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Diving Catalina

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1 Casino Way, Casino Point Dive Park, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-8558
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AMAZING!

AMAZING. I dove with Catalina Divers July 4th and I’m thrilled. I wish I had more time to do more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kitty H
Super disappointed

I was super disappointed with my experience with Diving Catalina. I made an impromptu trip to... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2018
arising7
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Diving Catalina 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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Casino Way, Casino Point Dive Park, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 1 week ago

AMAZING. I dove with Catalina Divers July 4th and I’m thrilled. I wish I had more time to do more dives, it was beautiful (kelp forest, huge fish, star fish, etc). I do not have much experience and Catalina Divers toured me around. Dave, the...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2018

I was super disappointed with my experience with Diving Catalina. I made an impromptu trip to Catalina last Saturday, and decided I wanted to book a scuba excursion. I'm a certified PADI advanced open water diver, and as soon as I got to the island...More

2  Thank arising7
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DivingCatalina, Owner at Diving Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

I am the Owner and Operator of Diving Catalina. Your experience with our company is definitely NOT typical of how I do business. As I emailed you last week, here is a recap of what happened that day that resulted in me not meeting you...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

My husband and I took our first dive after becoming certified last Friday with Diving Catalina and could not have asked for a better experience. Our guide was prompt, helpful, informative and kind. We can't wait to return with our daughter for another dive in...More

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Reviewed January 24, 2018

My daughters and I went for the beginners explorer diving and had a great time. the diving instructor was fantastic - very encouraging and he explained everything really well. It was great that it wasn't crowded (we went in winter) and it was a great...More

1  Thank Nicole L
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Snorkeling weekend trip absolutely amazing hundred percent clear best snorkeling adventure rented scuba gear from aqua lung!!! Best location on the island for snorkeling !

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Reviewed November 28, 2017

A friend and I decided to take our advanced scuba course through Diving Catalina. Amazing and friendly communication from the start, and an absolutely wonderful time throughout the course. Instructor Chris went above and beyond what was required of him and made our time on...More

Thank Kelly M
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

Dave was awesome! There were four of us diving, two certified divers and two first time divers. We did a kelp forest tour and we all had a great time. Dave took great care of the novice divers and made their first time dive a...More

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

We went on a weekday in Fall and there were very few people in the water. The ocean was glassy and visibility at 100'. The highlight was swimming between two big sea bass, about 4 to 5 feet long.

2  Thank wavslide J
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Great island vibes you will love the diving here giant black sea bass being # one!!! just a short trip from dana point harbor!!!

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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Snorkeling in the open ocean was such a fantastic experience. My boys loved it. You could see the people scuba diving beneath us. The instructors were knowledgeable and nearby to lend a helping hand if needed. They offered flotation devices to those who requested them....More

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Alyssa C
February 18, 2018|
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Response from wavslide J | Reviewed this property |
Descanso Beach is where you want to snorkel. Agewise depends on their swimming ability. I started snorkeling at 5. Do a web search for Catalina dive shops for the rental costs.
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Response from annemZ4526SA | Reviewed this property |
You can definitely snorkel on a day trip, it's really easy even for a beginner and there is a lot to see. You can do an intro to scuba tour without being certified which can also be done in a day trip but scuba is a bit more... More
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