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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.

November Happenings

Hi Divers,

Now that November is here get ready and hold on because before you know it Jan. 2016 will be here. It seems November and December just fly by so make sure you put some time aside to go diving and stay de-stressed!

The GREAT thing about this time of year is the diving conditions are usually the best and with the reports we have been hearing to water temp is much warmer then the outside temp and with the warmer water you just never know what you are going to see. It is like that all over the world so get ready for a new era in diving.

Because this is the best time of year to dive it is also the only time of year CIDA runs trips to places like the coastal offshore reefs between Oxnard and Malibu, Wrecks like the SM1, Gosford, Kelpcutter and more so sign-up before the trips are all filled up.

CIDA has lots to offer for all skill levels and 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 we have 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.

Looking for a vacation trip? If so, please consider one of the trips we have. Our Roatan trip in Feb. 2016 is full but we still have room on our 10 day live-aboard trip to the Sea of Cortez/Socorro or the live-aboard rip in Oct. 2016 to the Philippines.

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 (working on 2016 trips now) and then call us if you have any questions or just use our simple online sales to sign-up for a trip.

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

Keep Diving, Ken Kollwitz
Channel Islands Dive Adventures


Upcoming CIDA SoCal Dive Trips 

Nov. 29thAnacapa-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

Dec. 13thLA Local Wrecks-Asante out of Ports of Call, San Pedro

Dec. 19thWrecks & Reefs-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

Working on 2016 trips

CIDA SoCal Dive Trips

CIDA Dive Vacations


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”.


black sea bassHow many Giant Sea Bass are there in Southern California? You can help year round!

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!


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The CIDA Difference

The CIDA Difference

In the past 7 years Channel Islands Dive Adventures has come a long way by offering much more then just open boat dive trips. We believe in safety, fun, adventure and helping out the local SoCal dive community and we also believe if you haven’t tried us out yet you are really missing out on some of the best dive trips around. We have some excellent trip leaders on all trips, instill safety, go to cool dive sites, offer free use of Dive Trackers, run awesome warm & cold water trips and much more. Please check out the whole CIDA Difference 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


Roatan-Turquoise Bay Dive & Beach Resort-February 6-13, 2016

roatanThis will be Channel Islands Dive Adventures second time back to Roatan and this time we will be trying out a new place that has excellent reviews. Located on Roatan’s Northeast shore, Turquoise Bay is the only dive resort in this lush and remote area of the island providing you with the opportunity to dive uncrowded, pristine dive sites. The resort is set on a hillside with spectacular ocean views and a protected bay which makes the water calm and perfect for swimming and kayaking. Beach lovers will enjoy their private, tranquil, 500 ft white-sand beach or sit by the pool with a nice ice cold drink, either way it will be an excellent place to spend the Valentines week-so bring your sweetheart and celebrate together!

Nautilus Explorer-Sea of Cortez/Socorro Combo Expeditions-June 12-22, 2016

Manta credit Tanya G_ Burnett_800This is one of those bucket list trips that you will enjoy for many years afterwards from all the memories you will go home with! This will be a 10-night combo trip that combines diving at Socorro with the best of the Sea of Cortez during bait ball season. While in the Socorro Islands you will meet the giant Pacific mantas which are the largest of the rays and believed to be the most majestic creatures in the ocean.  At Socorro, these giants choose to interact with divers! They come in very close – less than 3 feet! – make eye contact with you and then swim along beside you – totally on their terms. Shark sightings are also very good at Socorro Island with common sightings of silky, Galapagos, hammerhead, white tip and silver tip sharks and when not at Socorro we will be diving the Sea of Cortez which has a well-earned reputation as the "Aquarium of the World".

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