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Address: 1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number:
+1 310-510-8558
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Diving Catalina is your gateway to underwater diving adventure in the...

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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Absolutely amazing! We were scheduled to dive Monday, but the weather was crummy. Andy, our dive guide, offered to switch us to Tuesday, which wouldn't have worked because we had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Schererville, Indiana
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Schererville, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing! We were scheduled to dive Monday, but the weather was crummy. Andy, our dive guide, offered to switch us to Tuesday, which wouldn't have worked because we had our dog, but the friendly staff watched our pup while we did our dives! It was amazing! Andy offered a beautiful guided tour through the kelp forest! He navigated us... More 

Thank drose90
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
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24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Andy was a great guide and cares about whst he is doing. We come from PR and work at another dive center and this operation was well run. They are ready for you and if you are walk and there is space they will take you along as well. Very reasonable prices. Thank you guys!

Thank Gabriel E
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first trip to Catalina Island, and my first time diving on the Pacific Coast. My husband is not a diver, so when we travel and I want to dive, I tend to look for guided tours, or guide-led groups to avoid insta-buddies, so Diving Catalina's "Guided SCUBA Tour of Casino Point Underwater Park" sounded perfect. Booking online... More 

Thank riekrl
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We were traveling out to Catalina to dive at the park, specifically to see the beautiful underwater pavilions...Dave + Diving Catalina made the entire thing possible! They are a mobile dive shop and meet you right at the park steps! From the moment you meet Dave you know you are going to be taken care of and in solid hands.... More 

Thank EveCoh
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Dave and Diving Catalina are the only ones to trust if you're looking to dive in Catalina! Dave made us feel totally at ease diving in cold water and had everything that we needed to be totally comfortable - hoods, wetsuits, etc. So even though the water was about 61 degrees - we had an AWESOME dive! I'd definitely recommend... More 

1 Thank Breanna W
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Apologies for the cheesy title, but, well, our experience with Dave at Diving Catalina left us quite giddy. We were out there to shoot some underwater virtual reality footage and he catered to our every whim (we were even able to trick him into serving as an additional camera man at one point)! He was knowledgable, friendly, prepared and anyone... More 

1 Thank Wasim M
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Had lots of fun snorkeling with Dave along the coast of Catalina in *winter* of all seasons. He had top-of-the-line gear that kept us warm and cozy in the chilly waters, and he was always looking out for us to make sure we were comfortable and having fun. He took us to see the new 'Underwater Pavilions' installation by Doug... More 

Thank BigFreedia
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Dave was a great dive master! He gave us a thorough refresher course, encouraged us before and during the dive, and showed us some really cool things in the dive park. Would definitely recommend and visit them again.

Thank chrswhte
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Diver Dave went above and beyond for us! As we are inexperienced divers, he was patient and informative. He was very safety-conscious and provided excellent equipment included in the dive cost. He made sure to point out exciting marine life. Scuba diving on Catalina was the highlight of our trip. I highly recommend Diving Catalina! Thank you Dave, and best... More 

Thank Heather H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Can't say enough good things about diver Dave which I have come to call him. My wife and I had our very first scuba dive with Dave a few years back and we became hooked. He is very professional and makes sure of your comfort at every stage. We dove with Dave again at the park this summer and what... More 

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