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Dive Review of Bubbles Below in
Hawaii/Kauai

September, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Danny & Doreen Scott, HI, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 4757
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
78   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  N/A
Tropical Fish
N/A  
Small Critters
  N/A
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
N/A
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
N/A
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
Linda, the owner of Bubbles Below, is a very warm and friendly gal who took
good care of everyone on the boat. 

We took her boat to Ni'ihau, "The Forbidden Island" of Hawaii (so
named because it's forbidden to step foot on the island BUT you can dive
next to it!) 

We wanted to dive with Monk Seals, who reside around Ni'ihau. Linda and her
crew knew exactly where to take us, and on our first dive, we were able to
get very close to several very-large Monk Seals. These seals pur like cats
underwater, and their sounds are very loud and pleasant. One seal was
asleep underwater on its back, a fabulous sight!

The divemaster also knew exactly where to take us to see yellow anthias,
one of our favorite fish. The crew were fun, upbeat, and made the
experience even more wonderful.

Lunch was a wonderful gourmet pizza and fabulous salad. Linda kept the
pizza warm by carrying it on the boat's engine -- clever!

The ride back from Ni'ihau to Kuaui is best described as
"challenging." It was over an hour of extremely rough chop -- and
we're highly experienced with rough boat crossings. Not recommended for
those prone to sea-sickness, that's for sure! Nearly everyone on the boat
was lying down to avoid being bounced around. It was a real endurance test,
and makes us think-twice before returning to Ni'ihau . . . 

We'd definitely return to Bubbles Below for diving around Kuaui, and we'd
love to dive with them in Ni'ihau again . . .if only there were a more
comfortable way to return back to Kuaui. 
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