shop n the owners were great to mail it to me!!! Thank you Ron n divers for making my nephews bday special n making me the favorite aunty :). Thank u Connie for sending me back my fav suit!!! XoxoRox

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Stockholm
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“Professional divers, nice diving location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

My wife and me recently spent three nights in Avalon and wanted to do some scuba diving. Talked to all of the three shops on the island, and went with Dive Catalina. We had a nice day with Shannon who guided us on all of our three dives - the location just off the casino is very nice and Shannon was very friendly, helpful and professional. There are many things to see on the dive location, she even spotted a young octopus for us, among other marine life. Ron was also on site and he was great, too - we always felt very comfortable and it was just a pity that we could not stay a few days longer! We also appreciated the honest advice about when not to dive, due to strong currents leading to poor visibility. A diving shop & school I can surely recommend!

Visited June 2011
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Long Beach, California
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“Great service and "Can Do" attitude”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

I've been diving for years and can thank Ron completely for the initial dive. I've been to Catalina many times and always seek Ron out for dives, advice on diving and even the occasional beer.
Now that they have the boat Catalina Grace, I can't wait to hit the island for Lobster when the season opens.
Don't miss out on the best instructor on the island!

Visited September 2010
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Sunnyvale, California
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“Not happy”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2011

Not sure what happened here but I will chalk it up to the island being very slow this time of year but we checked out this shop based on the reviews and couldn't get anyone to answer the phone. When we did get through they told us to come down to the office, we did, and no one showed up. Not happy .

Visited January 2011
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divecatalina, Manager at Dive Catalina, responded to this review, May 26, 2011
I am stunned to see your review. Dive Catalina was closed the first two weeks of January and the owner and management off the island. We working on a new dive boat. Snorkeling Catalina is in the same shop but a separate company. They may have had a part time employee answering phones, as it is slow that time of year. They run Groupons and have to be open year round. We don't know what to say except we are sorry for your unfortunate experience. We strive to treat all tourists as we want to be treated when we are on vacation. We hope you will give us a second try. Connie Rae, Manager Dive Catalina
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