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  • 10% Military Discounts

    10% Military Discounts

  • SoCal Single & Mutli-day trips

    SoCal Single & Mutli-day Trips

  • Come join the Adventure

    Come join the Adventure

  • Warm & Cold Water Vacation Trips

    Warm & Cold Water Vacation Trips

  • All level divers (and non-divers) welcome

    All Level Divers (and non-divers) Welcome

  • Trips are Scooter, Rebreather & Doubles Friendly

    Trips are Scooter, Rebreather & Doubles Friendly

  • Photography, Sightseers, Hunters & Free Divers Welcome

    Photography, Sightseers, Hunters & Free Divers Welcome

  • Special prices for club sponsors

    Special Prices for Club Sponsors

  • Dive accident & travel insurance provider

    Dive Accident & Travel Insurance Provider

  • Adventure Vacation Trips

    Adventure Vacation Trips

  • Wreck Trips

    Wreck Trips

Mission Statement

Channel Islands Dive Adventures mission is to offer well organized dive trips to unique and interesting destinations with a dive/travel guide present, to help foster new friendships with other like minded divers and above all to promote safe and fun diving. read more.

June Happenings

Hi Divers,

Some call June “Scuba Month” but here at Channel Islands Dive Adventures we like to think all year is scuba month. Heck, why wait till June when the year is half over to get out diving when actually the best times to dive are the fall and winter plus here at CIDA we like to think we have plenty of options for you to dive all year and it is only getting better all the time!

We are sure some of you have already planned your VACATIONS for this year but just in case you haven’t already done so we have plenty to choose from including mini-dive vacations for 2 or 3 days diving off the islands of SoCal or the Big Sur coast.

So why plan a mini-dive vacation for 2-3 days when they seem to cost more? That is easy to answer because you get much more value out of them then if you went on a bunch of single day trips. Why is this? No rushing to get the diving in because no need to get back the same day. Longer, more relaxed diving and more dives then a day trip with usually a night dive, more great meals and more time to get to know other divers. Also, lastly the chance to get to sites that are just too far away for a single day trip. There are many more reasons to join CIDA on a multi-day trip but you will have to come along on one to find out what they are!

If you have not yet been out on a CIDA trip you should get on one soon so you can see what you have been missing. Our trips are for all level divers and types of diving you may want to do such as photography, hunting, freediving or just plain old sightseeing and the best place to start is to look at the CIDA dive calendar and then call us if you have any questions or just use our simple online sales to sign-up for a trip.

We also have 3 big trips set for 2015 and they are-Belize land/liveaboard combo (warm water), NC wrecks and shark teeth adventure (warm water 80°) and our 1 of a kind Canada 1000 Islands wreck trip (warmish water 76°) which is surely a trip you are not going to see anyplace else.

One friend mentioned that Channel Islands Dive Adventures are pioneers because we do quite a number of trips that no one has ever thought about and if you look at our 2015 dive schedule we think you will agree.

As always Channel Islands Dive Adventures is “Striving for Different Diving”

Keep Diving, Ken Kollwitz
Channel Islands Dive Adventures


Upcoming CIDA SoCal Dive Trips 

July 11thOil Rigs-Asante out of Ports of Call, San Pedro

July 17th & 18thBegg Rock & San Nick-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

July 31st & Aug. 1stSanta Barbara Island-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

August 8thDeep Wrecks, Palawan & Avalon-Asante out of Ports O Call, San Pedro

August 16thAnacapa/Santa Cruz-Explorer out of Ventura Harbor

Sept. 6thFarnsworth & Blue Caverns-Asante out of Ports O Call, San Pedro

See all our 2015 vacation trips below


Weather-button217  is a great site for all your weather forecasts and here at CIDA we use it all the time but it can be wrong! Its always good to watch the weather before a trip but sometimes we forget weather can vary from place to place and because of that here is an excellent article on “Weather and Diving”.


Channel Islands Dive Adventures is the proud recipient of the 2013 Divers Alert Network “Rising Star” award-Thank you DAN!


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2015 SoCal Shootout-Photo Contest

2015 SoCal Shootout-Photo Contest

Southern California’s premier underwater photography & video contest and weekend shootout is September 18-20, 2015. This weekend invites divers from all across Southern California to dive and photograph with the opportunity to enter the contest and win great prizes. This contest brings together our local community of divers and underwater photographers, while also promoting local diving and the great underwater environment we enjoy here in Southern California. There will be lots of cool prizes including the 5 dive trip gift certificates CIDA has donated! Sign-up here.

Join DAN or DiveAssure today!

Join DAN or DiveAssure today!

If your a diver and don’t have dive accident or travel insurance, don’t kid yourself thinking nothing is ever going to happen. The one time something does happen (and hopefully it never will) will be when you are going to really hope you have it, especially if you do multiple dive trips in a year!

Either DAN or DiveAssure both offer plenty of choices depending on your needs and type of diving you like to do.

Get all the info needed to sign-up for DAN or DiveAssure here!

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Upcoming Vacation Trips


Canada-Brockville & the 1000 Islands Wreck Adventure-August 22-29, 2015

diving in brockvilleBrockville and the 1000 Islands region has gained critical acclaim as being the "World's Best Fresh Water Scuba Diving" destination. Part of the attraction to this area is the water clarity and that there is no thermocline and with water temps in the mid 70’s during the late summer you just can’t find a more awesome place to dive century old shipwrecks with the chance to see artifacts that are scattered along the river bottom. Brockville is located on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River between Montreal and Toronto, in Ontario, Canada along the USA and Canada border.

Belize-land & liveaboard 10 day trip combo-October 14-24, 2015

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen everyone travels to Belize they come back and say a trip into the jungle is a must do to see the ancient ruins, rain forest and wild life so this trip make that possible by having the best of both worlds. First we will stay at a very nice resort in the jungle for four days and then spend a week aboard the Belize Aggressor for some awesome diving, fun and socializing. Diving in Belize is top notch and comes in as one of the best choices in reader polls. Belize is a wall diver’s paradise so why not join Channel Islands Dive Adventures on this one of a kind trip!

Roatan-Turquoise Bay Dive & Beach Resort-February 6-13, 2016

roatanThis will be Channel Islands Dive Adventures second time back to Roatan and this time we will be trying out a new place that has excellent reviews. Located on Roatan’s Northeast shore, Turquoise Bay is the only dive resort in this lush and remote area of the island providing you with the opportunity to dive uncrowded, pristine dive sites. The resort is set on a hillside with spectacular ocean views and a protected bay which makes the water calm and perfect for swimming and kayaking. Beach lovers will enjoy their private, tranquil, 500 ft white-sand beach or sit by the pool with a nice ice cold drink, either way it will be an excellent place to spend the Valentines week-so bring your sweetheart and celebrate together!

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