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Dive Review of Bubbles Below/Keahuna Plantation in

September, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by G. R. Benson, WY, USA (1 report)
Report Number 3587
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Caymans, Cozumel, Bahamas, Virgin Isles, Florida, etc. 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive own profile. YEA!  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
Went to Kauai for son's wedding not expecting a lot of interesting diving.
I was wrong... The dive sites were varied and full of marine life. Lots of
sharks, turtles, monk seals, eels, lionfish, frogfish, moorish idols,
several species of butterflyfish, etc., etc. (Corals and sponges are not
what you look for here.) Interesting turtle 'cleaning stations' where
several 200+ lb. turtles (paying no attention to divers) allowed tang to
eat the algae off the their shells while they just hung in the water...
Great for closeup u/w photos and videos.
Owner of Bubbles Below, Linda (for over 20 years), knows the underwater
environs around Kauai like no other. As divemaster she pointed out lots of
fish and critters indigenous to Hawaii, telling us the common as well as
scientific names and any additional info that we wanted to know. Friendly
and efficient crew were helpful and most were knowledgable too. 
Trips to NaPali and Ni'ihau (only avail. weather permitting) were worth the
extra time and cost, offering changes in scenery and marine life.
Boats(6 pack & 8 pack) are beginning to show their age, but adequate.
No fresh water dunk tanks or tables for camera gear. They leave from Port
Allen - Sounth shore. 
Good dive briefings before each dive. Ample water, sodas, cookies, candy,
etc. between dives.
Would like to go back and do it all again!
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