With visibility often exceeding 90 feet, the waters around Catalina Island support what many consider to be one of the world's healthiest marine environments. With magical kelp forests, playful sea lions, and plentiful colorful sea life, scuba diving in Avalon is an experience you will never forget. Several dive shops offer equipment rentals, certifications and guided trips.
Catalina Scuba Luv is the premier dive center with a fun, family environment. Scuba Luv offers scuba instruction and guided trips to divers and snorkelers of all skill levels. Their professionally trained staff is devoted to offering safe and fun experiences. Scuba Luv operates the dive boat King Neptune, a 65-foot vessel complete with showers, TV/VCR, unlimited sodas and water, and plenty of space to mingle, spread your gear, and suit up. For more information, please call 310.510.2350.
Catalina Island's original scuba diving facility, Catalina Divers Supply was started in 1958 and continues to inspire the diving tradition on Catalina Island. Catalina Divers Supply offers year-round scuba and snorkel rentals, sales, service, and air fills up to 3500 psi. Catalina Divers Supply offers the dive vessel, Cat Dive, a 42-foot aluminum boat with a spacious deck, plenty of storage, showers, and a transom door to the swim step for easy dive access. They offer guided scuba tours and scuba courses. For more information, please call 310.510.0330.
Located at the edge of the Catalina Casino building, the Casino Point Marine Park is Southern California's first city-designated underwater park. Established in 1965 by the City of Avalon as a reserve, Casino Point Marine Park has an abundance of marine life, giant kelp forests and several shipwrecks to explore. Several artificial reefs have been established to provide additional habitats. For more information, please call 310.510-0330.