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Dive Review of Bubbles Below Kauai in

June, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Martha & Jeff Hubbard, NY, US
Sr. Contributor   (24 reports)
Report Number 2706
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, PNG, Palau, Australia, Bonaire, Belize, VI, Antigua, Roatan, Hawaii,
Chuuk . . . 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, surge  
Water Temp
78   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
0   to 0    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Guided dives, stay in line.  Since the topography is varied, this was o.k.,
but could get old.  Most divemasters & captains laid back, a few way
too tightly wound.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
4 stars    
Day boat diving out of Port Allen.  Leaves early to beat the wind and
waves.  Two dives in a.m. and 1 in p.m.  Night dives Thursday!  Fairly
comfortable boats.  Owner Linda is on top of everything, and led the dives
one day. Dive guides very experienced and pretty good with guests.  We had
a string of unprepared divers ("I didn't have time to check my
computer battery . . . ", "I need 38 pounds of weight."
& c.) and nobody got strangled.  Captain a little less user-friendly. 
Anchor tore loose and the boat floated off.  Capt brought it back, sort of,
but left us to swim the last 100 yds or so.  No real reason, beyond he
could.  Divemaster Joe was super in keeping everyone together and laughing
on the upcurrent surface swim.  Topography is mostly rock, not coral.  More
big turtles (Hawaiian green) than we have ever seen.  Several times I could
see 7 or 8 from one place - one pushed me aside gently when I was in the
After our departure, Linda sent a personal, very detailed and helpful
weather/temperature email reply to use in planning next year, when we will
be back for a longer stay.
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