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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

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.

March Happenings

Hi Divers,

A few winter storms and still not much rain so we still have some EXCELLENT diving conditions here in SoCal. The only hurdle we need to get past now is tax time and when you get that refund please don’t forget the best way to de-stress is to go on a Channel Islands Dive Adventures trip or better yet pay your deposit for a vacation dive trip with us.

CIDA currently has 37 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 comboNC wrecks and shark teeth adventure and our 1 of a kind Canada 1000 Islands wreck trip which is surely a trip you are not going to see anyplace else.

The Brockville area of Ontario, Canada along the USA and Canada border has gained critical acclaim as being the “World’s Best Fresh Water Scuba Diving” destination. Part of the attraction to this area is the water clarity and that there is no thermocline and with water temps in the mid 70’s during the late summer you just can’t find a more awesome place to dive century old shipwrecks with the chance to see artifacts that are scattered along the river bottom.

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

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

Keep Diving, Ken Kollwitz
Channel Islands Dive Adventures


Upcoming CIDA Dive Trips 

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

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

April 11th-Anacapa-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

April 11th & 12th-2 day photo workshop-Conception out of Santa Barbara

April 18th & 19th-San Clemente Island-Truth out of Long Beach

April 25th-San Miguel Island-Peace out of Ventura Harbor


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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Divers Day-Aquarium of the Pacific

Divers Day-Aquarium of the Pacific

March 7, 2015 is Divers Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach and divers who present valid proof of certification with their photo I.D. will receive free admission. 

Check out educational presentations and dive demonstrations in exhibits. The diving community is invited to learn more about volunteer diving and other opportunities for involvement with dive-related organizations in Southern California. See more about it here.


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!

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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!

DAN dive articles, medical F & Q or ask a question

Upcoming Events


Santa Cruz Backside

santa cruzSome of the best diving at Santa Cruz Island can be found on the backside not to mention it is usually very protected from the wind and offers some nice calm diving. Most of these spots have healthy kelp forests, and can be good for hunting, photography or sightseeing. The depths range from 20’-80’ and visibility from 20’-60’. Come join us and sign-up while there are still some spots left.


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.

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