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.
Happy New Year and welcome to what has turned out to be a wet January. No one said a little water would hurt us divers and between storms the diving is still good at the islands or rigs but probably not the best along the coast and that is why you should hop on one of CIDA’s boat trips. 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. You can also join us for a Kern River rafting trip in June and a dive/campout to Jade Cove along the Big Sur coast in late September.
CIDA has also been lucky enough to work it out to have either Michael Zeigler, Todd Winner with Immersed Imaging or Zac Areneta with Samy’s Camera 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. Our planned trips for 2017 are North Carolina, God’s Pocket-B.C, Sea of Cortez and Raj Ampat with plenty more planned for 2018 & 2019.
As always Channel Islands Dive Adventures is “Striving for Different Diving”
Upcoming CIDA SoCal Dive Trips
Feb. 4th-Santa Cruz Island-Peace out of Ventura Harbor
March 4th–Anacapa-Peace out of Ventura Harbor
March 5th–Whale Watching trip-Magician out of 22nd St landing, San Pedro
March 19th–Oil Rigs-Magician out of 22nd St landing, San Pedro
March 25th–Santa Cruz-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. When signing up online enter “Student” or “Military” for the coupon code and for clubs enter your club code.
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.
CIDA has been lucky enough to work it out to have either Michael Zeigler or Todd Winner both from Immersed Imaging or Zac Areneta from Samys Camera on a number of trips throughout the year to give photo & video help & tips to those that would like to learn more about underwater photography. Check out our Dive Calendar for more info.
Please join us and take your photography to the next level!
Would you like the chance to find some Jade, do some beach-combing, have fun and maybe do some diving? If so then this outing is for you. This trip is scheduled for Sept. 28th-Oct. 1, 2017 (Thurs.-Sun.). We will be camping at Plaskett Creek (National Forest). Plaskett Creek is about 1 hour North of San Simeon and is across the highway from Jade Cove and Sand Dollar Beach.
Bring the Family and lets have FUN together! See more details here
Come join CIDA for A full day of wet and wild fun! The 1 day Lower Kern trips are filled with plenty of class II and III rapids that make for a really fun group trip. Be ready to relax, get wet and soak up the sun drenched rapids. This is a perfect river trip for friends of Channel Islands Dive Adventures to have an awesome getaway and meet new dive buddies all at the same time.
Bring the family! Cost is $170.00 each and includes, instructions, guides and lunch.
The Magician doesn’t only do dive trips. With all Captain Carl’s marine mammal experience they also do whale watching and birding trips and CIDA thought what better way is there to spend the day with family then a 5 hour whale watching trip. See trip details here.
Bring the Family! Cost is $65.00 and includes a 5 hour cruise with food, snacks & drinks.
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!