• Student & Military Discounts

    10% Student & 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 & Families 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

Channel Islands Dive Adventures offers FUN scuba trips for all divers around the Channel Islands including wrecks, oil rigs and coastal offshore reefs. Book your dive trip today!

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.

April Happenings

Hi Divers,

If you are looking for a FUN group to go diving with on a boat trip look no further. Here at CIDA we are all about FUN!

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 such as UW photography, hunting or sightseeing and we even like having non-divers join us.

We don’t do photo only trips but some of our trips will have either Michael Zeigler or Todd Winner with Immersed Imaging or Zac Areneta with Samy’s Camera on them to give photo & video help to those that would like to learn more or get into something new.

Please give our SoCal Dive Calendar a look to see all the COOL TRIPS we offer and sign-up using our simple and easy online booking system.

Looking for a dive vacation? If so, please consider one of our group trips on our Dive Vacations page and with trips planned to 2019 there are many to choose from. We have a trip to North Carolina coming up in June, God’s Pocket-B.C in August and the Sea of Cortez in September and we just recently added a trip to Bonaire for Feb. 2018.

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

Keep Diving, Ken Kollwitz
Channel Islands Dive Adventures


Upcoming CIDA SoCal Dive Trips 


April 22ndSan Miguel-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

May 6thSanta Barbara Island-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

May 13thSanta Rosa Island-Truth out of Sea Landing, Santa Barbara

May 27th & 28thMiguel/Rosa-Truth out of Sea Landing, Santa Barbara

June 10thWest Santa Cruz-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

CIDA SoCal Dive Trips

CIDA Dive Vacations

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We offer 10% Student & Military discounts and 5% discounts to sponsoring clubs on all local SoCal trips.  When signing up online enter “Student” or “Military” for the coupon code and for clubs enter your club code.

3 Day Big Sur Trip aboard the Vision

3 Day Big Sur Trip aboard the Vision

Diving the Big Sur coast is wild, rugged and thrilling and this is one trip that should be on your bucket list! If you have driven down the Big Sur coast and wondered what beauty lies under the surface and thought “If only I could get down there with my dive gear” than you are not alone and you should join CIDA for our trip aboard the Vision on June 23-25, 2017  (Fri/Sun.) leaving out of Morro Bay-See all the details here!

Chamber Day & Evening

Chamber Day & Evening

Chamber Day and Evening is Wednesday, May 3, 2017 and CIDA is sponsoring the Asante for Chamber Day and 2 tables at the Aquarium of the Pacific for Chamber Eve. Please join us and help support the Catalina Chamber-you never know when you might need it!

Sign-up through CIDA and get 10 free raffle tickets with your purchaseAll the details are here

CIDA Trips with Photo Tips & More

CIDA Trips with Photo Tips & More

CIDA has been lucky enough to work it out to have either Michael Zeigler or Todd Winner both from Immersed Imaging or Zac Areneta from Samys Camera on a number of trips throughout the year to give photo & video help & tips to those that would like to learn more about underwater photography. Check out our Dive Calendar for more info.

Please join us and take your photography to the next level!

Camp & Dive-Plaskett Creek/Jade Cove

Camp & Dive-Plaskett Creek/Jade Cove

Would you like the chance to find some Jade, do some beach-combing, have fun and maybe do some diving?  If so then this outing is for you. This trip is scheduled for Sept. 28th-Oct. 1, 2017 (Thurs.-Sun.). We will be camping at Plaskett Creek (National Forest). Plaskett Creek is about 1 hour North of San Simeon and is across the highway from Jade Cove and Sand Dollar Beach.

Bring the Family and lets have FUN together! See more details here

1 Day Lower Kern Rafting trip-June 17th

1 Day Lower Kern Rafting trip-June 17th

Come join CIDA for A full day of wet and wild fun! The 1 day Lower Kern trips are filled with plenty of class II and III rapids that make for a really fun group trip. Be ready to relax, get wet and soak up the sun drenched rapids. This is a perfect river trip for friends of Channel Islands Dive Adventures to have an awesome getaway and meet new dive buddies all at the same time. 

Bring the family! Cost is $170.00 each and includes, instructions, guides and lunch.

Join DAN or DiveAssure today!

Join DAN or DiveAssure today!

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!

Upcoming Vacation Trips


B.C., Canada-Gods Pocket-August 6-12, 2017

  449ef3a6ade550648b3b4ff7b840bf70We will be staying at the God’s Pocket resort on Hurst Island a short distance by boat from Port Hardy. British Columbia is AWESOME for diving, wildlife viewing & sightseeing and is a must do trip plus it is one of our favorite places to visit. 7 days at God’s Pocket priced at $2450.00

Sea of Cortez, Midriff Islands-September 2-9, 2017

  midriff02Legendary diver Jacques Cousteau described the Sea of Cortez as the “world’s aquarium” and the “Galapagos of North America.”  The Sea of Cortez is home to sea lions, whale sharks, manta and mobula rays, dolphins, huge schools of fish and some fascinating macro life. 7 days aboard the Rocio Del Mar priced at $2495.00

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