• 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

  • Trips to Wrecks, Rigs, Coastal, Islands and more

Come join CIDA for your next Dive Adventure!

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.

September Happenings

Hi Divers,

If you haven’t heard or experienced it yet the dive conditions have been AWESOME and there is no telling how long it will continue so my suggestion if you aren’t already doing it is to get out and DIVE. Channel Islands Dive Adventures is growing and with that there are plenty of opportunities to meet new dive buddies, make new friends and have fun diving together!

CIDA has plenty of boat trips planned for all level divers and types of diving you may want to do such as photography, hunting, freediving or just plain old sightseeing. The best place to start is to look at the CIDA dive trip schedule and then call us if you have any questions or just use our simple online sales to sign-up for a trip.

Coming up for the weekend of September 12th-14th is the SoCal Shootout put together by Bluewater Photo. This is a local photo comp for all level divers and photographers with lots of cool prizes including some boat trips CIDA has donated so get sign-up and get out diving!

Currently we are in the process of planning our local dive trips for 2015 and vacation trips for 2015 & 2016. We can’t wait to tell you about them so stay tuned and check back or to make it even better sign-up below for our newsletter.

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

Keep Diving, Ken Kollwitz
Channel Islands Dive Adventures


Upcoming CIDA Dive Trips 

September 14th-Rig/Wreck-Pacific Star out of 22nd St. Landing, San Pedro

October 11th & 12th-Bug Fest-Pacific Star out of 22nd St. Landing, San Pedro

October 19th-Santa Cruz, Yellowbanks-Explorer out of Ventura Harbor-wait list

November 8th-Coastal Deep Hole area-Explorer out of Ventura Harbor

November 15th & 16th-Coastal offshore reefs past Malibu-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

December 20th-Local wrecks (kelpcutter & Peacock)-Peace out of Ventura Harbor


Weather-button217 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!


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SoCal Shootout 2014

SoCal Shootout 2014

Sept 12-14th, 2014

Join all of Southern California’s underwater photographers in a weekend-long photography extravaganza. Dive anywhere in Southern California and submit your photos from the weekend for a chance to win some amazing prizes!

Check out the details and register today!


PCH Scuba & CIDA

PCH Scuba & CIDA

PCH Scuba & CIDA are now working together as partners. This is something new to the dive industry and can only be a win/win for everyone. CIDA & PCH Scuba both have discounts on local SoCal trips for sponsoring clubs and military personnel. Just mention CIDA the next time you are in PCH Scuba for an awesome deal/discount on whatever you decide to buy there. Looking for a class, dive gear or trip than give PCH Scuba a try!

Join DAN or DiveAssure today!

Join DAN or DiveAssure today!

If your a diver and don’t have dive accident 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 dive accident insurance and that also goes for travel insurance 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. Please check them both out .

Get all the info needed for DAN & DiveAssure here!

Upcoming Events


Wreck trip Extravaganza-Coastal & Islands

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn good Ole CIDA fashion, if you like to explore new things and desire something different then here is a trip for you plus we will have Patrick Smith aboard to talk about the wrecks we dive on this trip. The Peace only goes to these wrecks for CIDA and it is a trip not to miss!

5th Annual Bug Fest to Santa Barbara Island

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACome join CIDA for their 5th Annual Bug Fest to Santa Barbara Island and try your luck. If your not a bug hunter no worries! We will still be diving some beautiful reefs for the sightseers and photographers. Why can't we all have fun together!

Coastal Offshore Reefs past Malibu

coastalChannel Islands Dive Adventures has the Peace  chartered for a trip down the coast for points between Neptunes and Palos Verdes on Saturday & Sunday, November 15 & 16, 2014. Diving the offshore reefs down the coast can be very exciting as it is not a place where many divers get to dive from a boatThis trip has never been done before and should be a blast not to mention it is a 2 day trip on a Sat/Sun aboard the Peace which virtually never happens. CIDA is the leader in coastal diving! 

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