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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.

May Happenings

Hi Divers,

Now that tax time is past us guess what time it is??? VACATION planning time if you haven’t already done so and you don’t always have to plan a long vacation because mini-vacations are just as good and sometime better because you can have more of them and spread them out over the year!

Either way CIDA has plenty to choose from. We still have two 3 day trips, five 2 day trips and 3 vacation trips for 2015 and we would love to have you join us on some of them. If you have never been on a 2 or 3 day trip you just don’t know what you are missing. Sure it costs more but you get much more value out of them then if you went on a bunch of single day trips. Why is this? No rushing to get the diving in because no need to get back the same day. Longer, more relaxed diving and more dives then a day trip with usually a night dive, more great meals and more time to get to know other divers. Also, lastly the chance to get to sites that are just too far away for a single day trip. There are many more reasons to join CIDA on a multi-day trip but you will have to come along on one to find out what they are!

If you have not yet been out on a CIDA trip you should get on one soon so you can see what you have been missing. Our trips are 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 calendar 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 combo (warm water), NC wrecks and shark teeth adventure (warm water 80°) and our 1 of a kind Canada 1000 Islands wreck trip (warmish water 76°) which is surely a trip you are not going to see anyplace else.

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 look at our 2015 dive schedule we think you will agree.

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

Keep Diving, Ken Kollwitz
Channel Islands Dive Adventures


Upcoming CIDA SoCal Dive Trips 

May 9thCatalina frontside-Truth out of Long Beach

May 17thLA Local Wrecks-Asante out of San Pedro

May 23rd-25thCalifornia Gold-Truth out of Long Beach

May 30thWest Santa Cruz-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

June 13thSanta Cruz backside-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

June 19th-21st-Big Sur-Vision out of Morro Bay

See all our 2015 vacation trips 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”.


Channel Islands Dive Adventures is the proud recipient of the 2013 Divers Alert Network “Rising Star” award-Thank you DAN!


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3 Day Big Sur Coastal trip

3 Day Big Sur Coastal trip

CIDA has spots reserved on this awesome 3 day trip on June 19-21, 2015. Diving the Big Sur coast can be wild, rugged and thrilling to say the least. Haven’t you driven down the Big Sur coast and wondered what beauty lies under the surface and thought “If only I could get down there with my dive gear”. If you have than you are not alone. The Big Sur coast has some of the most rugged areas and miles of coastal line that is just about non-accessible except when you are aboard the Vision.

Read all the trip details here and join us for an adventure you will LOVE! 

Chamber Day-Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Chamber Day-Wednesday, May 6, 2015

This year is the Chamber’s 41st year of  service to the Southern California diving community. While the Chamber still gets about 50% of its funding from the County, Chamber Day & Eve have become the major source of funds to keep the Chamber available to us divers 24/7/365. You can help by participating in Chamber Day, Chamber evening, The Flying Dutchman, Chamber Challenge or buying raffle tickets.

See more info and all the details here!

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 Vacation Trips


North Carolina shark teeth and wreck diving adventure-July 4-11, 2015

21428_4553287730451_1954074923_nDiving for megladon shark teeth is something you have to do at least once with most people getting hooked going back year after year as is the case with this trip. The water is 82 degrees with visibility running about 40′ + ft. and to go along with looking for shark teeth there are also plenty of wrecks to dive and no passport required. This is the 4th trip back to NC for CIDA and the reason is simple-no one can get enough of it!

Canada-Brockville & the 1000 Islands Wreck Adventure-August 22-29, 2015

diving in brockvilleBrockville and the 1000 Islands region 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. Brockville is located on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River between Montreal and Toronto, in Ontario, Canada along the USA and Canada border.

Belize-land & liveaboard 10 day trip combo-October 14-24, 2015

belize aggressorWhen everyone travels to Belize they come back and say a trip into the jungle is a must do to see the ancient ruins, rain forest and wild life so this trip make that possible by having the best of both worlds. First we will stay at a very nice resort in the jungle for four days and then spend a week aboard the Belize Aggressor for some awesome diving, fun and socializing. Diving in Belize is top notch and comes in as one of the best choices in reader polls. Belize is a wall diver’s paradise so why not join Channel Islands Dive Adventures on this one of a kind trip!

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