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.
August brings the end of summer for lots of people with vacations ending and school starting for others but that shouldn’t make it time to hang up the dive gear for another year. Our best weather for diving is September through January which is approaching fast. This is also the time of year when CIDA offers some of our favorite trips-diving the offshore coastal reefs! You can dive these areas year round but we can tell you from experience if you do try to dive them other than September through January you might be disappointed because the visibility and conditions are best during the fall and early winter.
Diving is a sport that you can do year round and getting the experience needed for some trips is easy because CIDA has lots to offer for all skill levels from single day or multi-day trips to vacation trips. We don’t do any teaching of classes but we do try our best to instill safety and fun with 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 having 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!
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 and then call us if you have any questions or just use our simple online sales to sign-up for a trip.
We also organize and run group trips with trip leaders to some exciting warm water locations and have trips planned for 2016 & 2017 and we are currently working on 2018 along with some other changes (big and small) to our schedule.
One friend mentioned that Channel Islands Dive Adventures are pioneers because we do quite a number of trips that no one has ever thought about and if you look at our 2015 dive schedule we think you will agree.
As always Channel Islands Dive Adventures is “Striving for Different Diving”
Upcoming CIDA SoCal Dive Trips
Sept. 6th–Farnsworth & Blue Caverns-Asante out of Ports O Call, San Pedro-Sold Out
Sept. 11th & 12th–San Miguel/Rosa-Peace out of Ventura Harbor
Sept. 19th–Oil Rigs, SoCal Shootout-Asante out of Ports O Call, San Pedro-Sold Out
Sept. 20th–Wrecks of the SM1 & Gosford, SoCal Shootout-Truth out of Santa Barbara
Oct. 10th–6th Annual Bug Fest-Asante out of Ports O Call, San Pedro
Oct. 11th–6th Annual Bug Fest-Asante out of Ports O Call, San Pedro
Oct. 18th–Coastal Deep Hole-Explorer out of Ventura Harbor
17 ft.com 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”.
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!
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.
Southern California’s premier underwater photography & video contest and weekend shootout is September 18-20, 2015. This weekend invites divers from all across Southern California to dive and photograph with the opportunity to enter the contest and win great prizes. This contest brings together our local community of divers and underwater photographers, while also promoting local diving and the great underwater environment we enjoy here in Southern California. There will be lots of cool prizes including the 5 dive trip gift certificates CIDA has donated! Sign-up here.
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.