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Location: Catalina (United States (west))
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The Kelp forestes surrounding Catalina Island are one of the most bio-diverse sopts on earth. Whilte there are several diver operators at Catalina as well as operators on the mainland, the City of Avalon has established a dive park exclusively for divers and snorklers. The area is quite large and accessible by a set of stairs that accomodate several divers entering and exiting at the same time. The depth ranges from 20' to 120'. There are several wrecks ranging from a schooner that sunk in the 1920's to small boats. There is also an old pier with a great amount of growth. The water temp ranges from a low in the mid-50's to mid-70's in the summer months. On weekends during the summer months, a tank fill service is in operation as well as a location for the rental of tanks, weights and other gear.

Catalina Express provides ferry service to the Island on a daily basis with a round trip ticket in the $40 range.

This is about the closest you can get to a boat dive without the actual boat!
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Rock Fish Portrait
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Girabaldi are California's state fish and one of the largest...
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Crevice Kelpfish, Gibbonsia montereyensis.
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Catalina or Blue Banded Goby
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California Spiny Lobsters, Panulirus interruptus, attain hea...
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Juvenile Girabaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus.
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Giant Kelp Forrest
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Giant Keyhole Limpet, Megathura crenulata
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Non diving activities: Some things to see and do.
Language: English
Money: USD
Stability: No travelling problems expected
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