Scuba Diving

Catalina Scuba Luv

Learn To Scuba

Learn To Scuba Dive With Catalina Scuba Luv!

PADI Open Water Certification

With water covering more than two-thirds of the planet, the ocean is the world’s final frontier of exploration. If you want to explore this area of the planet, open water certification is the first step.

Recently selected as a PADI five-star resort, our state-of-the-art facility, friendly and knowledgeable diving staff and our ideal location on Catalina Island makes Catalina Scuba Luv the best choice for any certification.



Minimum age - 10 years old

Students to Provide
  • PADI Open Water Manual

  • Log Book

  • Recreational Diving Tables

  • PADI Open Water Diving Video or DVD

  • (Materials may be purchased at our facility)

We Provide
  • Mask, snorkel, fins, dive boots and gloves

  • Buoyancy compensating device

  • Adequate exposure protection (wetsuit or drysuit)

  • Regulator

  • Timing Device


15% off all retail merchandise during your class

10% off all retail merchandise after your class

Like many of PADI's courses, the Open Water Certification program, offers many options to make the experience as convient as possible.

Option One: Full Certification Course

Cost: $495.00 (private: $630.00)

Time Required: 3 Days

Day One:


Read and complete all of the knowledge reviews in the Open Water Manual

  • Go over knowlege reviews

  • Study Dive Tables

Chapter Quizzes


Confined Water Dives 1, 2, & 3

Day Two


  • Review all of the knowledge reviews in the open

  • Water manual as well as the rdp

  • Review Diving Theories

Final Exam


  • Confined Water Dives 4 & 5

  • Open Water Dives 1 & 2

Day Three


  • Open water dives 4 & 5

Option Two: PADI ELearning

Skip the classroom portion of your class by doing it online before you arrive.

Cost: $395.00 (private: $575.00)

Time required: 2 days

Day one

  • Review online course work

  • Confined Water Dives 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Day Two


  • Open water dives 1, 2, 3, & 4

Option Three: padi/ssi referral

Work wherever with whomever you choose and finish up here.

Cost: $85.00 per open water dive(private: +$20.00 per dive)

Time required: TBD

Guided Scuba Tours

Discover the wreck of the Sue Jac, explore intricate and beautiful kelp forests, find crevices filled with spiny lobsters and much more in the world famous Avalon Underwater Dive Park. The dive park, located at Casino Point, is arguably one of the best dive sites on the island, if not the world.


Guided Shore Dive: $75*

Additional private fee of $20 for single divers.

Additional Dives: $65

Certified divers have the option to see the park through the eyes of an experienced PADI professional. Reservations are available from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. everyday. Though walk-ins are welcomed, reservations are preferred.

Divers also have the option to head out after dark for an additional $10. Please note, we do not rent flashlights. Divers need to provide their own lights in order to dive.

All divers must have proof of certification to dive. Tanks, weights and vehicular transportation included. Any additional rental gear is available at a 50% discount.

The experience takes about 1hour and 30 minutes.

When renting gear, many divers choose to grab a pushcart and simply walk to the point, though some divers prefer to have their gear transported via baggage carrier or taxi. A taxi usually costs around $12 per person.

If you don’t have any underwater experience don’t worry. We also offer Discover Scuba Diving introductory dives for first-time divers.

*Private fee of $20 for parties fewer than two.

*If interested, after the first dive divers can arrange additional dives for $75 per person.

Rental Rates

With baggage fees rising and rising and scuba gear not getting any lighter it is sometimes just easier to rent. Scuba Luv is here to help. We have an extensive rental reserve and can help with any of your scuba needs.

All Gear: head-to-toe: $70.00 for 24 hours

Scuba package: $60.00

Includes bcd, reg, wetsuit, hood, gloves, and weights

Snorkeling package: $20.00

Includes mask, fins and snorkel

Tanks*: $15.00

Aluminum 50, 63, 72 & 80 cu ft

Steel low pressure 72, 80, 95

Tanks fill*: $7.00


Scubapro BCD*: $20.00 w/ power inflator only

Scubapro Regulator*: $20.00 scuba package w/ gauges

Weight belt: $8.00

Wetsuit: $20.00

Hood: $7.00

Gloves: $7.00

Booties: $7.00 scuba gauge

32% Nitrox: $18.00

36% Nitrox: $22.00

All rental periods are for 24hrs. However, if you are renting for multiple days a 25% discount is offered for the second day. Please note, multi-day discount are available for consecutive day rentals only.

*Certified divers must present their C-Card in order to rent any Scuba Gear

Dive Packages

All dive packages are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplements are available at an additional cost. Please remember all prices are based on availability and exclude holidays. Prices last revised 06/25/14.

Sculpin Package
  • Roundtrip transportation from the mainland

  • Two nights of hotel accommodations

  • Two days of boat diving

  • Gear transportation between dive boat & hotel













Eel Package
  • Roundtrip transportation from the mainland

  • Two nights of hotel accommodations

  • One day of boat diving

  • Gear transportation between dive boat & hotel













Garibaldi Package
  • Roundtrip transportation from the mainland

  • Three nights of hotel accommodations

  • Two days of boat diving

  • Gear transportation between dive boat & hotel













Cross channel transportation is booked on the Catalina Express. The express has terminals located in Long Beach or San Pedro. Additionally, passangers can depart from Dana Point for an extra $2 per person.

Boat Diving

A day of boat diving aboard the King Neptune costs $125 for a three-tank dive. Non-Divers and snorkelers are welcome as well for $63 per person. Boat trips include continental breakfast, lunch, a snack, tanks and weights. All prices do not include a 7% harbor use tax or fuel surcharge. For more about our boat charters click here.

Shore Diving

Shore diving includes tanks, weights and one airfill. If not already included in your dive package, a day of shore diving can be added to any package for $30 per person per day.

Package Add Ons

• Shark Diving • Lobster Diving • Night Dives • Specialty Dives • Guided Dives • Introductory Dives • Underwater Photo Equipment • Underwater Videography • Island Sightseeing Tours • Nitrox Tours • Liveaboard Trips • Drager and Inspiration Rebreathers • Rentals • Many other Certifications • Referral Dives

Gear Repair

Catalina Scuba Luv repairs Scuba Gear

Take care of your Scuba gear and your Scuba gear will take care of you. However, sometimes gear breaks. Nothing can spoil your dive like broken equipment.

Catalina Scuba Luv can repair your scuba gear and "Save your dive."

Examples of some common repairs may include, but are not limited to:
  • Masks: straps and buckles. Replacement masks for sale or rent.

  • Snorkels: Keepers, mouthpieces, new or rental.

  • Fins: Straps, buckles, spring straps, new models, rentals

  • Bouyancy Compensation Devices: annual service, alternate air source repair, integrated weight pockets, etc.

  • Regulators: annual service, diaphragm replacement, repair, gauges, valves, hoses, etc.

  • Weights: Integrated and belt

  • Rebreathers: rentals, repair and kitty litter

  • Call us for specific questions: (310) 510-2350 (Catalina) or (800) BOB DIVE

Catalina Scuba LUV

126 Catalina Avenue,

Avalon, CA 90704

Phone. 310-510-2350