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Dive Review of Bubbles Below, in

February, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Eric Steckel, UT, US (2 reports)
Report Number 5923
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Dominica, Belize, Bonaire, Vancouver Island, Cozumel
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
74   to 75    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
25   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Start ascent at 700 psi until your competency was established, then 500
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
3 stars   
5 stars    
The best part of diving in Kauai during the month of February was the dive
operation.  Linda Marsh, a dive master and owner of Bubbles Below is
professional, cordial, and an excellent guide under water and above
water(in the boat) giving pre-dive information about the wild life you will
encounter when below. Her knowledge is vast and makes the diving that much
more interesting.  The opportunity to see whales "up close"
exists, but only if you happen to be in the right spot at the right time. 
Bubbles Below will make an effort to put you in that place at the right
time.  Schools of Spinner dolphin surrounded the boat at times.  Plenty of
turtles and many of the fish you see are endemic to Hawaii - there just
aren't as many in both variety and quantity as you would find diving the
Carribean. Unfortunately the coral is sparse and not many variety. There
are few sponges and flora, so it is pretty colorless except for the fish. 
My advice is to make your trip to Kauai more than just a dive trip because
there is superb hiking and drive-to vistas with dramatic beaches.  The
topography is spectacular. Take advantage of the island's offerings and it
will be a great trip.

I rated the large pelagics low because I did not encounter any except for a
few white tipped sharks in 6 boat dives, although I have been told they are
there in large numbers.  Again you have to be in the right spot at the
right time.  You will see many spouting and breaching whales from a
distance and if you happen to be in their swimming trajectory, they will
get very close.
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