Catalina Island

Rich Coast Diving

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Diving the Catalina Islands

Isla Catalina (Catalina Island) offers a great opportunity to swim with the Pacific giant manta rays as well as huge schools of fish and sharks. Dolphins, humpback whales, and orcas are frequently seen during the Catalina Island trips, usually on the way up or back. Diving here is suited for certified open water divers with some experience. This is because the dives might have some strong currents. If you’re not sure if your diving experience is enough, please feel free to contact us.

The islands are also known as the Cats. We have been diving here since 1993. We have unique expertise in the environment, the conditions, and the tips and tricks.

Rich Coast Diving offers PADI professionals to guide your tour as well as all the required equipment to make this an exciting and safe dive. If you can’t bring your equipment on the plane, we have a full Scubapro line of equipment to rent to you. PADI Pros get free equipment.

The Catalina Islands

The boat ride to Catalina Island (Isla Catalina) is about one hour long and includes two tanks of diving (minimum of four divers to create a trip). We also offer the option to add a third tank to the trip (includes a homemade lunch during the surface interval). Although peak manta ray season in Catalina is from November until May, we are able to organize dive trips to the islands year-round — the sites provide loads of marine life and stunning topography. Most of the divers who have joined us on the Catalina Island tour have told us that it was among the most beautiful dive sites they have ever seen!