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Diving and Visiting Catalina Island [VIDEO]

Diving and Visiting Catalina Island [VIDEO]

Casino Point Dive Park, located in Avalon on Santa Catalina Island, California, is quickly becoming one of our favorite dive spots in the United States. The kelp forest is teeming with brilliant marine life and the kelp fronds create a stage for light rays to dance through, making for some amazing underwater photography and videography opportunities. 

The city of Avalon itself is also a gem, a very walkable city with a laid-back vibe. You'll find great restaurants and shops, and the island also offers hiking, kayaking, and plenty more. We ended our latest trip to Catalina at the Scuba Show in Long Beach, California. Want to join us on our next dive trip? Visit our Events page to stay up to date.


This video was shot by Logan Wood, John Brigham, Jean Rydberg, and Gary Burns using a variety of cameras in Ikelite underwater housings and the DS230 strobe: Canon EOS R5, Sony a7 IV, Sony ZV-1, Nikon Z6 II, and Olympus OM-1.


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