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  • 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

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.

October Happenings

Hi Divers,

Lobsters anyone? October brings us SoCal divers bug season and in honor of that CIDA has several trips for just this reason. Join us aboard the Asante to dive the Palos Verdes area on Oct. 9th, the Truth for our 7th Annual Bug Fest to Rosa/Cruz on Oct. 14/15 or the Explorer to dive the coastal areas between Ventura & LA County on Oct. 30th. If you are not a bug diver no worries because these trips can be fun for even the sightseer & photographer.

Are you into wrecks? If so, Oct. to Jan. can be the best time to dive some of our local wrecks that most people don’t realize we have. CIDA loves all things adventure and that is why we are the only ones to do trips to some of the local wrecks and offshore coastal sites.

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. Check out our CIDA SoCal Dive Calendar and what we call the CIDA difference and then plan some trips with us or call with any questions. You can also use our simple online sales to sign-up for any trip. We are also just about finished and excited about our 2017 trip schedule so check back so for that.

Looking for a dive vacation? If so, please consider one of our group trips we have on our Dive Vacations page and please check back because there are lots of trips currently being added to the CIDA line-up. For trips planned for 2017 we have Cozumel, North CarolinaGod’s Pocket-B.CSea of Cortez and Raj Ampat and currently working on 2018 & 2019.

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

Keep Diving, Ken Kollwitz
Channel Islands Dive Adventures


Upcoming CIDA SoCal Dive Trips 

Oct. 30thCoastal Deep Hole/Neptunes-Explorer out of Ventura Harbor

Nov. 5thSM1 & Gosford wrecks-Truth out of Santa Barbara

Nov. 20thLA wrecks-Asante out of San Pedro

Nov. 27thAnacapa-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

Dec. 11thOil Rigs-Asante out of San Pedro

Dec. 17thWrecks & Reefs-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

CIDA SoCal Dive Trips

CIDA Dive Vacations


We offer 10% Student & Military discounts and 5% discounts to sponsoring clubs on all local SoCal trips


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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LA Wrecks-Nov. 20th

LA Wrecks-Nov. 20th

The area outside of San Pedro is home to quite a few wrecks with some being seldom dived. Some of the wrecks are the Georgia Strait, African Queen, Olympic II, Johanna Smith and more. Some are bigger and picturesque with wolf eels and some are more of a debris field but either way they all are unique in their own way. If you are into pretty reefs and untouched wrecks with great visibility then this trip IS NOT for you! Cost for this trip is $135.00 and includes 3 dives, snacks, lunch & air. See the trip details here.

SM1 & Gosford wrecks-Nov. 5th

SM1 & Gosford wrecks-Nov. 5th

Do you LIKE wrecks like we do? If so, this is a trip for you. The SM1 and Gosford are natural wrecks and all 75′ or shallower off the coastline north of Santa Barbara. Both wrecks are very seldom dived and some of the coolest ones around plus we will also have Patrick Smith aboard to give us a history of both wrecks. Join us aboard the Vision (had a upgrade) for some EXCELLENT wreck dives!  Cost for this trip is $150.00 and includes 3 dives, meals & air. See the trip 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

Raj Ampat-December 8-19, 2017

SweetLip2011The islands of Raja Ampat are a place where the nutrient-rich currents let the marine life thrive from the sea floor to the surface. Exotic sea life and macro critters abound and photo opportunities can be overwhelming. 10 days aboard the MV Ambai priced at $4475.00

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