Adventure Trip-Deep Coastal Offshore Reefs-Peace Dive Boat-Dec. 21, 2019-(Experienced Advanced Deep divers and above)

Join CIDA on our “Adventure Trip” diving the deeper coastal reefs out from Neptune’s Net in the Deep Hole area. Much of the deeper sites here have yet to be explored. Channel Islands Dive Adventures is the only place you will find a trip like this. The trip is on the Peace on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2019. There aren’t many chances for a line up like this so don’t miss out!

tech gearThis year we decided to put more ADVENTURE back into some of the Channel Islands Dive Adventures trips with some of our trips now called “Adventure Trips”. These trips will all be limited load doing wrecks, man-made structures and deeper reefs along with some possible exploration as well. Planned depths for these trips are in the 70′-120′ range and on some of the sites we might split the group into 2 dropping both groups about 15 minutes apart. These trips are PERFECT for the Experienced Advanced Deep diver or above getting tired of the same old thing and wanting more. Rebreathers, doubles and scooters are welcome and PLEASE no extended dive times past 60 minutes unless otherwise noted.

This area is large and very dramatic and is comprised of large boulders, small rock piles, rock walls, rocky reefs and pinnacles. There are deeper sites (70′-80′) such as Sea Fans and Sweet Spot . The main dive area has depths ranging from 40’-100’ but there are some other unexplored areas out towards 150′ and beyond. For this trip we will be exploring the 80′-120′ range and visibility often can be 20’- 50’.

The plan is to board at 5:00 am Saturday morning (or after 8:00 pm on Friday night) and depart at 6:00 am for a nice ride down the coast for 3 dives with us getting back to the dock about 6:00 pm.

On this trip we will have Guest Photographer Brook Peterson joining us to give free tips and suggestions for those who ask. 

Brook is an avid scuba diver and underwater photographer who enjoys capturing the beauty of the underwater environment throughout the world. She is an original member of the SEA&SEA Alpha program. Her work has been featured in both print and online magazines.  She is the owner of Waterdog Photography and authors a blog on underwater photography and techniques.  More of her work can be found at www.waterdogphotography.comFacebook, and instagram@waterdogphotography_brook.

This trip is best suited for Experienced Advanced Deep divers and above that have experience in cold water conditions including possible current, swell, limited visibility and deep water. The wrecks, man-made structures and deeper reefs visited on our “Adventure Trips” are unique and interesting and inherently have more hazards and may not necessarily have the best dive conditions. Most importantly, good buoyancy control is needed and surface signal tubes are always recommended.

Trip Details

  • Where: Adventure Trip-Deep Coastal Offshore Reefs
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019
  • Time: Board at 5:00 am (or after 8:00 pm on Friday night) with the Peace departing at 6:00 am, the approx. time back to the dock is 6:00 pm.
  • Cost: $170.00 includes, 3 dives, meals, drinks, air & reserved bunk-Limited to 22 divers
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The Peace is widely known as a first class dive boat ideal for single and multi-day trips to the Channel Islands and beyond. The Captain and crew are all dive-masters and DAN oxygen providers. The safety of the passengers is of utmost importance to them and at the same time they are happy to get you to the best possible dive sites that they can.

The Peace is 65’x 22’ and has single and double bunks that sleep 32. All bunks have privacy curtains, lights, pillows and blankets. There are 2 heads with showers along with an outdoor fresh water shower. There is also a clothes dryer if needed.

On the dive deck there is plenty of room for everyone along with a sundeck, live game well for all the hunters, 12’ inflatable chase boat, two 18 CFM compressors for air and nitrox and their famous hot tub. The Peace can fill to 3500 psi and for nitrox (additional charge) they are equipped with a DNAx membrane system setup for 32% fills. With the membrane system there is no need for O2 clean tanks.


Inside there is a large galley with a TV and VCR player along with an area for cameras with lots of 110-volt outlets for your charging needs and this is also where all the delicious meals are cooked and served. Meals for a typical day will include a starter breakfast of oatmeal, toast, bagels, fruit, cereal, juice and more. You then can make your first dive and afterwards have a full hot breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes and more. For lunch there is always a big spread with a theme like Italian, Mexican or something else. Save room, because later in the day there is still a homemade desert usually along with ice cream. If you’re on a multi-day trip, then there is still a big dinner along with more deserts. Just make sure you dive as much as possible to burn off all the food. For drinks there is a soda machine, ice and there is always water available. If you feel inclined to bring your own alcoholic drinks, that is also OK, just please bring your own cooler and ice to store them in.

All trips on the Peace include food, snacks, drinks & air.


For trips on the Peace you will need to bring all your own gear and 1 tank. Gear rentals are not available through the Peace. If you need gear rentals you will need to arrange that through your local dive shop.

The Peace is in the Ventura Harbor and is located next to Island Packers at 1691 Spinnaker Dr. G – Dock. See  directions here.


To sign up and pay for the trip or if you have any questions, please contact Ken at or call (805) 469-7288