Introductory Scuba Dive: This orientation allows guests who do not have a dive certification to experience diving in the ocean. You will learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of an open water scuba instructor, then plunge into the Casino Dive Park, directly from shore. Your dive instructor will accompany you as you explore the lush Catalina kelp forests at Avalon's Marine Preserve.
Avalon Dive Park: The Casino Point Underwater Dive Park is a protected marine reserve offering an abundance of local aquatic and plant life such as giant kelp, along with aquatic creatures like schooling fish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, spiny lobsters, horn sharks, tree fish, colorful Garibaldis and maybe even a giant black sea bass (seasonal), if you get lucky. Catalina's giant kelp forests are ranked as one of the top 10 diving destinations in the world!
Requirements & Restrictions: Minimum age - 12 years. Guests must be able to swim and complete and pass a medical questionnaire/waiver to participate. For safety reasons, pregnant women and guests with recent surgery, back or neck injuries, asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, or heart conditions may not participate on this excursion. Please refer to the tour operator's diving policy on our FAQs prior to booking.
Good to Know: This is NOT a certification course; a universally recognized C-card will not be issued.