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December is here, the time of year we are to be jolly but that can sometimes be hard with the chaos of the season so what better way to alleviate that then go DIVING!
For that we have 2 advanced trips for December. The 1st a Rig dive on the 11th and the 2nd is a wreck trip on the 17th. If you miss those we have plenty going on in 2017.
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. We have made some changes and now will offer some trips on the Magician including a whale watching trip. Other things in the works is a river rafting trip and a dive/campout to Jade Cove.
We have also been lucky enough to work it out to have either Michael Zeigler, Todd Winner or Zac Areneta on a number of trips throughout the year to give photo & video help to those that would like to learn more or get into something new.
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.
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 Carolina, God’s Pocket-B.C, Sea of Cortez and Raj Ampat and currently working on 2018 & 2019.
As always Channel Islands Dive Adventures is “Striving for Different Diving”
Upcoming CIDA SoCal Dive Trips
Dec. 11th–Oil Rigs-Asante out of San Pedro
Dec. 17th–Wrecks & Reefs-Peace out of Ventura Harbor
Jan. 7th–Santa Rosa with Michael Zeigler-Truth out of Santa Barbara
Jan. 15th-Oil Rigs-Asante out of San Pedro
Feb. 4th-Santa Cruz Island-Peace out of Ventura Harbor
CIDA SoCal Dive Trips
We offer 10% Student & Military discounts and 5% discounts to sponsoring clubs on all local SoCal trips
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!
For this trip we plan to dive some seldom dived wrecks and outer reefs. The wrecks of the Kopco Star (Kelpcutter) and the Spirit of America (Peacock) have lots of history with the Kelpcutter being in an episode of Sea Hunt. We only do this once a year so don’t miss out!
Cost for this trip is $155.00 (limit 26) and includes 4 dives, meals & air. See the trip details here.
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.
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!