Freediving is quickly growing into one of the most popular water activities in the world. It's among one of the best things to do on Catalina Island. Catalina Scuba has one of the best freediving and underwater photography instructors in the world. John Kowitz combines his background in freediving, love for the ocean, and passion for photography to capture stunning underwater images. John is a freediving instructor, has worked as a spearfishing guide in Maui, as well as a
Catalina Island is 1 of an eight-island archipelago along the Santa Barbara Channel in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Southern California. The giant kelp forests of the Channel Islands are ranked one of the top ten diving destinations in the world. So bring you GoPro and underwater cameras for spectacular macro and wide angle shots to experience some of the best things to do on Catalina. Getting to Catalina Island is relatively easy and convenient. The Catalina Express
Giant sea bass reaching a size of 2.5 m (8.2 ft) and a weight of up to 255 kg (562 lbs) have been reported. However, in Charles F. Holder's book The Channel Islands of California, published in 1910, the author claims specimens taken from the Gulf of California attained 800 lb (360 kg). Aside from its tremendous size, the giant sea bass is also known for its lengthy lifespan. They mature around the age of 11 or 12, around the weight of 50 lb. However, some of the largest speci
Catalina Island is about a 1 hour and 15 minute boat ride on the Catalina Express, or a 15 minute helicopter ride exclusively at IEX Helicopters. A little over 20 miles from the nation’s second largest metropolitan region lies beautiful Santa Catalina Island. Many people visit for a day but the island offers a plethora of activities to keep one occupied for much longer. Avalon is the largest town on the island with about 5,000 full time residents. In contrast, the only other
Catalina Island offers a mild subtropical climate with warm year-round temperatures. During winter months, the average high is 63 degrees F and the average low is 50 degrees F. During summer months, the average high hovers around 72 degrees F, while the average low is around 65 degrees F. Catalina Island has epic scuba diving, freediving, and snorkeling year round. However, their are pros and cons on which time of year is best to visit. We're about to lay them out for you.
Whether you're a beginner with no experience or a seasoned professional, every diver can benefit from continuing your education. Catalina Scuba specializes in training for the inexperienced novice all the way up to dive instructor courses. As a certified scuba diver you’ve already experienced the thrill of exploring parts of the underwater world, but know there’s more to discover. Whether you’re looking for new dive adventures, to improve your scuba skills, or both at once,