There’s a a friendly, go-with-the-flow atmosphere on the island, so divers regularly just leave their things around by the back of the park in piles, and their stuff almost never gets disturbed. We left all of our things over in a corner when we were diving, and there were no issues at all. The honor system is pretty strong over on Catalina. Perhaps the best part, however, is that the dive park has stairs that go right into the water, so you don’t have to worry about the hassles of beach diving. You can put on your gear, walk about 30 feet, and just go down the stairs directly into the water. On your way out, the surge will take you right up to the water, as well.
The most amazing part about this dive park, however, is what lives on under the water. There is a beautiful large forest of kelp, many different types of plants and fish, and, if you’re lucky, you just might see some giant sea bass. We saw sea bass the size of cows when we were there. There were also plenty of garabaldi, and we even saw a moray eel.
Many diving classes go to take their final dive tests out at Casino Point dive park, and it makes sense. It’s controlled, beautiful, and, even on the weekends in the summer, it’s not too overcrowded. I highly recommend giving it a go and going diving at Casino Point Dive Park if you’re a certified diver!