Why Scuba Dive Catalina Island?
There are many ways to spend your free time in this beautiful world, but only a few activities will give you the opportunity to fully explore and experience underwater wildlife and nature. Scuba diving is the ultimate underwater experience, because it gives its practitioners a true sense of freedom and weightlessness; it also allows scuba divers to truly experience the underwater world for a prolonged amount of time. Catalina Island is a hot-spot for scuba diving on the west coast of the United States due to the crystal clear water, the kelp forests that are teeming with life, and the unparalleled diving experience that the island provides. So, why scuba dive Catalina Island? Read on to find out more.
Freedom Through Scuba Diving
While not exclusive to Catalina Island itself, scuba diving affords you a true sense of weightlessness and freedom generally reserved for birds, astronauts, and creatures of the sea. There’s nothing like floating above a wreck dive or one of Catalina Island’s magnificent kelp forests; hovering mid-water is an experience like no other that you have to feel to truly appreciate.
Scuba diving allows you to move in three dimensions, which is an activity usually reserved for pilots, Olympians, and helicopters. Scuba diving allows divers a true sense of freedom of movement that is just not found in other hobbies. Many beginner divers have difficulty maintaining a neutral buoyancy, meaning it may take a few minutes of practice to hover mid-air without rising too quickly or gliding towards the seabed/sand bed. Ron Moore’s Dive Catalina offers professional training with a magnificent backdrop to make you feel truly comfortable in the water.
Reasons to Scuba Dive Catalina Island
Scuba diving is also not limited to anyone, regardless of gender, age, previous physical experience, or physical ability. Scuba diving is a sport for all ages! From children to people in their nineties, we’ve seen it all.
Learning how to scuba dive also opens up new possibilities for vacation planning! If you search “best places to scuba dive” your world will open up to new destinations that you may have not previously thought of. Catalina Island, The Red Sea, the Silfra Gap in Iceland, and the Great Barrier Reef are just a few new destinations that you may have to add to your list after you discover a love for scuba diving.
Our vibrant kelp forests are teeming with life! Here are just a few of the things that you can experience under the water at Catalina Island:
- Black Sea Bass
- Blue Banded Gobi
- Butterfly Fish
- Harbor Seals
- A vast array of coral
- Sheep head
- Kelp Bass
- Moray Eels
- Sea Turtles
- Wreck dives
- And more!
Scuba diving also offers a host of health benefits, such as strength and flexibility, increased lung capacity, stress relief, exposure to sunlight, and interaction with wildlife. Scuba diving also encourages healthy socializing; we’ve made many life-long friends through our mutual love of scuba diving.
Catalina Island Scuba Diving
Ron Moore’s Dive Catalina specializes in dives of all types on the beautiful Catalina Island. Are you a beginner? No problem. We can help show you the ropes and get you comfortable in the water in no time. Are you an experienced diver looking to perfect his/her craft? We offer specialty classes such as advanced diving, rescue diving, dive master, and NAUI instructor courses. We also offer guided snorkeling tours and boat trips to different locations on Catalina Island.
If you’re in the City of Avalon for business or pleasure, there is no friendlier dive shop than Dive Catalina. We offer a wide variety of guided dives that are facilitated by experienced and professional guides so you can get the most out of your time on Catalina Island. If you have any questions about our services, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (310) 510-3175 to reserve a dive now!