Mayday! Mayday! We are taking a nosedive straight into the depths of the famous and fabulous Lover’s Cove on Catalina Island. Do not be afraid of what lies ahead though, your clothes will remain dry and your smiles wide. Aboard the ever-so-popular Semi-Submersible Vessel, “The Nautilus,” family fun is more than the correct choice, it’s the only choice. No, not because you are confined in a vessel under the ocean, but because it is truly a sweet time for every age. Not many moments beat watching a child’s face light up as it stares down a school of fish merely four inches away. Did I say a child’s face? I meant your face is going to light up like a child when you get to shoot fish food out like a torpedo, and then become swarmed by several kinds of hungry fish.
I was actually fortunate enough to join my sister, her husband and my beautiful niece on an undersea excursion. The clear blue ocean radiating the windows of the Nautilus combined with childlike wonder, the trip around the cove was full of fascination. I heard “oohs” and “awes” from every wide-eyed kid on board, and even a few from my brother-in-law who proved you can never be too young to retain childhood curiosity about the vast wonders of the ocean. In case you forgot that, go take a dive aboard the Nautilus and wonder on.