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Dive Review of Catalina Divers Supply/Catalina Island in
The Continental USA/California

Catalina Divers Supply/Catalina Island, Sep, 2005,

by Ron Kloberdanz, CA, USA . Report 2882.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving Kona, HI; Maui; Oahu; Kauai
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas surge, currents
Water Temp 68 to 77 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 12
Water Visibility 20 to 40 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions none
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Had a single 50gal can onboard for rinsing gear. This was used for cameras as well.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 2 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments We went on a 2-tank boat dive to two locations.

Good: LOTS of very different, interesting fish. Very 'friendly' Garibaldi, beautiful kelp forests. Shop crew very friendly and helpful. Were able to make our own dive plan. Saw our first shark (Leopard).

Bad: Little pre-information for those of us who had only tropical diving experience. We were expected to set up our own rental gear, had to tank up and walk to aft of rocking boat in full 12mm suit +25-30lb weight, and then try to put on fins. No guide. Divemaster did not dive with divers. Rental masks fit poorly (we will NEVER forget our masks again!). Limited dive briefing with little information.

Other: 12mm suits were so cumbersome, but did keep us warm. Water at depth became quite cold.
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