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Dive Review of Bubbles Below/Point at Poipu in
Hawaii/Kauai (Poipu)

January, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Robert Halem, CA, US
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Report Number 5896
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Monterey, Florida, Cancun, Italy, Catalina, Kona
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, no currents  
Water Temp
77   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Follow the DM on a tour until 700psi.  Experienced divers were free to go
on their own if desired.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Nothing specific on boat, but crew was sensitive and handed down camera
after diver entered water and took it before exit.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
Bubbles Below is my favorite Kauai operator.  I love their environmental
sensitivity and their focus on the critters.  Several years ago I did my
Advanced training with them and this year I used Bubbles Below for the
ocean portion of the certification for my daughter-in-law.  I am used to
Monterey training where the goal is to get the student in the water, do the
required skills and get them out before the freeze.

This was totally different!  Linda Marsh, the owner, conducted the course
one-on-one.  The four dives (two shore, two boat) were basically normal
fish viewing dives.  From time to time, Linda would stop the tour, conduct
a test of a required skill, and then continue the tour.  At the end my
daughter-in-law ended up with four interesting dives, seeing a lot of fish
and turtles and a C-card.  It couldn't be better!

I went along and enjoyed the dives, took some pictures and enjoyed watching
the experience.

I also went on another dive while there.  Linda wasn't along (she was doing
another trip) but the DM Travis showed the same level of concern for
safety, the environment and passenger comfort.

All in all, I strongly recommend Bubbles Below.
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