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.
Now that November is here get ready and hold on because before you know it Jan. 2016 will be here. It seems November and December just fly by so make sure you put some time aside to go diving and stay de-stressed!
The GREAT thing about this time of year is the diving conditions are usually the best and with the reports we have been hearing to water temp is much warmer then the outside temp and with the warmer water you just never know what you are going to see. It is like that all over the world so get ready for a new era in diving.
Because this is the best time of year to dive it is also the only time of year CIDA runs trips to places like the coastal offshore reefs between Oxnard and Malibu, Wrecks like the SM1, Gosford, Kelpcutter and more so sign-up before the trips are all filled up.
CIDA has lots to offer for all skill levels and 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 we have 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.
Looking for a vacation trip? If so, please consider one of the trips we have. Our Roatan trip in Feb. 2016 is full but we still have room on our 10 day live-aboard trip to the Sea of Cortez/Socorro or the live-aboard rip in Oct. 2016 to the Philippines.
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 (working on 2016 trips now) and then call us if you have any questions or just use our simple online sales to sign-up for a trip.
As always Channel Islands Dive Adventures is “Striving for Different Diving”
Upcoming CIDA SoCal Dive Trips
Nov. 29th–Anacapa-Peace out of Ventura Harbor
Dec. 13th–LA Local Wrecks-Asante out of Ports of Call, San Pedro
Dec. 19th–Wrecks & Reefs-Peace out of Ventura Harbor
Working on 2016 trips
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!
In the past 7 years Channel Islands Dive Adventures has come a long way by offering much more then just open boat dive trips. We believe in safety, fun, adventure and helping out the local SoCal dive community and we also believe if you haven’t tried us out yet you are really missing out on some of the best dive trips around. We have some excellent trip leaders on all trips, instill safety, go to cool dive sites, offer free use of Dive Trackers, run awesome warm & cold water trips and much more. Please check out the whole CIDA Difference 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.