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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.

July Happenings

Hi Divers,

Wow-what a busy month June was for CIDA with our 10 day trip to Socorro and LOTS of local diving including 3 days in Big Sur. The water is still cold with temperatures running in the low 50’s at the northern islands and low 60’s in the southern islands and the diving has been good as long as you get down below the nutrient rich waters.

Our trips this time of year are filling up so don’t wait if you see one you would like to join us on! We have advanced to beginner trips and whether you are a photographer, hunter or sightseer, we have a trip that should work for you. One thing we have been blessed by 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!

A friend described CIDA trips perfectly recently-“Always a gathering of genuinely fine folks, no-drama divers, from many places, who share your love of diving”

Want to join us for a FUN trip? Please check out the CIDA SoCal Dive Calendar and plan some trips, then call us if you have any questions or just use our simple online sales to sign-up for a trip.

We offer military and special club discounts and if you would like to experience how much fun a 2 or 3 day trip is and save some BIG BUCKS then check out our Multi Mania special. We have plenty of upcoming multi-day trips and the next one with spots still available is on August 19 & 20 to San Miguel Pinnacles.

Looking for a dive vacation trip? If so, please consider one of the trips we have and you can see our current trip schedule on our Dive Vacations page for all the details. Our trip to Cuba & the Gardens of the Queens on December 29, 2016- January 7, 2017 is sold out. We also have 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 with 2 spots available and the Sea of Cortez with 8 spots still available.

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

Keep Diving, Ken Kollwitz
Channel Islands Dive Adventures


Upcoming CIDA SoCal Dive Trips 

July 9thOil Rigs-Asante out of San Pedro

July 15th & 16thBegg Rock-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

July 29th & 30thSanta Barbara Island-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

August 13thPalawan & Avalon-Asante out of San Pedro

August 19th & 20thSan Miguel Pinnacles-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

August 21stAnacapa/Santa Cruz-Explorer out of Ventura Harbor

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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Anacapa/Santa Cruz-Aug. 21st

Anacapa/Santa Cruz-Aug. 21st

For Anacapa or Santa Cruz there are many good dive sites in depths from a few feet to 60 plus and beyond and is a good trip for beginners and above.  Some of the sites are up along the island and others are rocky reef, walls, or pinnacles and most have some beautiful kelp forests. This can be an fun and fulfilling trip for everyone, with their many excellent dive spots and good visibility, you will be in for a treat. Cost is $130.00 aboard the Explorer and includes food & air. See the trip details here.

San Miguel Pinnacles-Aug. 19th & 20th

San Miguel Pinnacles-Aug. 19th & 20th

San Miguel Island has many excellent sites to offer from beautiful kelp forests and large rocky reefs to pinnacles with tons of life on them. San Miguel is more weather dependent then any other island and the reward when you are there diving can be seen immediately. San Miguel is also home to some of the best pinnacles and dive sites you will ever dive. Cost for this 2 day trip aboard the Peace is $365.00 and includes lots of dives, meals & air. See the trip details here.

Palawan & Avalon-Aug. 13th

Palawan & Avalon-Aug. 13th

The Palawan & Avalon are both excellent deeper wreck dives, with plenty to see and not far off the Palos Verdes coast. With us using the smaller quicker Asante for this 3 dive day you will be back home in plenty of time to wash the gear and enjoy a nice cold drink! To read more about the Palawan & Avalon please see our Southern wrecks web page. Cost is $155.00 and check the details for the trip 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!

The CIDA Difference

The CIDA Difference

What is the CIDA Difference? We like to think it is why more and more divers are going back on CIDA trips. Why? Because we have excellent trip hosts on all trips that are there to help out, be your buddy if needed, help repair things to keep you diving, make sure you are having the best time you can and above all else we care about you! We have Dive Trackers to use on all trips and we give back to the dive community with donations to events and discounts on trips. If you haven’t tried us out yet why wait!

Multi Mania trip special

Multi Mania trip special

CIDA has lots of multi-day trips planned and to get more people to see the benefit of going on a multi-day trip we have a NEW SPECIAL good till August 31, 2016. Book any CIDA multi-day trip and get a “Special Coupon Code” in the confirmation email that will be good for 10%  off the next multi-day trip you book with us. It’s reusable till August 31, 2016 and can be used for trips past August 31, 2016 as long as the trip is paid for before August 31, 2016. Check the CIDA Multi-day trip schedule here and be on your way to some fun times with CIDA!

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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