- $19 for a 90-minute traditional snorkeling tour at Casino Point for one ($49 value)
The tour includes a snorkel and mask, fins, and a wetsuit. After leading a brief tutorial, instructors guide visitors through the protected reefs and sandy terrain of Casino Point Underwater Dive Park on a snorkeling tour. The waters teem with brightly colored marine life, such as blue-dotted starfish and the bright-orange garibaldi—a fish so tame it will often eat french fries straight from divers’ hands. Guides also plunge down to the sea floor, bringing back marine animals for tourists to experience firsthand. As there are no onsite changing facilities, guides advise visitors to wear their swimsuits beneath their street clothes.
Just off the coast of Southern California in the waters surrounding Catalina Island resides an underwater civilization as awe-inspiring as the city above. To see it, the experienced divers of Diving Catalina outfit explorers of all skill levels to swim over the marine landscape, leading journeys into the protected Casino Point Underwater Dive Park and the kelp forest. In addition to guiding tours, Diving Catalina also rents snorkeling equipment and leads classes that range from introductory dives to advanced, postcertification scuba training to become the next Aquaman.