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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.

July Happenings

Hi Divers,

July is all about Independence Day so why not carry that through to scuba diving with classes, dive trips or both to make yourself a more independent diver? After all, we can’t get better without doing both and that brings me to something VERY IMPORTANT. For each trip we list who we think a dive is for and these descriptions are based on lots of experience we have had out diving the Channel Islands over the last 25 plus years so please if in doubt call us, we are always happy to talk to people to help you decide which trip is right for you.

Diving is a sport that you can do year round and getting the experience needed for some trips is easy because CIDA has lots to offer for all skill levels from single day or multi-day trips to vacation trips. We don’t do any teaching of classes but we do try our best to instill safety and fun with like-minded divers and that is probably why more and more people are finding out how much fun CIDA trips are. The other big benefit we have is having EXCELLENT & FRIENDLY dive hosts on all our trips. You won’t find us acting like the dive police but you may see us trying our best to help out anyone who might need it!

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 2 more big trips set for 2015 and they are-Belize land/liveaboard combo trip and our 1 of a kind Canada 1000 Islands wreck trip (warmish water 74°) 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 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

Sept. 11th & 12thSan Miguel/Rosa-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

Sept. 19thOil Rigs, SoCal Shootout-Asante out of Ports O Call, San Pedro

Sept. 20thWrecks of the SM1 & Gosford, SoCal Shootout-Truth out of Santa Barbara

Check here for our entire-SoCal Dive Trips & Dive Vacations Schedule


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 Aggressor liveaboard-October 17-24, 2015

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACome join us for a trip diving one of the BEST Caribbean places-Belize, aboard the Belize Aggressor. 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 and with a week on the Belize Aggressor it just doesn't get any better!

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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