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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.

September Happenings

Hi Divers,

Can you believe, it is September already? This is the time of year when the diving usually gets REALLY good with lobster season just around the corner and the only way you will find out how GOOD it REALLY is will be to book a trip with CIDA!

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 have some exciting 2 day trips coming up such as our Miguel/Rosa trip on Sept. 23 & 24, Bug Fest to Rosa & Cruz on Oct. 14 & 15 and Begg Rock on Nov. 12 & 13. If you like wrecks we have trips to some of our favorites-SM1 & Gosford and the Kelpcutter & Spirit of America.

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”

Keep Diving, Ken Kollwitz
Channel Islands Dive Adventures

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Upcoming CIDA SoCal Dive Trips 

Sept. 16th & 17thSanta Cruz, Gull Island-Peace out of Ventura

Sept. 23rd & 24thMiguel/Rosa-Truth out of Santa Barbara

Oct. 9thPalos Verdes-Asante out of San Pedro

Oct. 14th & 15thBug Fest, Santa Rosa &  Santa Cruz-Truth out of Santa Barbara

Oct. 30thCoastal Deep Hole/Neptunes-Explorer out of Ventura Harbor

CIDA SoCal Dive Trips

CIDA Dive Vacations

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Weather-button217 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”.

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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.

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 Channel Islands Dive Adventures is the proud recipient of the 2013 Divers Alert Network “Rising Star” award-Thank you DAN!

 

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7th Annual Bug Fest-Oct. 14th & 15th

7th Annual Bug Fest-Oct. 14th & 15th

Our 2 day Bug Fest trip is BACK and now will be aboard the Truth on Oct. 14th & 15th. We plan to go to Talcott Shoals, Santa Rosa and the west end of Santa Cruz if the weather gods are kind to us. This is an excellent trip for everyone including those that would like to learn to catch lobsters. Cost for this 2 day trip aboard the Truth is $360.00 and includes lots of dives, meals & air. See the trip details here.

Miguel/Rosa-Sept. 23rd & 24th

Miguel/Rosa-Sept. 23rd & 24th

San Miguel and Santa Rosa are the farthest north of the Channel Islands and because of this the diving can be awesome and both are home to many excellent sites with very little diving pressure and the dives can be spectacular for the photographer, hunter and sightseer. This trip is not a “photo only” trip but  we will have a local underwater photographer known as Scuba Zac to help anyone wanting tips on becoming a better photographer. Cost for this 2 day trip aboard the Truth is $360.00 and includes lots of dives, meals & air. See the trip details here.

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

Feb
11

Cozumel-Blue Angel Resort-February 11-19, 2017

13388690_890977357692066_775520286_nCozumel is always fun with some excellent diving and offers some of the best diving reefs available in the world. It is home to a variety of underwater vistas and a range of locations appropriate to all experience levels, from spur and groove reefs to walls that drop off into great blue depths. The Blue Angel Resort is rated # 7 of all Cozumel hotels on trip review. 9 days at the Blue Angel Resort priced at $1245.00
Aug
06

B.C., Canada-Gods Pocket-August 6-12, 2017

  449ef3a6ade550648b3b4ff7b840bf70We will be staying at the God’s Pocket resort on Hurst Island a short distance by boat from Port Hardy. British Columbia is AWESOME for diving, wildlife viewing & sightseeing and is a must do trip plus it is one of our favorite places to visit. 7 days at God’s Pocket priced at $2450.00
Sep
02

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

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