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Catalina Islands

  • Diver level:

  • Depth max:

    20 m
  • Visibility:

    to 10m
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The Catalina Island has something to offer for divers of all experience levels. This dive site presents a series of rocky outcrops, 2-8mi/3-12km from the shore. These islands are of volcanic and sedimentary nature and host a wide variety of marine life including the giant manta rays, stingrays, sharks, moray eels, barracudas, sea turtles, and a variety of tropical fish.

When To Go Diving

Diving is available year-round. The average air temperature is around 21-27C/70-81F. The average water temperature is around 20-24C/68-75F. The depth of the dive site is 20m/66 ft with the average water visibility of around 5-10m/16-32ft. Currents here are low ( < 1 knots).

Reviews about Catalina Islands

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.
Diving at Catalinas for me became really unforgett
Diving at Catalinas for me became really unforgettable and fascinating. I really enjoined it!) First of all I was struck by the incredibly large number and variety of fishes. In addition to very large schools of reef fishes I saw mantas and eagle rays. And, moreover, big turtle. Amazing)
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