Nothing better than a quick and easy access location for us to kick off the diving season!
Most SoCal divers have already been to Casino Point and know what a gift that is for local divers. A one-hour boat ride for 37 bucks each way, a twelve (yes, twelve, not thirteen, not fifteen) minute walk, and there we are: at this amazing shore diving spot. Clear water, kelp, ship wrecks and tons of fish right off the shore.
We’re going on the 6:00 AM boat out of Long Beach and coming back on the 6:15 PM. You have to be at the dock by 5:30 AM. I suggest you get there early and have breakfast at the little cafeteria. Pretty nice. We should arrive in Catalina and be off the boat by 7:30. We’ll head out to Casino Point and should be in the water by 8:15. We’ll do 3 or 4 dives, have lunch at the beach club chill for a little bit, and head back on the 6:15 PM boat. It's an awesome day. Catalina has that fun island vibe. A day there feels like a mini-vacation.
They have a trailer with air right there. Last time I was there it was 7.00 a fill. If you need to rent any equipment, they also have equipment for rent right at the trailer. Call Catalina Divers Supply (http://www.catalinadiverssupply.com/) to inquire: (310)[masked]. BRING YOUR CERTIFICATION CARD. You will need it to rent anything and to get air.
RSVP here and then go to http://catalinaexpress.com to reserve your ticket. That 6:00 boat is the scuba divers boat and it often sells out on Saturdays. Let me know if you have any questions.
See you out there,