Scuba Dive Camp

A Scuba Certification Teen Camp on Santa Catalina Island Unlike Any Other

Are you looking for a scuba certification camp in California? How would you like to spend two weeks living on board a fully equipped hundred and twelve foot long marine research vessel, while touring the various hidden coves of Catalina Island?! This is exactly what you get when you attend a two-week teen camp with Floating Sea Camp!

Scuba Certification While At Camp

Catalina Island is one of the most prestigious and desirable scuba diving locations in the world. There are multiple underwater ecosystems visible in a single dive session such as the kelp forest, rocky reefs and sandy bottom ecosystems, each with their own wide array of marine biodiversity.

You get the chance to dive at the world famous Avalon Casino Dive Park, where you can witness the enormous black sea bass up close and personal! With water temperatures in the low to mid seventies during the summer months, you can feel comfortable while practicing your skills and learning the science of scuba diving.

At the end of your training you receive your lifetime PADI scuba certification card, which will allow you the opportunity to dive at any location around the world.

Marine Biology Shipboard Camp

Living on board the Enhydra is an experience you will cherish for a lifetime. Our well-trained naturalist staff is passionate about imparting a passion for the ocean environment. In addition to your scuba certification training you also receive instruction in many various Oceanography and marine biology topics. First you enjoy a short lecture on the flora and fauna you are most likely to see during the activity, and then you put of your gear and enter the marine environment where you have your own personal hands-on experience and encounter with the natural world beneath the surface.

Floating Sea Camp Program

Floating Sea Camp is a world-class program unlike any other where you get the chance to live on board a Coast Guard certified marine research vessel, which is fully equipped with all the toys and gear we need to enjoy one adventure after the other. The ship is fully loaded with kayaks, wet suits, masks and snorkels, as well as water sampling equipment, trawling nets and microscopes for observing plankton and other specimen that we find during our marine biology camp activities.

In addition to all this, we also spend full day excursions to the various destinations on the island where you can enjoy exploring sea caves, remote island beaches and nature trails. You spend a day surfing on the backside of the island and camping at one of the most remote and beautiful campgrounds on California, Little Harbor.

Accommodations On Board The Enhydra

Although we are visiting some of the most remote natural areas on Catalina Island, you are able to return to the comfort and safety of your own stateroom on board the ship every night. Each stateroom has two bunks, along with a private bathroom and shower. The Enhydra feels like a floating hotel, with a full professional galley, dining area, upper decks for viewing and lounging and large front deck, as well.

Ready to come join us this summer?! Register on this site or call our offices during normal business hours at: (310) 519-3172 ext 980

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Check Out MSA’s New Adventure Scuba Camp On Catalina Island For Teens

Have you ever wanted to try scuba diving during or get your scuba license during summer camp? This is an incredible chance to experience so incredible that you are bound to remember it for the rest of your life!

Learning To Scuba Dive On Catalina Island

Catalina Island is known for it’s clear waters and protected marine ecosystems, making it one of the most majestic and desirable locations to scuba dive in the world. You see a plethora of sea life including fish, invertebrates, marine mammals, rays, skates and docile sharks (such as leopard sharks and horn sharks, which are non-aggressive and not dangerous to humans).

Avalon’s Casino Point Dive Park is a protected marine preserve with a regular abundance of sea life including the enormous black sea bass, which have become regular residents. You can refill your tank for only $5.00 and enjoy multiple sessions at your leisure.

Floating Sea Camp Dive Program

Mountain and Sea Adventures (MSA) has started offering participants of their Floating Sea Camp summer program the opportunity to try out scuba diving, or even get your lifetime scuba certification card during two-week teen camp.

Participants stay onboard the Enhydra, MSA’s hundred-and-twelve foot marine research vessel with full professional galley and nineteen private staterooms, each with their own shower and restrooms.

The summer camp program hosted by MSA is the experience of a lifetime and guaranteed to be the highlight of your summer. Come enjoy a full week of living onboard a marine research vessel while exploring the various coves, beaches and dive spots of Santa Catalina Island.

Adventure activities include snorkeling and scuba diving, hiking the trails of the island, exploring the coastline by means of kayak, and participating in endless games and playtime in the water.

Benefits Of Having A Lifetime Dive License

The dive license you earn during two-week teen camp is for life! This opens up the opportunity to experience so many incredible diving locations around the world, which other people only dream about visiting themselves. This single event can become the launching pad to furthering your interests in marine biology and experiencing more of the marine environment.

Our staff and professional dive instructors work along side you every step of the way, being sure you always feel comfortable and safe at all times.

Earning your dive license improves self-esteem and personal self image immensely. If you are interested in learning more about this program contact our office at: (310) 519-3172 ext 980

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