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Dive Team

Channel Islands Scuba is more than just a dive shop; diving is a large part of each of our lives. To help diving become a major part of your life, we have created our Dive Team. Here we can talk about the specifics of the hobby we all love, as well as organize outings with fellow divers.

The Channel Islands Scuba Dive Team is open to all divers regardless of skill level or location. We want to form a tight knit group of divers who are passionate, those who embrace the sport of diving, and who want to share their experiences, learn, and grow better on each dive. We want to meet with fellow divers who are interested in maximizing what Southern California has to offer the dive community. We live in a truly unique location, and we intend to make the most of it.

To join the CIS Dive Team, check the calendar to see our next team meeting. You’re welcome to just drop by, or come prepared with a membership application and liability release form. You can print these ahead of time, fill them out, choose a membership level and bring a check. Turn them in at a meeting and get your Air Card on the spot. You can also email them to us and immediately start attending meetings and dives.

We look forward to adding you to the Team!

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"I just recently received my open water certification from CIS and I can't say enough how great the whole team is at the shop. Everyone was very friendly and encouraging the whole time. I had to miss one beach and boat dive and Mike was very accommodating and let me reschedule to another weekend. Thank you CIS for the great dives and look forward to getting more certification with them!"

-Charles K.
"The best people. I wouldn't go anywhere else, the staff help so much, they are amazing people. And after years of trying they made a dream come true, to be dive certified. Thank you so much."

-Ian S.
"Great instructors and staff! I did the SSI open water certification and purchased some of my gear through them and I would highly recommend CI scuba for anyone interested in getting certified or buying gear. They made the whole experience so much fun and really individualized the training to each students' needs. The world just became 70% bigger for me thanks to the instructors at Channel Islands Scuba!"

-Nicole M.
"Channel Islands Scuba is GREAT! Very friendly and helpful people, high quality equipment at very fair prices. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable, very patient, super friendly, abundantly helpful and lots of fun. Great service... Mike and team go above and beyond to treat their customers well."

-Roger F.
"Channel Islands Scuba is Wonderful. The instructors are very knowledgeable, friendly, and patient. Everyone who works in the shop are also very kind and knowledgeable. I know I can always find the answer I need."

-Deanna D.
"Everyone at Channel Islands Scuba was amazing. The instructors were everything you'd want: knowledgeable, patient, friendly, helpful and SO. MUCH. FUN! Mike and his son helped us pick out the right gear to get our new adventure started. If you want to learn to scuba, Channel Islands Scuba is the only place to do it."

-J B.
"Great scuba shop, well stocked with state of the art equipment. Good prices with very nice employees and customers. Do yourself a favor and dive with them soon.

-Lance H."
"I had a Great experience with the Dive Team at CI Scuba! ALL of the instructors are long time Divers and want you to learn and get you excited about Scuba. They supplied top of the line equipment for our dives and made sure it fit you. They took their time in training and gave you the confidence to do the Dive! They have a nice store with good prices! Can't wait for my next dive! Thank You CI Scuba!"

-Shawn M.
"Lots of fun and I felt safe and secure-- not only when it came to being in the water with Mike as my instructor but also in knowing he won't just pass anyone because they paid for the class. He is willing to work overtime and have students really learn scuba safety and procedures. I'd recommend this class to family and friends for sure!"

-Lindsay S.
"I just finished my open water with CIS. Jay was our instructor. He is very professional, helpful, and a very nice guy. All the staff is very helpful and was able to answer any questions I had. I would recommend the shop 100%."

-Chad R.
"I want to thank you very much for your excellent instruction and caring approach to SCUBA. Your teaching style really makes a difference. THANK YOU again!!!!!"

-Roger F.
"Just got open water certified! CIS took care of everything in a very professional and organized manner. Mike was a fantastic instructor, and he really cared about getting each one of us certified. We were able to efficiently reschedule times for open water training due to bad weather. I really feel that I have benefited from this class and feel very comfortable diving because of it. I would highly recommend CIS!"

-Chris W.
"Kudos to our rock star instructors Mike, Doak, and Jay. Thank you so much! You all kept us at ease, safe, and made it fun to get out into the water for our first real dive experience!"

-Mila F.
"Great instructors and staff! I did the SSI open water certification and purchased my gear through them and I would highly recommend CI scuba for anyone interested in getting certified or buying gear. They made the whole experience so much fun and really individualized the training to each student’s needs. The world just became 70% bigger for me thanks to the instructors at Channel Islands Scuba!"

-Nicole M.
"Great Dive Shop! The staff and the instructors are as good as it gets. Very knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend them to everyone."

-Kevin R.
"Hi Mike – We are having a great time and love diving! Please let your staff know how much we appreciate all they did to get us here!

-Valerie V."
"I had a really great time learning how to dive. Everyone is so nice and helpful, which made the experience even more enjoyable. We had a really awesome day at the beach dive at Paradise Cove and also at Catalina. I've always wanted to learn how to dive, and CIS was definitely the best place to achieve my goal."

-Anna H.
"Thank you! You and Ron were such great instructors. I couldn’t have asked for a better intro to diving, and I know Brian really appreciated it as well and feels more comfortable than he did after his initial certification."

-Emily H.