Scuba Diving in Kelp Forest, Catalina Island

Diving in Catalina Island was nothing short of wonderful. There were the joyous discoveries of various marine life: octopuses and lobsters who were hiding underneath rocks; nudibranchs on sunken ships; sheepshead, giant kelpfish, kelp bass, and other fish species (perhaps rockfishes) who just casually swam by performing their daily routine. Then there was that timeless feeling of hovering underwater while the current swayed my body side-to-side, in absolute synchrony with the swaying leaves. It was an experience I first fell in love with in Thailand, and enthralled by again in the kelp forest, inside the Casino Point Dive Park.