"Scuba Diving on Catalina Island" Catalina Island Tip by krissyM

Catalina Island, Los Angeles: 2 reviews and 3 photos

  Casino Point - usually packed with divers
by krissyM
  • Casino Point - usually packed with divers - Los Angeles
      Casino Point - usually packed with divers
    by krissyM
  • Scuba Diving on Catalina Island - Los Angeles

Located at Casino POint there is a dive park exclusively for scuba divers. The area is bouyed off and no boats of any kind are allowed including kayaks. You can buy maps of the park or you can just explore on your own. In the park are plaques dedicated to Jacques Cousteau - the founder of modern scuba diving, a couple of sunken piers and some other goodies for you to find. There is also a resident Giant Sea Bass!

To get there ferries depart from Orange County in Newport Beach and Dana Point, while they depart from Los Angeles County in Long Beach, San Pedro, and Marina del Rey. The trip takes approximately an hour and costs approx $65 round trip. Helicopter service is also available from Long Beach or San Pedro

Equipment: You can rent tanks and weights right at Casino Point. There is a trailer set up to do air fills. Any other gear needs to be rented at one of the many dive shops in town.

Theme: Scuba Diving

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  • Written Aug 22, 2008
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