Scuba Diving Lessons on Catalina Island

Introduction to Scuba Diving

Catalina Island

Have you ever watched a discovery channel special as divers explore amazing reefs teeming with life and thought about exploring this world yourself? You can! No experience necessary! In just a little over two hours your personal instructor will introduce you to the knowledge and skills necessary to be safe in the water and you will make an actual dive to as deep as 40′ feet. This is for real. You can be there. Bring a sense of adventure and we can make it happen. Experience scuba diving lessons on Catalina Island today!

Dive Catalina does more of these Introductory or Tandem Scuba Dives than anyone on the West Coast. Our instructors are the best trained and our safety record is perfect. Some features that make our program so successful are:

  • One-to-one ratio. Each diver has a personal instructor
  • Only necessary information and skill are presented
  • No skills are done underwater
  • The dive proceeds at your pace

We invite you to explore another world with us. If you want a real adventure, not just a tourist attraction, this is for you. No experience necessary!

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What to Bring:

Swimsuit/Trunks & a towel

Dive Location:

Casino Point Dive Park

Reservations Suggested:

Call today: (310) 510-3175


Price includes all gear

1 Person – $140.00

2 or More – $125.00 per person


About two hours

Dive Classes

Catalina Island Scuba Diving

Learning to dive can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. It opens up a whole new world – quite literally! After completing even an entry level certification course, you will explore parts of the world and see life that most people only see on television. Once you start diving, you will probably find that you will want to do something other than just look and will want to expand your parameters. Maybe you will want to start taking pictures, explore deeper, or dive at night. Learning is a lifetime pursuit and for many diving is not a hobby, it is a way of life. Let us help you to grow your abilities safely. “Safety through Education” is the NAUI motto.

All of our our classes offer small student numbers and plenty of water time. What was true when diving began is still true. Water time makes the diver. All of our classes offer water time and necessary academics to be prepared, competent, and confident with the certification level you have achieved.

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Scuba Diver

Scuba Diver

This entry level class takes 4 days. We will send you a textbook to get you started and then you will need 4 days on the island. Plan on 6-7 hours per day. You will actually do 8 dives for your certification. Scuba Diver classes are offered between Labor Day and Memorial Day.

Private – $1,100.00
Groups of 2-4 : $700.00 per person

Cost includes all diving related items such as text books, use of gear, the dives, and certification card upon successful completion. It does not include getting to the island or lodging.

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Our Advanced class includes 6 dives that focus on essential skills such as navigation and dives that expand your parameters such as night and deep diving. The advanced class is where you build a good solid foundation so that you can safely and enjoyably move forward to new challenges in your diving lifestyle. Following an instructor around does not challenge, build confidence, or really expand abilities. In this class, you make the decisions that affect the dives. You will plan the dives and lead the dives. Take control, make the decisions… Become an Advanced Diver.

Private – $450.00
Groups of 2-4 : $395.00 per person

Cost includes tanks, weights, dive light, and compass (if needed). Other gear will be available at a reduced rate if required.


No one wants to be in a life and death struggle trying to save another person’s life. And this is not the main emphasis of a rescue class. However, if something does go wrong, ignorance is not bliss. Consider, too, that the quickest help any of us has is his or her dive buddy. Certainly our rescue class will prepare you to understand and make intelligent decisions when dealing with uncomfortable or life threatening situations in the water. You will also learn to recognize potential problems and how yo make sure they are eliminated before entering the water. The best rescue is the one that never happens. If you are serious about your diving, this class is a must. Remember, “Safety through education.” This class requires 2 days of your time.

Private – $450.00
Groups of 2-4 : $375.00 each

Cost includes tanks and weights. Other gear can be rented.

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Specialty Classes

We offer many specialty classes. Since there are so many possibilities, call or email to get cost and details for the specialty you are interested in pursuing.

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Referral Dives

If all you need to complete your class is the open water dives, we can assist with that. Just bring your referral paperwork from your instructor showing what you have completed.
Cost: $90.00 per dive (includes all gear)

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Guided Dives

Scuba Diving on Catalina Island

Catalina Island is a world class dive destination. Divers travel from all over the world to explore and photograph the kelp forests filled with life. The kelp is home to to garabaldi, kelp bass, opaleye, sargo and many others. The rocky reef is home to octopus, eels, lobsters and more. Also our seasonal visitors like sardines, anchovies, jack mackerel, bat rays, black sea bass, diving cormorants make the diving phenomenal. Visibility is generally quite good ranging from 30 feet to over 100 feet on occasion. Our guided dives are conducted at Casino Point dive park. This area has been protected since 1964 and is filled with life. It is considered by many as one of the best shore dives in the world. It is a dive not to be missed. There are many reasons to do a guided dive… If you have not dived in awhile, if you are new to diving, if you are unfamiliar with the park, if you have never dived in the kelp, if you want to concentrate on photography, or if you do not have a buddy. All we need is a couple of hours of your time to introduce you to our magnificent kelp forests. Our knowledgeable and experienced guides will make sure your experience is memorable.

1 Person – $125.00
2 or More – $110.00 per person
Night Dives – $140 per person

Time: About two hours
What to Bring: Certification card, Swimsuit/Trunks & a towel
Dive Location: Casino Point Dive Park
Reservations Suggested


Dive Shop Catalina Island

We offer full scuba and snorkeling rental. Whether you don’t have gear yet or just want to leave it at home, we have what you need.

  • Mask & Snorkel – $10.00 (2 hour rental) -or- $20 (all day rental)
  • Fins – $10.00 (2 hour rental) -or- $15 (all day rental)
  • Wetsuit – $15.00 (2 hour rental) -or- $20 (all day rental)
  • Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Wetsuit – $20 (2 hour rental) -or- $28 (all day rental)
  • Boots – $7.00
  • Gloves – $7.00
  • Hoods – $7.00
  • Regulators – 20.00
  • Buoyancy Compensators – $20.00
  • Tank – $12.00
  • Refills – $8.00
  • Weights – $7.00
  • Full Gear Package – $80.00

We also have a limited quantity of GoPro® cameras. $20 (2 hour rental) or $35 (all day rental). Includes 32GB Micro SD card for you to keep. Please call in advance (310)-510-3175 to reserve.