Catalina Island has been named as a natural monument, and it is one of the islands belonging to the Eastern National Park , situated in the southeast of the country. It is a small island of only about 9 km2. It is uninhabited and, for the moment, has not been explored much by tourists. A Channel 2 km wide separates it from the mainland. Its main attraction is the diving (both surface type snorkel , and deep sea diving), and underneath its warm turquoise waters you can see galleons and thousands of colorfully minnows.