Immerse yourself in the blue Pacific with the perfect intro to the underwater world, snuba diving! It’s like scuba diving but you don’t have to be certified.
Discover Scuba Diving
- General Admission Ticket Ages 10+
- Tour timing includes gear fitting/orientation plus SCUBA time (varies by diver). If you're the only guest in a particular time slot, a single diver fee of $20 applies upon booking. A credit of the fee may be provided based on the final guest count.
Go Scuba Diving from Catalina Island
- Participants first watch a video and go through a series of briefings with their scuba diving instructor.
- After that, you hit the water. The time you spend below is totally dependent on how quickly you breathe through your tank of air.
- Usually, guests spend anywhere from 15 – 45 minutes below the surface on their first dive.
- This dive can count toward scuba certification. Ask your dive professional for further details!
*Refunds & exchanges are subject to availability. Click below to read our cancellation policy.
If you have always wondered what it would be like to explore underwater, this is your chance! This three-hour activity provides all the instruction and gear for your first scuba dive. The Discover Scuba Diving program is the perfect way to take that first step toward underwater exploration at the Avalon Underwater Dive Park. Scuba diving is one of the most popular things to do on Catalina Island. Filled with majestic kelp and schooling fish, your first breath underwater will definitely be one to remember.
Guests cannot fly within 24 hours of their dive. You will be required to complete a health and travel waiver prior to check-in. Please ensure that you review this waiver before coming to the island to ensure you are able to dive safely.
For your safety, you should be in good health & free from high blood pressure, heart, neck or back problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this tour. The weather may impact this excursion. Please contact us in the event of inclement weather. For safety reasons, all guests must be able to speak English well enough to communicate with their instructor.
Single Diver Fee: Discover Scuba Diving generally requires a minimum of 2 (two) guests to operate. In the event that your purchase does not meet the minimum and yours is the only ticket, there is a $20 individual diver fee. The Catalina Tours Reservations Team will contact you should this be the case to advise of the fee and confirm how you would like us to proceed or the Catalina Divers Supply Team will advise you upon check-in.
Wear your bathing suit, sunscreen and bring a beach towel with you. All of the necessary equipment, as well as transportation from the dive shop to the dive park, are included in the price of the dive.
Discover Scuba Diving on Catalina Island
1 Casino Way, Avalon, CA, United States
There is no penalty for cancellations received 7 days prior to your activity. If you need to cancel between 48 hours and seven days we will attempt to rebook your activity, but you may be assessed a rebooking fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations within 48 hours of your scheduled activity.
No-shows will be charged the full price. If you arrive and your instructor determines that you are not eligible for your activity, either due to lack of certification or a safety issue, you will not be issued a refund. Anyone who arrives under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be allowed to participate and there will be no refund.
Customers will receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by email to cancel or inquire about a cancellation.
Do I need a reservation for the Discover Scuba Diving experience?
Yes. Because of the intimate nature of this experience and the limited number of guides, a reservation is highly recommended.
Where can I put my personal belongings while on tour?
Each location provides an area to store your belongings. It is always best to bring only necessities to your activity as storage space may be limited. Catalina Tours and its vendors are not responsible for the loss, damage or theft of personal property.
Are there any other restrictions I need to be aware of regarding the Discover Scuba Diving experience?
YES! Guests may not travel via helicopter or airplane for a period of 24 hours after their dive. If the dive ends at 4 p.m. on Saturday, you cannot fly until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Guest must be able to swim and be comfortable in the water. For your safety, you should be in good health & free from high blood pressure, heart, neck or back problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Guests with a pacemaker may not participate. For safety reasons, all guests must speak English well enough to communicate with the dive instructor. Please note that guests are able to do a Parasail ride after their dive experience since the elevation of the Parasail experience we offer is less than 1000’.
How far is the Discover Scuba Diving check-in location from certain areas?
Walking time to common locations:
- Cabrillo Mole Area: 5-6 minutes
- Basketball/Volleyball/Old Ben Park Area: 3-4 minutes
- Green Pleasure Pier/Island Tour Plaza: 1-2 minutes
- Casino Building: 10-15 minutes
- Descanso Beach: 15-20 minutes
Is there food provided with the Discover Scuba Diving experience?
Due to the active nature of this experience, food & beverage is not included.
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