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Doctor's cove

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Doctor's Cove at Emerald Bay is one of the finish locations of mainland-to-Catalina channel crossings or the start of Catalina-to-mainland channel crossings.

The location offers some of the top diving at Catalina Island. It is the most popular dive spot at Emerald Bay for beginners and continuing education because it has easy entry/exit points in a protected cove with calm conditions. While conditions can vary due to weather, this spot is more protected from waves, current and surge which can reduce visibility and increase swimming effort.

From the Dive Locker at Camp Emerald Bay, it's a short walk down a wooden stair case to Doctor's Cove. The entry is an easy pebbled and sandy beach.

Underwater, there are kelp beds, large and small bat rays, leopard sharks, Garibaldi fish, moray eels, lobster, rock fish, giant black sea bass, octopus, abalone, sleeping fish and a small wreck at the mouth of the cove.

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