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

Catalina Divers Supply, Aug, 2006,

by Laura Mosqueda, CA, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 3458.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Solomon Islands, Socorro Islands, Cocos, Caribbean, Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 60 to 66 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 20 to 40 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions they expect you to stay within recreational limits and surface with 500 pounds
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Catalina Divers Supply runs a boat called SCUBA CAT. The diving off Catalina Island is beautiful: kelp forests, the giant Black Sea Bass are making a wonderful comeback, garibaldi, rockfish, scorpionfish, nudibranchs, and an occasional sea lion zips by.
The boat is great for diving: easy off (giant stride off the back) and on (sturdy ladders). There's a head on the boat and part of the boat is covered if you want to get out of the elements. Lunch is included. The crew are consistently excellent: safety conscious, friendly, helpful. They make a real effort to find the best dive spots depending on the conditions that day.
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