• 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

  • Trips to Wrecks, Rigs, Coastal, Islands and more

Come join CIDA for your next Dive Adventure!

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.

March Happenings

Hi Divers,

With winter passing us by this year in SoCal the diving has been outstanding and there is no better time to go diving than NOW! If you have been diving than you know what we are talking about with calm conditions and excellent visibility just about everywhere you go.

Because of all these good conditions the trips have been filling so don’t wait too long and get signed up for your next dive trip with CIDA. Check out the trip schedule for all the locations, dates, prices and details.

If your are starting to think of a warm water trip for 2014 don’t think too long because they are filling up. The trips to Cayman Brac in late May and  North Carolina in mid September are already full but there is still room for Bonaire in late October. Going with a group can be lots of fun and it is a GREAT way to meet other like minded divers plus there is still some room left.

It looks like 2014 will be a busy one for CIDA with over 20 local SoCal trips and 3 warm water trips set-up CIDA thinks it will be hard for you not to find something cool to go on. Please check below for the most current trips & events and we hope you will join us on your next diving ADVENTURE!

CIDA has lots of ways for you to find out about us either through our website, Facebook page & group or the Pacific Scuba and Free Diving Meetup Group.

As always Channel Islands Dive Adventures is always “Striving for Different Diving” and if you take a quick look at our schedule we think you will agree!

Keep Diving, Ken Kollwitz
Channel Islands Dive Adventures


Upcoming CIDA Dive Trips 

April 12th-San Clemente Island-Truth out of Rainbow Harbor, Long Beach

April 26th-San Miguel-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

May 10th-Santa Barbara Island-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

June 20th-22nd-Big Sur-Vision out of Morro Bay

June 28th-Rig/Wreck-Pacific Star out of San Pedro


Weather-button217 ft.com  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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Long Beach Scuba Show

Long Beach Scuba Show

America’s Largest Consumer Dive Expo is Back for its 27th Year.

  • It’s the largest SCUBA and Diving expo in America back for it’s 27th year
  • Over 76,000 square feet featuring 300+ exhibitors from all over the world
  • More than $20,000 in door prizes will be given away
  • Dozens of seminars by the industry’s top dive professionals
  • See all the details here

Chamber Day & Eve 2014

Chamber Day & Eve 2014

With the Chamber getting about 50% of its funding from LA County, Chamber Day & Eve have become the major source of funds to keep the Chamber available to us divers 24/7/365 and that’s why its great if you can participate in Chamber Day & Eve 2014 on Wednesday, May 7.

There are lots of things going on and ways you can help so please check their website for all the details!

Join DAN or DiveAssure today!

Join DAN or DiveAssure today!

If your a diver and don’t have dive accident 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 dive accident insurance and that also goes for travel insurance especially if you do multiple dive trips in a year!

Get all the info needed for DAN & DiveAssure here!

Upcoming Events


April 12, 2014-San Clemente Island

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADiving San Clemente is some of the best diving Socal has to offer. San Clemente has so many varied dive sites that you just can’t get enough in one trip. There are deeper wall dives & reefs, along with some excellent shallow reef dives with bat rays that will leave you with lasting memories. San Clemente is perfect for the photographer, sightseer and hunter and this is one trip you will not want to miss out on!   Cost:*$155.00  includes 4 dives, meals (including dinner) & air and reserved bunks

May 10, 2014-Santa Barbara Island

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere are many excellent dive sites around Santa Barbara Island and the main reason most divers like to go there is because of the seals and sea lions at the Rookery, off the island’s southeast side.  There is much to see and do for the photographer, sightseer and hunter so why not come out and join us! Cost:*$165.00  includes 4 dives, meals (including dinner) & air and reserved bunks

Bonaire-Buddy Dive

Bonaire topside 033There are so many reasons why Bonaire & Buddy Dive are excellent places to spend a vacation (even for non-divers) and the only way you will find out is to join CIDA on their group trip on Oct. 25-Nov. 1, 2014. See all the details and trip flyer!

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