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Address: 107 Pebbly Beach Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
Phone Number: +1 310-510-3175
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08:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Dive Catalina was established in 2007 by Ron Moore and Connie Rae. Ron has...

Dive Catalina was established in 2007 by Ron Moore and Connie Rae. Ron has been diving since 1972 and has been teaching for over 38 years and teaching some specialty classes before they formally existed. Ron does not just teach, he also works as an underwater cameraman and filmmaker. He is an award winning video photographer whose works has been seen on most major television networks. Ron has been diving Catalina since the early 1970′s and has lived on the island since 1993. He knows diving. Connie, a certified diver for over 10 years, enjoys diving both locally and abroad. She loves people and will spoil you.

Our staff has been hand-picked and is experienced and knowledgeable. Dive Catalina is a full service dive shop and offers:

 

Introductory Dives (No experience necessary!)

Guided Dives

Classes

Boat Dives

Rentals

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So much fun!

This was the first time snorkeling for the rest of my family. However, I had never been to lover's cove. The snorkeling experience was fantastic. Lover's cove is amazing with sea... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
Zoie B
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Prescott, Arizona

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Prescott, Arizona
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89 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This was the first time snorkeling for the rest of my family. However, I had never been to lover's cove. The snorkeling experience was fantastic. Lover's cove is amazing with sea life. I was a little surprised how close some of the boats come in and I definitely was a little nervous with a few of them. We were able... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I wanted shore dives off Casino Point to see giant black sea bass. Divemaster Shawn found about 15 for me in two dives, and it was an awesome experience to see these huge fish looking back at me in the kelp bed. He was also helpful when I needed it in getting suited up and in the water.

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Thank RLH_7
Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

My wife and I just finished our dive and we were very impressed. My wife had a terrible time on her previous (and first) California dive that she was very hesitant. Upon arriving to Catalina Island via the Catalina Express, it is a five minute walk to the dive shop. We were approached by Ron, who was delightful and fun.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My son and I along with a friend (Doug and his son) came down from Utah and dove with Ron for three days. The first day was a shore dive from the casino. The next two days were different locations from Two harbors area to Avalon. We saw a Bat Ray, Turtle, Sea Lion, many Lobsters and too many fish... More 

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Thank Edwin Z
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Since we hadn't dived in more than a year, my boyfriend and I did a shore dive first. We were happily surprised by how warm the water was-72 degrees! We were also really surprised to see a green sea turtle as well as a very large bat ray. Our guide, Chance, was funny, competent, and kind. He showed us how... More 

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Thank Mary Ann W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I visited Avalon with my husband on a weekend getaway. It was my first Scuba diving experience and it was Frank who made it come true. He is one of the best professionals i have come across. His mature skills and proficiency made our experience mind blowing. It was only because of Frank, his patience and support, I had such... More 

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Thank Pallavi B
California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The staff are friendly and helpful and want to make sure the guests have a great experience. We are experienced divers and when we were on a boat with people of all levels, the DM made sure to find spots that were suitable for everyone. Dive briefings are excellent. The DMs are so experienced and knowledgeable about the area that... More 

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Thank bob91107
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I had a trip with 3 friends planned to Avalon. Since i am a Master Diver, i took the lead on reserving our dive trip. I contacted this dive shop through phone and email, and got reservations scheduled for a boat dove the Saturday morning we were going to be there. We arrived at the dive shop 15 minutes early... More 

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Connie N, Owner at Dive Catalina, responded to this review

I am more than sorry and find this information is absolutely disturbing. I would sincerely appreciate a copy of your email confirmation so that I may get to the bottom of this incident. This is the first time I have heard of it. What date was your boat dive scheduled? In ten years of running an excellent dive boat, this... More 

Newport Beach, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

The staff was very nice and personable and made it a fun dive. The surface temp was 70 and the vis was about 40 ft. I will be back for another dive with this group.

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Thank Jeff E
Connie N, Owner at Dive Catalina, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review Jeff. We look forward to seeing you back on the island soon. Remember, if you need any type of assistance when you return to the island, information about hotel rooms, any deals I might know about, etc., please feel free to contact me in advance and I'll do my best to help you out. We... More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

I did a dive with Dive Catalina over the weekend. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. My guided dive with Frank was amazing. His knowledge and experience was apparent from our introduction. I highly recommend Dive Catalina. The mature and professional staff are a breath of fresh are in comparison to other shops that have teenagers staffing their shops.

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Connie N, General Manager at Dive Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are proud of our entire staff. They are all highly qualified with experience most divers don't get a chance to have. Frank was trained in the Navy and has been a technical diver for years. His knowledge and eagerness to teach is what makes him exceptional. I'll be sure to pass this compliment... More 

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