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Catalina West End-Magician Dive Boat-Feb. 10, 2019-(OW divers and above)

Join Channel Islands Dive Adventures on a trip to Catalina West End aboard Magician Dive Boat

The West end and backside of Catalina has some of the best dives Catalina has to offer. These sites have very healthy kelp forests and excellent underwater terrain and offer something for everyone.

sea fans off the magician dive boat at catalina island

Trip Details

  • Where: West end of Catalina
  • Depart from: 22nd Street Landing, San Pedro
  • When: Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019
  • Time: Board at 6:00 am Sunday or after 8:00 pm Saturday and depart at 7:00 am with us getting back about 6:00 pm.
  • Cost: $145.00 includes, 3 dives, food, drinks & air

This trip is best suited for

OW divers and above and a great choice for divers wanting to sharpen their diving skills for more advanced trips. The dive sites visited have something for everyone. Dive sites are to be determined by “BEST CONDITIONS” based on water visibility, tides, current, surge, swell and wind. Good buoyancy control and surface signal tubes are always recommended

Trip Highlights

The west end of Catalina has some excellent diving with dive sites such as Cape Cortez, Eagles Nest, Wild West and more. It is possible we might also visit some sites along the front west side of Catalina such as Bird Rock, Ship Rock, Parsons Landing. Lots of Catalina has the kelp coming back and the west end dive sites seem to be doing the best plus with the kelp forest you typically have the sea lions, bat rays, sheephead, Garibaldi and more to see. Water temperature and visibility tend to be very good here as well.


On this trip we will have Guest Photographer Zac Araneta joining us to give free tips and suggestions for those who ask. Read more about Zac HERE.

The Boat

The Magician had been owned and operated by Captain Jerry Lewis for many years creating a good following for the boat and now with the new owner/operator Captain Carl Mayhugh it only seems to get better. Captain Carl is not new to the SoCal area nor to dive boats plus he knows the weather patterns and how to make customers happy. There is no spearfishing allowed on the Magician. Read more about the Magician HERE.

magician dive boat


If you have any questions, please contact Ken at or call (805) 469-7288