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Channel Islands Dive Adventures Warm Water and Cold Water Scuba Diving Vacations

Dive vacations can be so much fun and traveling with a group is even better. You meet new people and make new friends for life. We take pride in making it easy for you. Book your trip now!

Here are some reasons why you SHOULD join us for group scuba vacations?

  • We set everything up and take care of all the details
  • There is a host/tour guide on all trips to help make sure things go as planned
  • Traveling with a group can be quite fun
  • Meet everyone before the trip at pre trip parties
  • Have fun all over again at the after trip parties
  • Make new friends and dive buddies for life
  • Have the chance to see and go places you might normally not go to
  • Let your hair down and enjoy yourself

We LOVE group trips and arranging trips to warm water diving locations all over the world. Cold water trips to Canada and dive trips within the United States is another one of our specialties. Not a diver? No worries because non-divers are always welcome.

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Canada-Thousand Islands Wreck Trip-Aug. 24 to Sept. 1, 2019

The Thousand Islands area along the St. Lawrence River has gained critical acclaim as being the “World’s Best Fresh Water Scuba Diving” destination. The main reason for this is the wrecks and their artifacts, submerged structures, old bottle collecting, 72 degree water temperature (in August) and no thermoclines. This area is located between Montreal and Toronto, in Ontario, Canada along the USA and Canada border.

9 days-priced at $1795.00 Book Trip

Southern Red Sea-Heaven Saphir & Egypt Land Tour-October 14-30, 2019 (sold out)

We have a special trip planned with 7 days on the Saphir Liveaboard and 9 days touring Egypt. We will be diving the Southern area out of Marsa Alam to Daedalus and down to St. Johns enjoying sharks, wrecks and beautiful reefs. For the guided Land Tour we will spend 4 days in Cairo with a Nile cruise and more sightseeing after the boat trip. This will be a trip of a lifetime! (Sold Out)

Diving and Land Tour starting at $4650.00

Roatan-Roatan Aggressor-July 18-25, 2020

roatan-flamingo-tongueCIDA has been to Roatan three times and Utila once and having the chance to do it all on one trip plus Cayos Cochinos and Seamounts sounded very exciting.  With the diving so different in each area you can’t go wrong. Beautiful reefs, wrecks, walls and seamounds along with the chance to do 27 dives we just had to do this trip!

7 day livaboard trip starting at $3000.00 Book Trip

Scuba diving vacations-Land based or liveaboard travel?

How does the higher cost of a liveaboard vs land based dive resort compare?

Land based scuba diving vacations are nice and can be lots of fun. CIDA has been to many land based dive resorts. A typical package might include some or all meals along with 2-3 dives then the bar bill and extra dives all cost more. The extras can adds up fast. Most of the time you need to be back for scheduled meals so the dives all revolve around this or you miss meals. In our opinion the diving sometimes suffers from this. Sure you do get to be on land and do some land activities which is always fun and interesting plus a land based resort is great for non-divers but it isn’t always the best option for a dive trip.

Sooner or later you will want more out of a trip and that is where the scuba diving vacations on a liveboard trip come in. On the liveaboard you have the ability to travel in style. Walking out your room to the dive deck and diving some of the best places you can is an awesome felling. No long rides from a land based resort sure is nice. Night dives on a live-aboard are the norm and afterwards the steward might be bringing you a hot chocolate with some rum in it. After a dive a staff member is handing you a hot towel to dry off with. Meals are excellent with lots of snacks in between. All the staff on board a liveaboard pride themselves with making sure you have the best time ever.

If the weather gets bad you can travel someplace else to get some good diving in instead of being land locked. With today’s weather patterns this is always a possibility. Want to learn something new like nitrox or get better with your pictures, no problem because there is always help close by. Of course you went on that live-aboard trip to dive. With 4 day dives (sometimes more) and a night dive every day you will get in all the diving your body can handle. Bar bills you can forget because wine & beer is usually part of the trip. Now I will agree the rooms are a bit smaller but then who really needs to be in them while on a dive vacation after all we are there to DIVE.


Any questions? Please call Ken at (805) 469-7288 or email