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United States - Catalina Island

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Lover's Cove Marine Reserve

1 Casino Way, Avalon
Catalina Island, California
Phone: 310-510-8558

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Overview of Lover's Cove Marine Reserve

This spot is a great spot for beginning snorkelers and advanced snorkelers alike. For the beginners it's great because you don't have to swim too far from shore to have a great experience. The fish are also very used to people, and there are a lot of them.

Wear gloves if you're bringing peas or bread for them, as their enthusiasm leads to finger nibbling―more of a nuisance than a danger. Keep an eye out for: sea stars, eels, anemones, octopuses, and, most notably, the brilliant orange Garibaldi fish. If you are comfortable diving down 10 to 15 feet, you'll find many small crustaceans and beautiful nudibranches.

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