Can you scuba dive in Catalina Island?
With visibility often exceeding 90 feet, the waters around Catalina Island support what many consider to be one of the world’s healthiest marine environments. With magical kelp forests, playful sea lions, and plentiful colorful sea life, scuba diving in Avalon is an experience you will never forget.
Is there good scuba diving in Costa Rica?
The better diving is on the Pacific coast, particularly in the Northwest: Catalina Islands, Bat Islands and the Gulf of Papagayo. In the Southwest check out Cano Island. The best diving in Costa Rica, though, is arguably at the Cocos Islands, 300 miles off the mainland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
How do you get to Catalina Island from Costa Rica?
The Catalina Islands are an archipelago located 2-15 miles offshore of the Tamarindo-Flamingo area. From here, you can easily reach the islands via boat; daily tours launch from Tamarindo, Playa Flamingo, Conchal, Playa del Coco, and Papagayo.
How much does it cost to scuba dive in Catalina Island?
Pricing: $119.00 – per person. The price above includes all rental equipment except gloves. If you are the only participant on your dive, a $20 private dive fee will be applied.
Can you snorkel in Catalina Island?
The crystal clear waters around Catalina Island are known as great spots for snorkeling. Snorkeling is a great way to explore and to see the undersea wildlife around Catalina Island. Some of our favorite snorkeling spots include Lover’s Cove Marine Preserve, Casino Point Dive Park and the waters around Descanso Beach.
How much does it cost to go to Catalina Island?
To Catalina Island
|Senior Ticket (60+ years)
|Child Ticket (3-12 years)
|Infant Ticket (Under 3 years)
When can you dive Catalina Island?
The best underwater visibility at Catalina Island is from July to December, with visibility peaking from September to November, 50-60ft visibility. Black sea bass and large baitballs visit in the summer and fall.
Where are the Catalina Islands in Costa Rica?
The Catalina Island chain is an archipelago of rocky islets which can be found 2-15 miles off the northwest coast of Costa Rica. The islands themselves are completely uninhabited and their location, the currents, and their formation make them perfect locations for large quantities of marine life to gather.
What do you need to know about Catalina scuba?
Catalina Scuba specializes in elite personalized instruction, specifically structured to your experience level, needs, and interests. From novice to professional, we offer a wide variety of PADI courses from recreational scuba courses to professional scuba courses.
Where are the best places to scuba dive in Costa Rica?
The Catalinas. The Catalina Islands are some of the best spots to scuba dive in all of Costa Rica. There are several dive sites located around these islands which protrude from the Pacific in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica. The islands are a fair distance off shore and are the home of the Pacific Giant Mantas among other marine life.
Is there a dive shop on Catalina Island?
Catalina Scuba is a dive shop on Catalina Island, and is instructor owned with over 2 decades of professional experience. It’s our mission, no matter your experience level, to help you become the best diver you can be.