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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.

August Happenings

Hi Divers,

Wow-August is already here and the diving conditions are finally improving with warmer water temps and better visibility. When it gets like that what should you be doing? DIVING and scheduling dive trips! This is where CIDA can help. We have lots of trips, lots of variety and we go to lots of different locations so there is always something for everyone no matter what level diver you are or what it is you like to do.

One thing we have been blessed with is having no drama trips and it always seems that no matter what the mix of divers are on CIDA trips they always turn out FUN with everyone having FUN together and that is part of what we think is the CIDA difference! Check out our CIDA SoCal Dive Calendar and plan some trips with us or call with any questions. You can also use our simple online sales to sign-up for a trip.

We offer military and special club discounts and our newest club to join our easy sponsorship program is the South Orange County Dive Club (Thank you!). We also have our Multi Mania special which has worked well getting people out to see how much more value you get out of a multi-day trip. We also donate trips to LOTS of the local diving community events with the SoCal Shootout being the most current which runs September 9th-11th. CIDA has donated 5 free local boat trips including a 2 day trip plus we have 2 trips on the Asante scheduled for that weekend and they are the Oil Rigs & Farnsworth Banks & Blue Caverns.

For 2 day trips we have our San Miguel Pinnacles on August 19th & 20th, Gull Islands on Sept. 16th & 17th and the Miguel/Rosa trip on Sept. 23rd & 24th.

Looking for a hosted dive vacation? If so, please consider one of the trips we have on our Dive Vacations page. We just added a 9 day trip to Cozumel staying at the Blue Angel Resort scheduled for February 11-19, 2017 trips. In 2017 we also have a trip to British Columbia  and the Sea of Cortez .

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

Keep Diving, Ken Kollwitz
Channel Islands Dive Adventures


Upcoming CIDA SoCal Dive Trips 

August 27thPalos VerdesAsante out of San Pedro

Sept. 10th (SoCal Shootout)Oil Rigs-Asante out of San Pedro

Sept. 11th (SoCal Shootout)-Farnsworth & Blue Caverns-Asante out of San Pedro

Sept. 16th & 17thSanta Cruz, Gull Island-Peace out of Ventura

Sept. 23rd & 24thMiguel/Rosa-Truth out of Santa Barbara

Oct. 9thPalos Verdes-Asante out of San Pedro

CIDA SoCal Dive Trips

CIDA Dive Vacations

See our NEW Multi Mania Special below


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”.


black sea bassHow many Giant Sea Bass are there in Southern California? You can help year round!

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!


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Miguel/Rosa-Sept. 23rd & 24th

Miguel/Rosa-Sept. 23rd & 24th

San Miguel and Santa Rosa are the farthest north of the Channel Islands and because of this the diving can be awesome and both are home to many excellent sites with very little diving pressure and the dives can be spectacular for the photographer, hunter and sightseer. This trip is not a “photo only” trip but  we will have a local underwater photographer known as Scuba Zac to help anyone wanting tips on becoming a better photographer. Cost for this 2 day trip aboard the Truth is $360.00 and includes lots of dives, meals & air. See the trip details here.

SoCal Shootout

SoCal Shootout

What is the SoCal Shootout? It is a local photo competition put on by Bluewater Photo. It runs September 9th-11th, 2016 and you must pre-register before with LOTS of excellent and valuable prizes to win including the 5 free local boat trips donated by CIDA including a 2 day trip.

Sign-up ASAP and don’t miss out. See all the details here.

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


Cozumel-Blue Angel Resort-February 11-19, 2017

13388690_890977357692066_775520286_nCozumel is always fun with some excellent diving and offers some of the best diving reefs available in the world. It is home to a variety of underwater vistas and a range of locations appropriate to all experience levels, from spur and groove reefs to walls that drop off into great blue depths. The Blue Angel Resort is rated # 7 of all Cozumel hotels on trip review. 9 days at the Blue Angel Resort priced at $1245.00

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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