CATALINA ISLAND Excursion & Tour with Dressel Divers

DRESSEL DIVERS
Catalina Island Excursions & Tours

Our Catalina Island excursion and tour is totally focused on diving and snorkeling along shores visited by one of the most famous people in history. The island was baptized “Santa Catalina” by none other than Christopher Columbus. Unlike most excursions to Catalina Island this tour offers the unique chance to experience its most famous underwater views with the help of staff truly specialized in diving and snorkeling.

The tours are fantastic for BOTH DIVERS & SNORKELERS because all day long it keeps friends and families together on the boat and for lunch, with the exception of the reef visits, where divers briefly split away, for example to go deeper along the famous Catalina Island wall.

The island is a natural park with limited acess and so we do not go ashore because the only small beach where this is allowed is usually so packed with visitors it totally spoils the experience.

On the way back the excursion lunch is organized at a unique restaurant located right on the river bank of the Chavon estuary. Meat, fish, rice, salad etc are on the menu and drinks and coffee are also included. There are shower facilities also. After we follow the river upstream and enjoy a lovely boat ride with amazing views on the lush river banks.

Frequency: Every Wednesday.

Catalina Island Tours
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Available for SNORKELERS and SCUBA DIVERS

DIVING EXCURSIONS to Catalina Island

The Catalina Island diving excursions take you to the THE WALL a spectacular drop-off. From the beach, a gentle slope leads towards the wall, plunging rather steeply into the deep. Every square inch /centimeter of this plateau and wall is covered with sponges and hard or soft coral. The depth of the terrace varies from 1.5 to 6 meters, which guarantees plenty of “safety stop” time on the way back from the deeper wall.


The name of the next dive site says it all. Incredibly healthy coral formations await you on the almost flat sandy bottom. Yellow stingrays, lobsters, moray eels, angelfish, grunts, snappers, soldier fish and trunkfish are only part of its attraction. Huge vase and barrel sponges hide stone crabs and “sea spiders”.  This tour can also BE SHARED WITH TRAVEL PARTNERS THAT DO NOT DIVE.

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SNORKELING TOURS to Catalina Island

The Catalina Island snorkeling excursions offer the opportunity to see some of the most fantastic reefs in the country.  This is your opportunity to cruise along with our spacious boat in view of amazing tropical beaches in their original state as Catalina Island has no constructions other than some colorful huts with palmed roofs. The turquoise waters bordering the island are a snorkeler’s paradise.


As a snorkeler you enjoy not only the landside views of this amazing natural park but also its surrounding underwater world giving you a complete picture of this virgin tropical island. If you have diving companions that came with you this is the perfect tour because apart from being organized together from the beginning to the end, on the Catalina Wall you can actually be in the water together and see much of the same reef.

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Every Monday, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Every Friday.

Visibility, Temperature & more

Incredible diving
all year-round.
Average visibility:
+115 feet (+35 meters)
Coldest water temp.:
78.8 ºF (26 ºC)
Warmest water temp.:
87.8ºF (31 ºC)
Wetsuits (full) rentals:
0.18 inch / 3mm
Aluminum Tanks:
80 cubic feet (12 liters)
Full Tank :
+/- 3,000 psi (200 bar)
INT Connection,
DIN Adapters available

Our tours welcome everyone!

WHEREVER YOU STAY you can join the Dressel Divers Catalina Island tour for scuba diving or snorkeling!

STAY AT ALMOST ANY RESORT and board our Catalina Island tour transport right from it´s reception or other agreed pick up point, should the former not be possible!

Our Catalina Island TOURS INCLUDE

  • With exceptions, transfer directly from your hotel or agreed pick up point to our Bayahibe Dive center (please consult).
  • Boat trip to the reefs of Catalina island leaving directly from our dive center pier, including unlimited beverages.
  • Lunch at a restaurant right on the Chavon river estuary with drinks and coffee included. River cruise right after.
  • FOR SNORKELERS: Professional snorkel guide, mask, snorkel, fins, snorkel vest, boat, crew and 2 snorkeling sessions on 2 different reefs.
  • FOR DIVERS: Professional dive guide, dive boat and crew for 2 dives. NOTE: These 2 dives are purchased separately or taken from a package (rental scuba equipment available).
  • FREE NITROX! if you are nitrox certified (courses available).

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From $92

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