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Visiting Casino Point

Catalina Island scuba diving is a bucket-list experience not to be missed! Catalina is part of California’s Channel Islands archipelago and boasts nine Marine Protected Areas available for exploration.

We’re located at the Casino Point Dive Park which is one of the most biodiverse environments in Southern California, easily accessible from shore, free of heavy waves and surf and abundant with hundreds of species of fish, wrecks and artificial reefs with depths of up to 100 feet. Here you’ll find rocky intertidal areas and reef habitats as well as our stunning kelp forests with visibility often 80’ or more.

Catalina Island Casino Point Dive Park

Casino Point Dive Park

Located in Avalon just minutes from the ferry dock, the Casino Point Dive Park is considered one of the top shore diving destinations in the country! There’s something here for beginners and advanced divers alike and is a great spot to earn your certifications.

Looking for conditions reports? We have current air/water temperature, wind and tide charts posted for your convenience!

Getting Here

Catalina Island is located about 26 miles off the California coast and can be reached in a little over an hour by passenger ferry, private boat, helicopter or private plane.

We’ve provided all the contact info you’ll need, but feel free to give us a call with any questions you might have.

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Find Us

Whether you’re arriving by sea or air, we have maps, photos, phone numbers and directions to help you find your way to us once you get here. 

If you’re an adaptive diver with specific transportations needs, we’ve included that as well, but we’re happy to help with logistics! 

Where to Stay

Catalina Island offers many lodging options for your stay. Hotels, condos, houses – even a campground! We’re happy to help you decide what’s best for you and your group.

Where to Stay on Catalina Island
Catalina Island

About Catalina Island

Catalina Island has a rich and storied history and has been inhabited for at least 8,000 years. Over time, otter hunters, missionaries, smugglers, ranchers, miners and military operations groups have called the island home.