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Address: 1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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+1 310-510-8558
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Diving with Dave was the best!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
EveCoh
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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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.

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Houston, Texas
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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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

My wife and I booked a dive with David for a sunny Friday in November. We couldn't have made a better choice. We are relatively new divers, still refining our skills, so having a dive master like David, who is a natural teacher, made our first experience diving Catalina a real treat. We dove the dive park adjacent to the... More 

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Smyrna, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Yes - you need to book with Diving Catalina!!! Very good tour and got to pet a 250-300lb Giant Black Sea Bass! We upgraded to the Propulsion Vehicle. First time doing that and we felt like we were James Bond under water. Very, very nice and Dave, the guide, is wonderful. He will take his time with you and you... More 

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VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spend a day in Catalina and planned on diving. Scheduled the dive with Diving Catalina based on the reviews. The dive was great. Pre dive instructions, planning, all details taken care of. Excellent job.

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