The Casino Point Dive Park is open.
Current conditions at the Catalina Dive Park
The Casino Point Dive Park is one of the most popular dive sites in Southern California.
At this time, if you plan to dive at the park, we are asking for advance reservations for air fills and gear rentals. Your equipment will be available when you arrive.
If it's your first time diving at the dive park in Avalon, a guided dive is a great introduction to the fascinating kelp forest environment. Click here for more information.
The Avalon Casino Dive Park on Catalina
Located in the shadow of the iconic Catalina Casino, the Casino Point Dive Park is the first park in the country dedicated to underwater exploration. Featuring a convenient set of stairs into the water, the park attracts thousands of divers from around the world. With more than two acres of protected underwater habitat, the Avalon dive park offers plenty of room to explore and a ever-changing diversity of marine life. Frequently spotted species include garibaldi, black sea bass, sea lions, moray eels, octopus and much more.
Catalina Dive Park facts:
Depth: up to 85 feet
Marine Protected Area
All marine life is protected
Home to several wrecks
Beware of boat traffic at the edge of the park
Park boundaries are marked by buoys and rope
Jacques-Yves Cousteau Memorial is located at 40 feet
Prevailing current is from the west
History of the Casino Point Dive Park
The Casino Point Underwater Park was designed in 1962 and formally established in 1965. Carl & Maggie Koehler, the original owners of Catalina Divers Supply, were the original designers. CDS continues to be a steward of the park, a responsibility we take very seriously.
At the dive park, we offer air fills and gear rental, as well as some equipment repair. Dive classes and guided dives take place at the park and it is also where most Discover Scuba experiences happen. Snorkeling and snuba are also popular activities.