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Adventure Trip-Spirit of America and Deep Reefs-Peace Dive Boat-Oct. 27, 2019-(Experienced Advanced Deep divers and above)

Join CIDA on our “Adventure Trip” diving the wreck of the Spirit of America and deep outer reefs off Santa Cruz Island.

We are the only ones running trips like this to the Spirit of America and Santa Cruz Island deep reefs. The planned depths will be in the 70′-120′ range. Some of the dive sites we will visit we plan to split the group into two, dropping each about 15 minutes apart.

Diving the wreck of the Spirit of America/Peacock on a Channel Islands Dive Adventures trip

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Trip Details

  • Where: Adventure Trip-Spirit of America and Deep Reefs
  • When: Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019.
  • Time: Board at 6:00 am Sunday (or after 8:00 pm on Saturday) with the Peace departing at 7:00 am, the approx. time back to the dock is 6:00 pm.
  • Cost: $171.00 and  includes, 3 dives, food, snacks, drinks & air and reserved bunk-see bunk list-Limited to 22 divers

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 Highlights

There is much mystery surrounding the Spirit of America.  The wreck was a WWII Minesweeper that sunk in the 70’s but before that is somewhat of a mystery. She sits upright on a sandy bottom resting at about 65’ deep outside the Scorpion Anchorage, Santa Cruz Island. Visibility can be 15’-40’. The Spirit of America is a very good dive with plenty to explore. The wreck is in a protected area with lots of fish and the large Spanish Shawls.

spirit of america wreck santa cruz island

These Adventure trips are PERFECT for the Experienced Advanced Deep diver who is getting tired of the same old thing and wanting more. Rebreathers, doubles and scooters are welcome. PLEASE no planned extended dive times past 60 minutes on the Adventure trips.

The Boat

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 Peace is 65’x 22’ and has single and double bunks that sleep 32. All bunks have privacy curtains, lights, pillows and blankets. Read more about the Peace HERE.



If you have any questions, please contact Ken at or call (805) 469-7288