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Catalina Island in the United States
Catalina Island is a very popular diving destination not only in the United States but throughout the entire world as well. This island is located at the Pacific Ocean, near California, and is known as the main diving destination of that region. Tourists who visit this region can practice several different water related sports as well as many other entertaining activities, among which we can name, for example, snorkeling, diving, swimming, windsurfing and kayaking among many others.
One of the main characteristics and principal attractions, which bring divers from many different places to Catalina, is the excellent water visibility they can enjoy in its waters. Visitors who dive in this area's waters enjoy of a great underwater visibility all year around, which allows them to easily observe and even photograph the underwater world.
Besides visibility, there are several other characteristics, which turn this diving destination into a great one. Among these other characteristics, we can name the variety of different diving spots this area has. Divers who visit Catalina Island might be able to explore caves, cliffs and wrecks while diving in a variety of spots and surrounded by a very colorful environment as well.
Sea life is another of Catalina Island's main attractions. This area's sea life is not only amazingly beautiful and colorful but also very varied. Divers who explore this spot's waters would often find themselves surrounded by a wide variety of fish and sea creatures as well as they could observe beautiful vegetation and coral formations next to the reefs and walls. Besides this, Catalina also offers tours to areas in which divers can observe dolphins and other very interesting marine creatures from close.
Catalina Island's weather is usually very nice, although in winter it might turn too cold for divers to practice their sport and therefore it is advisable that they visit this destination during its summer months. The best months for visiting Catalina Island is between May and November, mainly during June, July and August since these are the area's summer months in which visitors can enjoy a very nice temperature.
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by Jakob Jelling