Guided Scuba Diving at Catalina Island
scuba diving on Catalina Island
Divers in the Casino Dive Park

The kelp forests at Catalina Island are some of the best in the world. You may swim with bat rays, calico bass, giant kelp fish, moray eels, Giant Black Sea Bass (seasonal), octopus, or many other local species while flying through columns of lush kelp. As one of the most abundant eco-systems on the planet- the Southern California Kelp Forest will surround you with more aquatic life that you could ever imagine.

We suggest a 2 hour guided dive for all solo divers or any group of divers that may not be completely comfortable with local conditions or the needed gear. The guided dive offers a seasoned Instructor or Divemaster that will accompany you as you enjoy the pristine kelp forest in the Casino Dive Park. You may bring some or all of your own gear, or if you are traveling light, we will supply any gear you may need. Just remember a towel, swim suit, and warm clothes for when you get out of the water. You will need to show proof of certification for this excursion and if it has been over 3 years since your last dive a Refresher Course may be in order.

  • Location: From shore and in the Casino Dive Park. This excursion does not involve a boat.

  • Days/Times: Every Day at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. 

  • Friday of Memorial Day Weekend to Monday of Labor Day Weekend - 4 p.m. time slot also available

  • Duration: 2 hours

  • Gear: All gear included and camera available for an additional fee

  • Refreshments: None provided

  • Minimum Age: Certified divers only. Restricted depth will apply for junior divers ages 10 to 15.

  • Price: $115 per person. If you are the only diver who signs up for a time, there will be a $20 surcharge. If you would like to reserve your time for just your party, there is an additional $75 pp charge. Please call for details about private dives.

  • Want to do a second guided dive after your first? An additional dive with your guide is just $65. 

  • Note: Only certified divers may participate and they must have been diving in last 2 years. A professional diver will be with each reservation group. Divers must bring their certification cards. If it's been longer than 2 years since your last dive, please contact us about adding a refresher course. Call or email for more information. 

  • Want to share your adventure? Book an underwater photographer for just $85. Please call us at 310-510-0330 for details.