Kelp Forests of Catalina Island
I dove Casino Point Dive Park located on Catalina Island just off the coast of Southern California. After gearing up you just walk down some cement steps into the water. Then you swim through a lush kelp forest. There are mini-walls, sand flats, and a few small wrecks. There is a great deal of marine life. The two-acre park is roped off, protected from boats and fishing. You'll see bright orange garibaldi, señoritas, and perch, sheephead, calico bass, and maybe even a huge black bass. The fish are diver friendly in this prot... Read more
ected area. The depth runs from 10 to 100 feet. Temps can be in the 70's in summer, colder in winter. There is a monument to famed undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau. Look into Catalina for a diving adventure, you won't regret it.