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Catalina Island Info

Discussion in 'SoCal' started by Teamcasa, May 2, 2008.

  1. Trailboss123

    Trailboss123 Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Tacoma, WA & Channel Islands, CA- USA
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  2. Trailboss123

    Trailboss123 Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Tacoma, WA & Channel Islands, CA- USA
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    That was for Catalina. Anacapa and Santa Cruz islands are similar. 67 degrees water temp and 20-40 foot viz based on location.
     
  3. Trailboss123

    Trailboss123 Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Tacoma, WA & Channel Islands, CA- USA
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  4. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

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    Thanks! Didn't expect to see water temps that warm. I thought El Nino was over and the water was going to cool off. Guess I will be packing the 5mm for the weekend.
     
  5. blue steal

    blue steal Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southern California/Redondo Beach area
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    Does anyone know if the air fill station at the park will be open for fills on weekdays after labor day.
    I ask because we are planning a dive trip out Sept 11-13 Mon-Wed.
    Also what time do they open?
    Thanks.
     
  6. hsinhai

    hsinhai Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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    Can anyone report water temps at depth in Catalina currently? wondering whether to pack the 6/7 or 5mm for this weekend
     
  7. merxlin

    merxlin ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: So. Cal.
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    Contact Catalina Divers Supply directly- they run the fill trailer. Catalina Divers Supply - Catalina Island, California - Dolphin Quest, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Whale Watching, Dolphin Watching, Scuba Certification & Classes, Scuba Diving Equipment
     
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  8. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

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    5mm was fine for the first 30 feet or so.
    Below that it got cold. I saw 61 on my slow to change computer temp, someone else stated 59. That was in the 70-90 range.
     
  9. Aloha Joe

    Aloha Joe Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Honolulu, HI
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    Catalina Dive Co and ScubaLuv merged - it's just one company now. I'm new so I don't know any different, but it was nice having 'my dive shop' all over Avalon - I could rent gear, get tanks, on the pier, in town, at the point, etc.

    Also, water temp was 66 between 60-80ft last weekend (10/2-10/22).
     
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  10. SlickDiver

    SlickDiver Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Ohio, USA
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    I'm heading to Avalon in mid-September. Never been to Catalina before. What are the conditions like at that time of year? Water temp, visibility, etc.? I'm wondering which wetsuit I should bring. Is mid-September still peak diving season, or will the crowds have thinned out by then? I'll be there for a few days, so I'm hoping to do the dive park and boat dives. Which is better? I'll be bringing all my own gear, except tanks and weights. I welcome any tips/advice on how to make diving in Catalina easy and enjoyable. Thanks!
     

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