Come on in -- the waters around Catalina Island go well beyond "fine." They're a crystal-clear, cerulean blue and are teeming with fish, crustaceans, and urchins in every color of the rainbow;
• $19 ($45 value) for a snorkeling tour around Casino Point
• $29 ($69 value) for a power-snorkeling tour around Casino Point
• Each aquatic adventure goes down 20 miles offshore
The regular snorkeling tour is a 45-minute exploration of a protected harbor area and includes a mask and snorkel set, fins, and a wet suit. During orientation, an experienced instructor will explain the island's algae-based ecosystem. Afterward, snorkelers are invited to dive toward the sea floor while sand dollars, lobsters, and maybe even an octopus float within arm's length.
The power-snorkeling tour is a 45-minute excursion that includes all the perks of the first option -- like rentals and instruction -- along with a compact SeaJet propelling device that'll help you pick up speed. Light and portable, the power snorkel unit allows you to cover more distance than you might with standard equipment.
PAID VALUE DOES NOT EXPIRE
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON November 20, 2013
Catalina Snorkel & Scuba
An Underwater Wonderland: Snorkeling around Casino Point
- from $19