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.
Lobsters anyone? October brings us SoCal divers bug season and in honor of that CIDA has several trips for just this reason. Join us aboard the Asante to dive the Palos Verdes area on Oct. 9th, the Truth for our 7th Annual Bug Fest to Rosa/Cruz on Oct. 14/15 or the Explorer to dive the coastal areas between Ventura & LA County on Oct. 30th. If you are not a bug diver no worries because these trips can be fun for even the sightseer & photographer.
Are you into wrecks? If so, Oct. to Jan. can be the best time to dive some of our local wrecks that most people don’t realize we have. CIDA loves all things adventure and that is why we are the only ones to do trips to some of the local wrecks and offshore coastal sites.
We have a variety of trips throughout the Channel Islands and beyond so there is always something for everyone no matter what level diver you are or what it is you like to do. Check out our CIDA SoCal Dive Calendar and what we call the CIDA difference and then plan some trips with us or call with any questions. You can also use our simple online sales to sign-up for any trip. We are also just about finished and excited about our 2017 trip schedule so check back so for that.
Looking for a dive vacation? If so, please consider one of our group trips we have on our Dive Vacations page and please check back because there are lots of trips currently being added to the CIDA line-up. For trips planned for 2017 we have Cozumel, North Carolina, God’s Pocket-B.C, Sea of Cortez and Raj Ampat and currently working on 2018 & 2019.
As always Channel Islands Dive Adventures is “Striving for Different Diving”
Upcoming CIDA SoCal Dive Trips
Oct. 9th–Palos Verdes-Asante out of San Pedro
Oct. 14th & 15th–Bug Fest, Santa Rosa & Santa Cruz-Truth out of Santa Barbara
Oct. 30th–Coastal Deep Hole/Neptunes-Explorer out of Ventura Harbor
Nov. 5th–SM1 & Gosford wrecks-Truth out of Santa Barbara
Nov. 20th–LA wrecks-Asante out of San Pedro
CIDA SoCal Dive Trips
17 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”.
Giant sea bass (AKA Black Sea Bass), Stereolepis gigas, were almost fished out nearly 50 years ago in Southern California. While they are now starting to make a comeback, there is no good information on how many of them there are. Join in on this important part of a joint research project between researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara and California State University, Northridge to learn more about Giant Sea Bass populations. You can help by reporting the Giant Black Sea Bass you have seen or not seen while out diving in SoCal and your data input will help the researchers. To help click here.
Channel Islands Dive Adventures is the proud recipient of the 2013 Divers Alert Network “Rising Star” award-Thank you DAN!
Our 2 day Bug Fest trip is BACK and now will be aboard the Truth on Oct. 14th & 15th. We plan to go to Talcott Shoals, Santa Rosa and the west end of Santa Cruz if the weather gods are kind to us. This is an excellent trip for everyone including those that would like to learn to catch lobsters. Cost for this 2 day trip aboard the Truth is $360.00 and includes lots of dives, meals & air. See the trip details here.
San Miguel and Santa Rosa are the farthest north of the Channel Islands and because of this the diving can be awesome and both are home to many excellent sites with very little diving pressure and the dives can be spectacular for the photographer, hunter and sightseer. This trip is not a “photo only” trip but we will have a local underwater photographer known as Scuba Zac to help anyone wanting tips on becoming a better photographer. Cost for this 2 day trip aboard the Truth is $360.00 and includes lots of dives, meals & air. See the trip details here.
If you’re 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!