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 Canon100 1/200 f18 iso100
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 Canon100  1/200 f16 iso100
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Underwater Photo Location: Catalina Island

Underwater Photo Location: Catalina Island

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Some of southern California's best diving!
Facts about Catalina Island
  • It is in United States
  • Catalina Island is in the Pacific.
  • The typical depth is 0-50 Metres 0-160 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 10-30 Metres 30-100 Feet.
Dive Operators - United States
  1. Explorer Ventures
  2. Sunset Divers
  3. Truk Lagoon Dive Center
  4. Aqua Hut Dive & Travel Services
  5. Great Adventures Diveshop
  6. Sand Dollar
  7. South Pacific Island Travel
  8. Island & Cruise Adventure Inc.
  9. Reservation Services Int. Inc.
  10. Aggressor Fleet
  11. Livewell Ventures
  12. Roatan Charter Inc.
  13. Atlantis Dive Center, Inc.
  14. Kids Sea Camp
  15. Caribbean Adventures
  16. Travel Masters
  17. Aqua Dreams Travel, Inc.
  18. Maduro Dive Fanta-Seas
  19. Neal Watson's Undersea Adventures
  20. Mid-Altantic Scuba Center
  21. Pro Dive
  22. Billbeard's Costa Rica
  23. Underwater Safaris
  24. Scuba North
  25. Seasport Divers Hawaii
  26. Ocean Concepts
  27. Smoky Mountain Divers
  28. Abyss Dive Center
  29. Amoray Dive Resort
  30. Kona Honu Divers
  31. Openwater Habitat
  32. Reef Trekkers Hawaii
  33. Scuba Shack
  34. Chris Sawyer Diving Center
  35. Rex Dive Center
  36. Dive Vacations By Occidental
  37. Bahia Tours Inc.
  38. The Ski & Scuba Connection
  39. Buddy Dive Resort
  40. Caradonna Caribbean Tours
  41. Island Dreams Travel
  42. Kona Coast Divers Hawaii
  43. Maui Dive Shop Hawaii
  44. Peter Hughes Diving Inc.
  45. Sail Dive Yacht
  46. 1St Spice Divers
  47. 3 Little Devils
  48. Adventure Water Sports
  49. Alpha Marine And Diving
  50. Aquarius Dive & Travel
  51. Aquatic Perceptions
  52. Beneath The Sea
  53. Broadreach Summer Adventures For Teenagers
  54. Discovery Diving Co.
  55. Dive Kauai Scuba Center
  56. Diver Down Dive Charters
  57. Kellys On The Bay & Aqua-Nut Divers
  58. Lady Cyana Divers
  59. Lady-Go-Dive Charters
  60. Laguna Sea Sports
  61. Lake Ouachita Dive Center
  62. Lighthouse Dive Ctr
  63. Looe Key Reef Resort & Dive Center
  64. Rocky Mountain Scuba Club
  65. Silent World Dive Center
  66. Splash Dive Ctr Inc
  67. Treasure Cove Watersports Inc
  68. Maui Scuba Diving
  69. Reef Fantaseas
  70. Divi Resorts
  71. alwaysstock
  72. Angelfish Foundation
  73. Reel Eaxy Charters
  74. Reef Rainforest
  75. Florida Public Archaeology Network
  76. Florida Public Archaeology Network
  77. H2O Tours, Inc.
  78. Aqua Sport
  79. Ocean Master
  80. Learning Through Travel, Inc.
  81. Shark Diving International
  82. Pro Dive
  83. Solmar V
  84. Travel Masters
  85. Kona Village Resort
  86. Waikiki Diving
  87. Jack's Diving Locker
  88. Catalyst Caribbean Adventures
  89. Trimarine Boat Company
  90. Dive Maui/Hawaiian Rafting Adventures
  91. Dive & Sea Sports
  92. Spree Expeditions, Inc.
  93. Scuba Travel Ventures
  94. Great Expeditions Travel
  95. PWD
  96. Innerspace Productions
  97. the MANTA
  98. Ocean Presence Technologies
  99. YDI Scuba
  100. World Resorts of Distinction
  101. Aua-Trek USA
  102. Miss Scuba
  103. Dolphin Destiny Adventures
  104. South Seas Adventures
  105. Oceana
  106. Dream Weaver Travel
  107. Maduro Dive
  108. Caradonna Dive Adventures
  109. Den Laman Condominiums
  111. Neal Watson's Undersea Adventures
  112. Bahia Tours Inc.
  113. Best Western Crystal River Resort
  114. Travel Network
  115. Lost Coast Excursions
  116. Live Well Ventures Travel Services
  117. Agressor Fleet
  118. Blue Lagoon Cruises Ltd
  119. Caradonna Dive Adventures
  120. Caribbean Adventures/World Dive Adventures
  121. Deep Blue Divers
  122. Go Diving!
  123. Proprietor
  124. Juliet Sailing and Diving
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by Douglas Klug
Touch. An old capture from the mid 1990's using my old Nikonos V with a 20mm lens in natural light. Image shot off Catalina Island at f/5.6 1/125 seconds in about 20' of water.

by Scott Gietler
Garibaldi coming out of the darkness.

by Douglas Klug
Color Tease. A shy blue-banded goby at Catalina Island. Image taken with a Canon Digital Rebel and 60mm f/2.8 lens in Ikelite Housing with DS50 strobe. Shot at f/22 and 1/320 second.

by Walt Conklin
After playing hide and go seek under the kelp for 1/2 an hour he finally got comfortable enough with me to make contact by first tugging on my fins, then I rolled over and sat on the oceans bottom trying to get a good picture of this inquisitive seal

by Austin Rice
I snapped this with my cousin's Canon G10. Believe it or not, the deckhand in the white shirt is dry. The stern of the boat dropped when the swell passed it. The crest of the swell was between the boat and me. The deckhand was standing on a platform.

by Walt Conklin
I was trying to get the gorgonian properly exposed with the diver overhead while this Garibaldi was constantly pecking at my dome port, finally he came to the center and I got this shot.

by Walt Conklin
Back off/ This was my first encounter with a Mantis Shrimp, I was a little hesitant to get too close.

by Walt Conklin
Orange snot, NOT/ Orange puffball sponge, up close and personal.

by Rick Tegeler

by Rick Tegeler
Hemissinda. Tough to improve on the original, though!

by Eric Addicott
This is an octopus at Casino Point, Catalina Island, California. Taken at 20' depth while freediving with Canon S95, Recsea housing, Sea and Sea strobe, and an Inon wide-angle fisheye lens. F 2.0, 1/60, ISO 160.

by Morgan Ashton
Sea Lion at Ship Rock off Santa Catalina island.

by Morgan Ashton
Blowing Bubbles. Sea Lion off of Catalina. DX-2G.

by Morgan Ashton
Kelp Dreams. Catalina Island.

by Morgan Ashton
Sea lions synchronized sunbathing. On top of Farnsworth Reef, Catalina.

by Morgan Ashton
Octopus on Farnsworth Reef, Catalina.

by Morgan Ashton
Breaking Away. Sea Lion at Ship Rock, Catalina.

by Morgan Ashton
3D Garibaldi in Catalina

by Janice Carter
I took this image off Catalina Island, California. It's a spanish shawl nudibranch that just decided to pose cute for me.

by Rasmus Raahauge
Image shot close to Catalina Island
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