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Channel Islands Dive Adventures

Channel Islands Dive Adventures offers FUN scuba trips for all divers around the Channel Islands including wrecks, oil rigs and coastal offshore reefs. Book your dive trip today!

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.

May Happenings

Hi Divers,

If you are looking for a FUN group to go diving with on a boat trip look no further. Here at CIDA we are all about FUN especially now that the weather might be getting nicer out!

We have a variety of trips throughout the Channel Islands and beyond and there is always something for everyone no matter what level diver you are or what it is you like to do such as UW photography, hunting or sightseeing and we even like having non-divers join us. Give our SoCal Dive Calendar a look to see all the COOL TRIPS we offer and sign-up using our simple and easy online booking system.

Looking for a dive vacation? If so, please consider one of our group trips on our Dive Vacations page and with trips planned to 2019 there are many to choose from. We have a trip to North Carolina coming up in June, God’s Pocket-B.C in August and the Sea of Cortez in September and we just recently added a trip to Bonaire for Feb. 2018 and the Solomon Islands in May 2018.

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

Keep Diving, Ken Kollwitz
Channel Islands Dive Adventures


Upcoming CIDA SoCal Dive Trips 

June 10thWest Santa Cruz-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

June 23rd to 25thBig Sur-Vision out of Morro Bay

July 1st & 2ndMiguel/Rosa-Truth out of Sea Landing, Santa Barbara

July 9thOil Rigs-Magician out of 22nd St Landing, San Pedro

July 28th & 29thBegg Rock/San Nick-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

CIDA SoCal Dive Trips

CIDA Dive Vacations

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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.

3 Day Big Sur Trip aboard the Vision

3 Day Big Sur Trip aboard the Vision

Diving the Big Sur coast is wild, rugged and thrilling and this is one trip that should be on your bucket list! If you have driven down the Big Sur coast and wondered what beauty lies under the surface and thought “If only I could get down there with my dive gear” than you are not alone and you should join CIDA for our trip aboard the Vision on June 23-25, 2017  (Fri/Sun.) leaving out of Morro Bay-See all the details here!

CIDA Trips with Photo Tips & More

CIDA Trips with Photo Tips & More

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!

Join DAN or DiveAssure today!

Join DAN or DiveAssure today!

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!

Upcoming Vacation Trips


Sea of Cortez, Midriff Islands-September 2-9, 2017

  midriff02Legendary diver Jacques Cousteau described the Sea of Cortez as the “world’s aquarium” and the “Galapagos of North America.”  The Sea of Cortez is home to sea lions, whale sharks, manta and mobula rays, dolphins, huge schools of fish and some fascinating macro life. 7 days aboard the Rocio Del Mar priced at $2495.00

Bonaire-Buddy Dive, Feb. 17-25, 2018

  Bonaire has won many diver reader awards and is not only lots of FUN but has some of the easiest diving of anywhere you can go-that is why this trip is our 4th time back. They have good boat dives, awesome and EASY shore dives and plenty of other things to see and do and is also GREAT trip for non-divers. 9 days at Buddy Dive starting at $1350.00

Solomon Islands, Bilikiki Liveaboard-May 19-29, 2018

The Solomon Islands consists of 922 islands, many are uninhabited and it is also an exotic wonderland of varied landscapes, rich in cultural and biological diversity. With the masses of fish, incredible variety of coral life and wrecks you be dazzled on every dive. 10 days aboard the MV Bilikiki priced at $5750.00

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