Diving off Catalina in June

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I just returned from a trip to the Casino Point Dive Park. Cameras were everywhere, including mine. I found CDS to be a great operation, with good rental gear. The diving was good, water temp high 50s to low 60s, visbility about 20 feet. Very comfortble with my semi-dry wetsuit. Many in the party encountered black sea bass to just don't plan on macro photography of nudibranchs. Check out the diving museum in the Casino between dives, they have some very interesting items. A map of the dive park in located near the stairs and contains a great deal of useful information such as depth, heading and distance to underwater points from the entry point. One thing that I found is that many businesses in Avalon are charging up to a 3 perecent "service fee" for customers using credit or debit cards, You will see the signs stating so near the cash registers. If this is an issue for you, bring extra cash.
Thanks for the info!
 
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We've dived at Casino and other locations around Cat Isle year-round. June was by far the worst month to dive due to the algal blooms. Could've been our tough luck, but many others have shared the same experience with us. October and March had the best vis.
 

yle

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Also curious about photography. Their web site says that PADI prohibits cameras.
Must be a misunderstanding. My best guess is that their website is referring to DSD participants, which is what CDS gets a lot of... people that have never dived, come over to Catalina for the day, want to "try scuba diving." The shop gets to make the rules, and it's convenient to tell participants that it's PADI's rule.

Certified divers can do what they want, cameras or whatever.
 
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