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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.

December Happenings

Hi Divers,

With December comes the holidays and a busy time for most people and to reduce your stress level and take care of yourself you need to go diving! CIDA still has one VERY cool trip on December 20th aboard the Peace. This is another CIDA only trip diving some wrecks and outer Anacapa reefs. 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 next year will not be any different.

It looks like winter is finally here but that doesn’t mean that the boat diving isn’t going to be any good, in fact November and January can be some of the best diving as long as it isn’t shore diving. YES, winter can be the best but it is colder so if you need a new wetsuit or maybe a drysuit and a class to go along with it please visit our friends at PCH Scuba and tell them CIDA sent you.

CIDA has plenty of boat trips planned for all level divers and types of diving you may want to do such as photography, hunting, freediving or just plain old sightseeing and in 2015 we are almost doubling our offering of cool trips. 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 combo, NC wrecks and shark teeth adventure and Canada 1000 Islands wreck trip that is still in the works.

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

Keep Diving, Ken Kollwitz
Channel Islands Dive Adventures


Upcoming CIDA Dive Trips 

December 20th-Local wrecks (kelpcutter & Peacock)-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

January 4th-Farnsworth/Catalina-Truth out of Long Beach

January 10th-Catalina-Truth out of Long Beach

January 24th-Wreck/Rigs-Truth out of Long Beach

February 7th-Anacapa-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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34th Annual Avalon Underwater Cleanup

34th Annual Avalon Underwater Cleanup

With over 500 divers retrieving trash and lost items from the harbor as well as having a great time celebrating the Avalon underwater cleanup how could you not have fun! Again, CIDA has donated three single day trips and one 2 day trip to this years event on Saturday, February 21, 2015


Registration is $50 per diver, $25 per non-diver. Sign-up now for an early bird special of $40 per diver.

See complete details here.

Get your discount!

Get your discount!

Did you know that CIDA offers a 5% discount to clubs and groups that support or sponsor us? It’s true and what is better than diving and getting a discount! Contact us to find out the details-it’s EASY.


thWe also offer a 10% discount to anyone having been in the military, active, reservist or retired. When signing up online use the coupon code “Military”

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!

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Upcoming Events


Farnsworth/Backside Catalina

farnsworthDiving Catalina is always a fun adventure. Farnsworth Bank is a  series of deep offshore pinnacles and is mainly known for its abundance of purple hydrocoral. The shallowest spot is about 65′ with it dropping down far below recreational diving depths. Fransworth is also close to many good spots on the backside of Catalina such as Iron Bound Cove, Eagles Nest, the wreck of the Midnight Hour and much more


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADiving Catalina is always a fun adventure. Catalina Island is very large with many excellent dive sites such as; Blue Cavern Point, Bird Rock, Eagle Reef, Arrow Point, Goat Harbor (giant black sea bass) and many more. The average visibility is usually about 30’-40’ and on good days getting  to 60’ plus like in January.

Wreck & Rigs

rigDiving the rigs is awesome and most people can never seem to get enough of them. There is just something to diving a man-made structure over diving a reef that seems to be so surreal! Not only the rig but diving a wreck like the Olympic II makes this trip a MUST DO and to top it all off we get back earlier than a normal dive day. Don't miss out and Sign-up soon

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