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Snorkeling is the perfect way to get close to pure marine life without swimming at unnerving depths. Floating calmly in clear blue waters and gazing at bright and colorful flora and reefs, swarmed by many different kinds of fish species makes for an unforgettable trip. By far the Lover’s Cove is the most popular snorkel spot off Catalina. Snorkelers will see sea stars, eels, anemones, octopuses, and, most notably, the brilliant orange Garibaldi fish.