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 is all about Independence Day so why not carry that through to scuba diving with classes, dive trips or both to make yourself a more independent diver? After all, we can’t get better without doing both and that brings me to something VERY IMPORTANT. For each trip we list who we think a dive is for and these descriptions are based on lots of experience we have had out diving the Channel Islands over the last 25 plus years so please if in doubt call us, we are always happy to talk to people to help you decide which trip is right for you.
Diving is a sport that you can do year round and getting the experience needed for some trips is easy because CIDA has lots to offer for all skill levels from single day or multi-day trips to vacation trips. We don’t do any teaching of classes but we do try our best to instill safety and fun with like-minded divers and that is probably why more and more people are finding out how much fun CIDA trips are. The other big benefit we have is having EXCELLENT & FRIENDLY dive hosts on all our trips. You won’t find us acting like the dive police but you may see us trying our best to help out anyone who might need it!
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 2 more big trips set for 2015 and they are-Belize land/liveaboard combo trip and our 1 of a kind Canada 1000 Islands wreck trip (warmish water 74°) 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 if you look at our 2015 dive schedule we think you will agree.
As always Channel Islands Dive Adventures is “Striving for Different Diving”
Upcoming CIDA SoCal Dive Trips
July 31st & Aug. 1st–Santa Barbara Island-Peace out of Ventura Harbor
August 8th–Deep Wrecks, Palawan & Avalon-Asante out of Ports O Call, San Pedro
August 16th–Anacapa/Santa Cruz-Explorer out of Ventura Harbor
Sept. 6th–Farnsworth & Blue Caverns-Asante out of Ports O Call, San Pedro
Sept. 11th & 12th–San Miguel/Rosa-Peace out of Ventura Harbor
Sept. 19th–Oil Rigs, SoCal Shootout-Asante out of Ports O Call, San Pedro
Sept. 20th–Wrecks of the SM1 & Gosford, SoCal Shootout-Truth out of Santa Barbara
17 ft.com 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!
Southern California’s premier underwater photography & video contest and weekend shootout is September 18-20, 2015. This weekend invites divers from all across Southern California to dive and photograph with the opportunity to enter the contest and win great prizes. This contest brings together our local community of divers and underwater photographers, while also promoting local diving and the great underwater environment we enjoy here in Southern California. There will be lots of cool prizes including the 5 dive trip gift certificates CIDA has donated! Sign-up here.
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.