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  • 10% Military Discounts

    10% Military Discounts

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    SoCal Single & Mutli-day Trips

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    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

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.

January Happenings

Hi Divers,

Now that the holidays are over it is time to think about some diving before you get stressed out about taxes! CIDA has plenty of trips from beginner to advance to choose from and some are filling as you read this so don’t wait too long and miss out. 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 you will see that in our 2015 dive schedule

It looks like winter is finally here but that doesn’t mean that the boat diving isn’t going to be any good, in fact this time of year can be some of the best diving as long as it isn’t shore diving. YES, winter can be the best but it is colder so if you need a new wetsuit or maybe a drysuit and a class to go along with it please visit our friends at PCH Scuba and tell them CIDA sent you.

CIDA currently has 36 boat trips planned for 2015 and 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 calender 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, NC wrecks and shark teeth adventure and Canada 1000 Islands wreck trip that is still in the works.

As always Channel Islands Dive Adventures is “Striving for Different Diving”

Keep Diving, Ken Kollwitz
Channel Islands Dive Adventures


Upcoming CIDA Dive Trips 

January 24th-Wreck/Rigs-Truth out of Long Beach

February 7th-Anacapa-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

February 21st-LA Deep Wrecks-Asante out of San Pedro

March 7th-Santa Cruz backside-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

March 21st-Santa Barbara Island-Truth out of Long Beach


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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Northern Channel Islands 2 day photo workshop with Michael Zeigler and Todd Winner

Northern Channel Islands 2 day photo workshop with Michael Zeigler and Todd Winner

Who likes to attempt to do underwater photography? Would you like to get better and improve on your photography skills while on a dive trip immersed in it? If you answered yes to either then our newest trip with Michael & Todd aboard the Conception scheduled for April 11th & 12th (Sat/Sun) will be the answer to your prayers!

Read all the details and sign-up here!

See trip flyer!

34th Annual Avalon Underwater Cleanup

34th Annual Avalon Underwater Cleanup

With over 500 divers retrieving trash and lost items from the harbor as well as having a great time celebrating the Avalon underwater cleanup how could you not have fun! Again, CIDA has donated three single day trips and one 2 day trip to this years event on Saturday, February 21, 2015


Registration is $50 per diver, $25 per non-diver. Sign-up now for an early bird special of $40 per diver.

See complete details 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 Events


Wreck & Rigs

rigDiving the rigs is awesome and most people can never seem to get enough of them. There is just something to diving a man-made structure over diving a reef that seems to be so surreal! Not only the rig but diving a wreck like the Olympic II makes this trip a MUST DO and to top it all off we get back earlier than a normal dive day. Don't miss out and Sign-up soon


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnacapa on the Peace-ALWAYS a good time! Anacapa has many excellent sites and we will try and go to some of the less visited ones. Come join CIDA  for 4 dives, food and air along with that excellent Peace service you expect.

LA Deep Wrecks

Wreck - OlympicThis trip is for those advanced divers that don't mind to dive deeper to check out cool stuff! The area outside of San Pedro and Long Beach is home to quite a few wrecks with some being seldom dived.  For this trip we hope to dive the Ace 1 at 125'. Afterwards we will move to 2 other shallower wrecks such as the Olympic II, African Queen or maybe even the Johanna Smith. If you are into pretty reefs and untouched wrecks with great visibility then this trip IS NOT for you!

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