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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.

Feburary Happenings

Hi Divers,

Looks like winter is here and February is typically when we get the most rain and because of that we don’t have much in the way of boat trips on our calendar for this month. Of course there are other things to do like the Annual Avalon Harbor cleanup on February 20, 2016. CIDA has donated over $850.00 in trips for this event and we look forward to some lucky divers winning them.

Then on March 5th the California Wreck Divers are having their 45th Annual Banquet with GIANT raffle. Again CIDA has donated 2 trips for this event and this year it will be held at the SS Lane Victory in San Pedro. Also, the following week is the annual Divers Day at the Long Beach aquarium. If you are a diver and show your certification card you get in free-what a deal!

After February our CIDA calendar gets quite full with trips about every other week. We have an EXCELLENT line-up of trips this year and whether you are a photographer, hunter, freediver or sightseer we have you covered plus our trips are for all level divers from beginner and above. Check out the CIDA SoCal Dive Calendar to plan some trips and then call us if you have any questions or just use our simple online sales to sign-up for a trip.

If you haven’t yet been on a CIDA trip then it is time to see for yourself the CIDA difference! When people show up for a CIDA trip we want them to not only know there is someone on board to welcome them and make them feel welcome but also to have someone on board to help them out with anything that might be needed and when they go home they feel like they just left a fun family gathering and can’t wait till the next time to see everyone. We have excellent trip hosts who work hard at making sure everything goes well plus they will buddy up with anyone who needs a buddy. We also have Dive Trackers for anyone to use on all trips, excellent and big save a dive kits to make sure our customer and friends don’t have to miss a dive and more plus rebreathers, doubles, scooters and non-divers are welcome on all trips.

Looking for a dive vacation trip? If so, please consider one of the trips we have. For 2016 we still have some space on our trip to the Sea of Cortez/Socorro or our trip to Cuba & the Gardens of the Queens on December 29, 2016- January 7, 2017 plus we have many more trips scheduled to 2018 that you can see on our Dive Vacations page.

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

Keep Diving, Ken Kollwitz
Channel Islands Dive Adventures


Upcoming CIDA SoCal Dive Trips 

March 5thAnacapa-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

March 13thOil Rigs-Asante out of San Pedro

March 26thBackside Santa Cruz-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

April 9thAnacapa-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

April 16th & 17thSan Miguel/Santa Rosa-Truth out of Santa Baarbara

April 30th & May 1stOuter Island Photo Workshop with Michael Zeigler and Todd Winner-Conception out of Santa Barbara

CIDA SoCal Dive Trips

CIDA Dive Vacations

See our NEW Multi Mania Special below


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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Divers Day-Long Beach Aquarium

Divers Day-Long Beach Aquarium

Saturday, March 12, 2016-Learn all about recent advancements in diving at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s annual Divers Day. Featuring educational presentations and live dive demonstrations, the Aquarium will also host several organizations that are related to the sport and science of diving. The diving community is invited to find out about volunteer diving and other opportunities for involvement with dive-related organizations in Southern California.

Divers Day-Divers who present valid proof of certification with their photo I.D. will receive free admission.

2016 Avalon Harbor Cleanup

2016 Avalon Harbor Cleanup

The 2016 Avalon Harbor cleanup is February 20, 2016 and will be here before you know it so sign-up ASAP. This is the only time scuba diving is allowed in Avalon Bay, with 500+ expected volunteer divers collecting trash and debris. Awards ceremony follows on Wrigley Stage with prizes & giveaways including 4 CIDA gift certificates for dive trips. Proceeds benefit the USC Hyperbaric Chamber and the Robert E. Given Fund for Ocean Conservation & Educational Research. Catalina Island Conservancy. For more info visit USC Wrigley Institute.

Multi Trip Mania

Multi Trip Mania

CIDA has lots of fun 2 & 3 day trips planned and to get more people to see the benefit of going on a multi-day trip we have a NEW SPECIAL for you and it is good till August 31, 2016. Book a CIDA multi-day trip (2-3 days) and you will get a “Special Coupon Code” in the confirmation email that will be good for 10%  off the next time you book a CIDA multi-day trip. It is reusable till August 31, 2016 and it can be used for trips past August 31, 2016 as long as the trip is paid for before August 31, 2016. Check the CIDA Multi-day trip schedule here and be on your way to some fun times with CIDA!

Upcoming Vacation Trips


Cuba land & liveaboard-December 29, 2016 – January 7, 2017

The best of Cuba with 3 days in Havana and 7 days diving the Gardens of the Queen aboard the Jardine Aggressor. Some say it is the best diving in all the Caribbean! During the trip will visit with Cuban scientists and marine experts about ocean conservation. This is an educational trip with the Oceans for Youth Foundation. 10 day land & liveaboard excursion starting at $4885.00  

Raj Ampat-February 18-28, 2017

SweetLip2011Raja Ampat is a place where the swift nutrient-rich currents let the marine life thrive from the sea floor to the surface. Exotic sea life and macro critters abound and photo opportunities can be overwhelming and by the end of the trip you will have memories to last a lifetime! 10 days aboard the MV Ambai starting at $3795.00

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