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“Scuba diving”
Review of Dive Catalina

Dive Catalina
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Scuba diving”
Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had the best dive of our life. Thank you for a wonderful adventure. And the die you and I took afterwords was outstanding thank you. Michael Jolley

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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

This was a wonderful excursion. She even went out of her way to help us find lodging, and gave us a tour of the island.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank KrystineRachelle
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Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“Unable to connect”
Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

We scheduled two dives and neither one was scheduled correctly. The scheduler was very friendly but it was frustrating when we went to the shop in the morning and no one was there. We called several numbers that were listed at the shop and visited the dive site but after a couple of hours after our scheduled time we finally went to another shop. We couldn't get in contact the day prior to our scheduled dive either. They were very apologetic when they contacted us later in the day and hopefully it was a one-time miscommunication.

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Connie N, General Manager at Dive Catalina, responded to this review, 8 June 2016
Since this review, the front desk staff and scheduler have been replaced. Come back to the island again sometime. The diving is still great.
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Glendale, California, United States
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Super Fun Super Safe Super Awesome!”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

I highly reccommend diving with Ron and his Team! I dove with them on 9-29 at Avalon Dive park and Frank was my guide. Frank was fun, extremely knowledgable, safe, and a pleasure to dive with. I must say it is one of the best dives I have ever done and I look forward to coming back to explore more with these guys! I am an advanced diver but bumping into some people on the island that did their first dive ever with Ron & his team and they also had a fantastic experience!

Visited September 2013
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San Diego, California
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Pleasant Dive Shop”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Ron was very helpful getting our gear together & taking us to the dive park. He unhurriedly explained the things to look for and we found all of them. Super friendly and personable, you can't go wrong with Amy and Ron. Thanks!

Visited September 2013
1 Thank tmpix
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