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.
Lobsters anyone? October brings us SoCal divers bug season and in honor of that CIDA has several trips for just this reason. Join us aboard the Asante to dive the Palos Verdes area on Oct. 9th, the Truth for our 7th Annual Bug Fest to Rosa/Cruz on Oct. 14/15 or the Explorer to dive the coastal areas between Ventura & LA County on Oct. 30th. If you are not a bug diver no worries because these trips can be fun for even the sightseer & photographer.
Are you into wrecks? If so, Oct. to Jan. can be the best time to dive some of our local wrecks that most people don’t realize we have. CIDA loves all things adventure and that is why we are the only ones to do trips to some of the local wrecks and offshore coastal sites.
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. 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. We are also just about finished and excited about our 2017 trip schedule so check back so for that.
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
Oct. 30th–Coastal Deep Hole/Neptunes-Explorer out of Ventura Harbor
Nov. 5th–SM1 & Gosford wrecks-Truth out of Santa Barbara
Nov. 20th–LA wrecks-Asante out of San Pedro
Nov. 27th–Anacapa-Peace out of Ventura Harbor
Dec. 11th–Oil Rigs-Asante out of San Pedro
Dec. 17th–Wrecks & Reefs-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!
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.
Do you LIKE wrecks like we do? If so, this is a trip for you. The SM1 and Gosford are natural wrecks and all 75′ or shallower off the coastline north of Santa Barbara. Both wrecks are very seldom dived and some of the coolest ones around plus we will also have Patrick Smith aboard to give us a history of both wrecks. Join us aboard the Vision (had a upgrade) for some EXCELLENT wreck dives! Cost for this trip is $150.00 and includes 3 dives, meals & 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!