Catalina Island diving: What you need to know
Posted October 19, 2018 05:53:10The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Catalinas islands, is the iconic catalina.
The island sits just off the coast of the Great Barrier Reef, in the middle of a vast expanse of sand.
The catalinas are dotted with diving spots, and there are some of the most spectacular underwater landscapes in the world.
A few years ago, a diver from Australia named Joe Kavanagh set off on a one-month trip to the island, visiting the Catalins Reef, the coral reef, and the sea caves.
But he didn’t take any photographs, because he knew he would have to wait for a good spot.
When Kavanah’s wife, Sarah, found out, she was delighted.
“It’s such an incredible place, and so well-known for its amazing coral reef,” she said.
“The Catalans have really given us a great sense of place and history, and they’re really a beautiful place to go.”
One of the many amazing underwater pictures Joe Kavans wife shared on Instagram Joe Kvaughn’s wife Sarah has taken a series of underwater pictures of Catlanes reefs.
They’re amazing to see and to photograph.
“We had been watching the footage from the GoPro, and I was just blown away by how well it was shot,” Kavanach said.
The pictures were captured using a variety of different cameras.
“You can see a lot of different things going on, and it’s so good to see those different things in the water.”
Sarah said she and her husband had been hoping for a great place to dive, but didn’t realise how well the reefs could withstand a huge wave.
The photos of Catlane’s coral reefs were taken on the Catalanas main island.
The reef stretches for over 400 kilometres (250 miles), and is one of the largest reefs in the Western Australian archipelago.
The main reef is about a kilometre wide, and extends from the coast to the south of the island.
It was an amazing day to be on Catalani, a beautiful island, where it is absolutely wonderful to see the reef, Sarah said.
But the moment Joe Kaveragh set out on his dive, he noticed something unusual.
He saw a huge underwater rock, the size of a small boat.
Joe Kaving was able to snap a few pictures of it, and send them to his wife Sarah.
“He was really excited and thought ‘Wow, I can get some great shots, so I’ll just take one of those and send it back,'” Sarah said, laughing.
“And he got back to us with that fantastic underwater rock.
We were like ‘Oh my god!'”.
The photos were sent back to the Kavanaches wife, who was delighted to have her husband’s pictures.
“It’s a fantastic thing to get photos of something that’s amazing,” Sarah said with a smile.
Sarah said her husband has been able to capture some really amazing images from the reef on the boat.
He’s been doing some amazing things in Catalanes, like capturing the Catalinas coral reefs underwater, but he’s also diving in the sea and getting close to the water’s surface.
The reef is so well known that there’s a guidebook, which Joe Kavenagh has posted on his Instagram account.
He says he hopes to bring more people to the Catalains islands.
“This is an area where we’ve had a really strong relationship for many, many years, so it’s nice to see it being acknowledged again and again, and people coming to see these beautiful places that we know and love,” he said.
Joe Kavanaugh has been posting some amazing photos of the Catalyans reefs on his Facebook page.