My buddy and I had not been diving in several years so after a couple of pool sessions we decided to go to Catalina. He had been there several times before and it was my first time. We took the Catalina Express over to Avalon which took a little over an hour. We brought all our gear minus tanks and weights which we rented from the van at the Casino, $10 for a tank and $5 for weights. From the Catalina Express pier we took a taxi to Casino pt. for $11. On the way back we shared a taxi with another group of divers and it only cost $6. After 3 dives we ate lunch at the dockside cafe, drank beers and listened to live music until it was time to leave. The diving was excellent but a bit crowded on the deck and in shallower water. I actually had someone bump into me at about 15'. But since it was a Saturday it was to be expected and the deeper we went, the less people we saw. One dive was to 60' and another to 80' to see the wreck of the Sue Jac; not much there really. The last dive was in 20' to 30' where there were lots of friendly fish. It was definitely worth the trip and I can't wait to return.