• 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

  • Trips to Wrecks, Rigs, Coastal, Islands and more

Come join CIDA for your next Dive Adventure!

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.

October Happenings

Hi Divers,

Lobster season is here and this is one of the busiest times for the SoCal dive community not to mention it is an excellent time to get out and dive because the conditions have been just plain AWESOME! There is no telling how long it will continue so my suggestion if you aren’t already doing it is to get out and DIVE. Channel Islands Dive Adventures is growing and with that there are plenty of opportunities to meet new dive buddies, make new friends and have fun diving together!

If you are one of the few on a bug trip in October great because lots of the trips have been filling including both CIDA’s trips in October. Don’t fret because November can be just as good and we have 2 trips in November with space on either trips, a 1 day or 2 day trip to some of our favorite dive spots along the coast between Pt. Mugu and Santa Monica. CIDA is the leader in coastal diving so come join us!

CIDA has plenty of boat trips planned for all level divers and types of diving you may want to do such as photography, hunting, freediving or just plain old sightseeing. The best place to start is to look at the CIDA dive trip schedule and then call us if you have any questions or just use our simple online sales to sign-up for a trip.

Currently we are in the process of planning our local dive trips for 2015 and vacation trips for 2015 & 2016. We can’t wait to tell you about them so stay tuned and check back or to make it even better sign-up below for our newsletter.

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

Keep Diving, Ken Kollwitz
Channel Islands Dive Adventures


Upcoming CIDA Dive Trips 

October 11th & 12th-Bug Fest-Pacific Star out of 22nd St. Landing, San Pedro

October 19th-Santa Cruz, Yellowbanks-Explorer out of Ventura Harbor-wait list

November 8th-Coastal Deep Hole area-Explorer out of Ventura Harbor

November 15th & 16th-Coastal offshore reefs past Malibu-Peace out of Ventura Harbor

December 20th-Local wrecks (kelpcutter & Peacock)-Peace out of Ventura Harbor


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”.


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


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CIDA trip pictures-check them out!

CIDA trip pictures-check them out!

We here at CIDA love to show others the wonders of our fun sport-Scuba Diving. We try our best to get fun pictures from each trip to show how much fun we have on the single & multi-day trips as well as the vacation trips and have just updated the CIDA photo gallery.

P1000500Check the pictures out here and hopefully you can join us sometime!

Get your discount!

Get your discount!

Did you know that CIDA offers a 5% discount to clubs and groups that support or sponsor us? It’s true and what is better than diving and getting a discount! Contact us to find out the details-it’s EASY.


thWe also offer a 10% discount to anyone having been in the military, active, reservist or retired. When signing up online use the coupon code “Military”

Join DAN or DiveAssure today!

Join DAN or DiveAssure today!

If your a diver and don’t have dive accident 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 dive accident insurance and that also goes for travel insurance 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. Please check them both out .

Get all the info needed for DAN & DiveAssure here!

Upcoming Events


Neptunes/Deep Hole area

Deep Hole 12-20-08 080The diving offshore along the coast can be excellent with its rocky reefs and kelp forests that are for the most part untouched by divers. Most of the areas are just too far for a diver to swim and with no dive boats going down the coast it can make for some awesome diving. The good thing is that the reefs are offshore far enough that visibility can be from 20’-60’. The coast can be a very good hunting and an excellent area for photographers. CIDA is the leader in coastal diving!

Coastal Offshore Reefs past Malibu

coastalChannel Islands Dive Adventures has the Peace  chartered for a trip down the coast for points between Neptunes and Palos Verdes on Saturday & Sunday, November 15 & 16, 2014. Diving the offshore reefs down the coast can be very exciting as it is not a place where many divers get to dive from a boatThis trip has never been done before and should be a blast not to mention it is a 2 day trip on a Sat/Sun aboard the Peace which virtually never happens. CIDA is the leader in coastal diving! 

Wrecks & Outer Reefs

kelpcutterChannel Islands Dive Adventures has the Peace chartered for a trip diving the wreck of the Kopco Star (Kelpcutter) and the Spirit of America (Peacock) then some outer reefs on Saturday, December 20, 2014. You will not find a trip like this anywhere else and you don't get many chances for a line up like this so don’t miss out!

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