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Cat Rock  |  USA: Pacific Northwest

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Anacapa Island
Channel Islands National Park

Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Snorkling, Beginner

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Tree Fish


Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest


Cat Rock is a site available to all levels of divers (providing there isnít any major current), prominently marked and easy to navigate. The bottom is covered with rocky outcroppings, fingers and small caves that offer shelter to all types of fish. Halibut, bat rays and horn sharks may be spotted in the sandy areas.

Snorkelers will enjoy exploring the shallows between the rock and the island and around the rock itself.

Special Restrictions:

Current and surge can be an issue so plan your dive and check conditions when you arrive.

How to get there:

Cat Rock is located in about the middle of West Anacapa Island at a prominent rock pinnacle standing up from the water just off of a point. Anchor in the lee side of the rock for protection from current. Divers can descend at the rock to 60í, which brings them to the center of the reef which runs about ľ mile, parallel to shore.

As with all dive sites at Anacapa Island, you will need a boat to access them. It is recommended that you select a local charter from Santa Barbara, Ventura, or other local charter that offers service to Anacapa Island. Anacapa Island is more protected from storms and thus tends to offer clearer, warmer water than the other islands in the northern Channel Islands, making it an ideal, and reliable, charter destination especially for visitors, less experienced divers and snorkelers.

Thanks to ChevaYEA for submitting this site!
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