COVID-19 Update: Scuba diving is restricted in some areas. Learn More Casino Point Avalon, CA, United States Dive Types Ocean, Salt Water, Shore Useful training for this site Fish Identification, Digital Underwater Photographer Common Sightings Lobster, Pelagic Fish, Reef Fish, Sea Bass, Sharks Casino Point on Catalina Island is one of the most-loved shore dives in Southern California. It offers many conveniences for divers including a nearby cafe, benches, bathrooms, and stairs for easy entry and exit. The water temps are some of the warmest in Southern California, around 13°C/55°F in winter and 23°C/74°F in September and October. You can visit Catalina via ferry from Los Angeles or Orange County. A day trip allows you to make 2-3 dives, or you can book a hotel and enjoy a relaxing holiday on this picturesque island. Underwater locals include: garibaldi, bat rays, horn sharks, sheephead, spiny lobster, and massive (but very docile) black sea bass. The average dive depth is 15 metres/50 feet, and the maximum depth is 29 metres/95 feet. Visibility ranges from 8 to 24 metres/26 to 80 feet. Photo Credit: worldswildlifewonders/shutterstock.com; Sofiia Dorsey/shutterstock.com; Brent Barnes/shutterstock.com Note on Sources* 33.3486397, -118.324795 Avalon, CA, United States (33.34, -118.32) Get directions Nearby Dive Shops Get in touch with a nearby dive shop to set up a guided tour, gear, etc. Catalina Divers Supply Avalon, CA, US (310) 510-0330 View Shop Details Pacific Wilderness San Pedro, CA, US (310) 833-2422 View Shop Details PCH Scuba Agoura Hills , CA, US (310) 621 2361 View Shop Details View more California's Best Dive Sites Santa Barbara Island , CA, United States The Arch Catalina Island, CA, United States Farnsworth Banks PADI Learning Earning your PADI certification will forever change the way you see the world, both above and below the surface. If you are already certified, hone your skills or take a more advanced course to open up new diving opportunities. Whether you are new to diving or looking to learn more, PADI eLearning is the perfect option to get started right away. Complete part of your course online from wherever suits you and then get in the water with your local dive center or wherever you are traveling to complete your certification! Start Your Course Be A Torchbearer One single person can make a difference and that person is you. PADI’s mission is to create a billion torchbearers that explore and protect our ocean. A community that cares deeply about healing the planet above and below the surface, PADI Torchbearers inspire others to bring about meaningful change by turning passion into purpose for the ocean. LEARN MORE Destinations Across the World Australia Germany Italy Netherlands New Zealand Spain United Kingdom United States *The information displayed on this page has been provided by one or multiple third parties. PADI does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of such information. PADI reminds you to adhere to the PADI Standard Safe Diving Practices and recommends that you consult a dive professional familiar with the site and its present conditions before diving. PADI does not assume responsibility for the use or misuse of this information and under no circumstances will PADI be liable for any loss or direct, indirect, special or consequential damages causes by reliance on this information.