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.
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”
Upcoming CIDA SoCal Dive Trips
July 11th–Oil Rigs-Asante out of Ports of Call, San Pedro
July 17th & 18th–Begg Rock & San Nick-Peace out of Ventura Harbor
July 31st & Aug. 1st–Santa Barbara Island-Peace out of Ventura Harbor
August 8th–Deep Wrecks, Palawan & Avalon-Asante out of Ports O Call, San Pedro
August 16th–Anacapa/Santa Cruz-Explorer out of Ventura Harbor
Sept. 6th–Farnsworth & Blue Caverns-Asante out of Ports O Call, San Pedro
See all our 2015 vacation trips below
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”.
Channel Islands Dive Adventures is the proud recipient of the 2013 Divers Alert Network “Rising Star” award-Thank you DAN!
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.
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.