To start off a west-coast American autumn, we headed to Casino
Point, Catalina Island.
Although the dive itself wasn't great due to water visibility
(cloudy day and the general murk); it, along with Avalon's views
(and, as Huck reminds us all, ice cream shops), made for a
We brought all of our kit—against
Kristaps' formal complaints, considering he ended up carrying
it—but in the end it was worth it.
Though listed at a comfortable 23 degrees, we would have been
freezing without our 7 mm. Henderson
Do we have any suggestions?
First, bring warm gear.
We used our thick suits and gloves, and if it gets colder, will
probably also dive with hoods.
Where the ferry lands (as we found out after the fact), you can
rent a service at the baggage desk where you can leave your
things and they'll deliver them to the dive site, then collect
them after the fact.
If you're diving Casino Point, there's a public shower right
nearby (where you can rent towels and soap): a must for
Bring cash for all of these services!
Marine life in this article: Garibaldi damselkelp bassgiant kelprock wrasse.