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In partnership with Diving Catalina

The Kelp Forest Catalina Island

Welcome to The Kelp Forest Dive Center

We offer specialized guided snorkeling and scuba excursions, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! We offer beginning scuba courses to the most advanced level. All courtesy of Diving Catalina.

Being the best dive shop in Catalina, we offer everything from scuba lessons, to snorkeling tours, to equipment rental. Our trained dive professionals give students and certified divers the great customer service and buying experience to help you with all your diving needs.

Our instructors have years of teaching experience, and they hold multiple certification agencies for different teaching styles. We offer basic scuba classes to professional level classes.

The Kelp Forest Dive Center offers only the best and highest quality scuba gear to make your dive experience one you will never forget.

Our Services

Scuba diving in the Kelp Forest Catalina Island

Rent Snorkel
& Scuba Gear

Enhance your Avalon vacation by sightseeing the beautiful sea life near Catalina Island!

Casino Point Diving at Catalina Island

Guided Snorkel &
Scuba Tours

Hosted by Diving Catalina, your journey begins at Casino Point. No experience necessary.

The store at the Kelp Forest Catalina Island

Apparel, Souvenirs,
Gifts & Scuba Accessories

We sell products we gathered from all over the United States. The Kelp Forest exclusively carries Essential Addictions products. Choose from our variety of indulgent and potent cannabis bath bombs. Every one has 100 mg of 99%+ pure THC free CBD isolate inside. Or try our shea butter. Find blissful relief from dry skin with amber vanilla shea butter. This thick, creamy moisturizer is made of pure organic shea butter blended with fragrance and essential oils.

Pearl Discovery at The Kelp Forest Catalina Island

Pearl Discovery

One of our most popular gifts is our Pearl Discovery Experience. The vacuum sealed oyster has a guaranteed pearl! Pick out one of our oysters and you can experience the thrill of finding a beautiful Akoya pearl! Will it be pink? Will it be black? Will there be twins? The fun doesn’t end there! You get to pick your keepsake pendant necklace. We have many pendants to choose from. To name a few; fish, dragonfly, seahorse, whale tail, sailfish, dog's paw, and many more.

Diving Catalina

Book your experience online

Want to book a snorkel, scuba tour or rental? Book these online at our partner website divingcatalina.com.