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Diving Catalina

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1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-8558
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Boat broke down

I was really looking forward to this snorkel tour but the night before I got a call that the boat... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Appleton, Wisconsin
Diving Catalina is the only way to go!

Diver Dave at Diving Catalina makes diving Catalina a memorable experience for the whole family... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Palm Harbor, Florida
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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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  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“kelp forest” (11 reviews)
“lobster” (9 reviews)
“casino point” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-8558

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to this snorkel tour but the night before I got a call that the boat had broken down and they could not go. I was very disappointed.

Thank ajbukovitz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Diver Dave at Diving Catalina makes diving Catalina a memorable experience for the whole family every time we go! Dave is patient with new divers and engages them while explaining the necessary material they need to know for an intro-dive. Scuba Diving is an equipment...More

Thank Robintrips
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I booked a snorkel tour at Lovers Cove and we were really excited to see all the fish. The confirmation email tells you to be 15 minutes early, so of course we were 20 minutes early just to be sure that we...More

3  Thank kristilee123
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Dave was awesome! There were three of us diving, one certified diver doing a guided kelp forest tour and two intros. Dave took great care of us from start to finish, their prices were very reasonable, and the whole experience was one to remember for...More

Thank andyandalex
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We are regular snorkelers, and thought the power snorkel sounded amazing. The kelp forest and power snorkel were a unique and fun experience, but we were in a huge group (30+ snorkelers), 9 of which were power snorkelers, in a very small area. Told to...More

2  Thank NotNKsAnymore
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This was the first time we did snorkeling, and it was so serene and beautiful! Diving Catalina is a company that operates out of their rental trucks, but it is a good one though. They make you watch necessary safety videos and provide you the...More

Thank 240rashmi
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Just wanted to say thanks to you guys for providing such a great first time at scuba for my son Ryan yesterday. Andy was the best, very patient, positive and attentive. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience anywhere. I’ll probably return soon with...More

Thank Morgan W
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Had a fantastic time with Andy (our divemaster). It was just my husband and I and we are advanced open water certified. Great equipment (I was scared I would be cold, but actually felt fine the whole time in my double layered wet suit with...More

1  Thank sjdance02
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Not bad visibility and the temp was 62 degrees F. There were large bass and other sea creatures. Sort of like they know this is a marine sanctuary. We tied our boat up on a mooring closest to the gardens outside of Avalon and had...More

Thank Sailing_Sweetie
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Spent the afternoon with Andy on a private dive. He is a fabulous instructor and follows all safety precautions. Dave took another group snorkeling while we were setting up to dive. Both guys are top notch! No matter whether you are first looking into diving...More

Thank Tim P
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23 March 2016|
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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