Peace - Adventure Trip-Spirit of America and Deep Reefs-(Experienced Advanced Deep diver)-Sunday, Oct. 27 2019

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Date: Sunday, Oct. 27 2019

Join CIDA on our "Adventure Trip" diving the Spirit of America along with some deeper outer reefs off Santa Cruz Island. Channel Islands Dive Adventures is the only place you will find a trip like this. The trip is on the Peace on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. There aren't many chances for a line up like this so don't miss out!

This 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.

The plan is to board at 6:00 am Sunday morning (or after 8:00 pm on Saturday) and depart at 7:00 am, doing the 1st dive at the wreck of the Spirit of America. Afterwards we will plan do some outer reefs off Santa Cruz Island.

The Spirit of America (if that is what her real name is) had a lot of mystery around her. It was known that the wreck was a WWII Minesweeper that sunk in the 70’s. The Spirit of America sits upright on a sandy bottom at about 65’deep outside the Scorpion Anchorage, Santa Cruz Island. Visibility here can be 15’-40’. With the hull and its structure to explore the Spirit of America is a very good dive. It is in a protected area and there are lots of fish and the biggest Spanish Shawls on her.

Trip Details
  • Where: Adventure Trip-Spirit of America and Deep Reefs
  • Depart from: Ventura Harbor
  • When: Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019
  • Time: Board at 6:00 am or after 8:00 pm Saturday night with the Peace departing at 7:00 am, the approx. time back to the dock is 6:00 pm.
  • Cost: $171.00 includes, 3 dives, food, snacks, drinks & air and reserved bunk-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.