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Dive Review of Seasport Divers in
Hawaii/Kaua'i + Ni'ihau

May, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Doug Ruby, NM, USA
Report Number 1686
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Kona, HI
Isla Mujeras, Mexico
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
75   to 77    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
120   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Enough air left for 5 minute safety stops.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
4 stars    
We dove Ni'ihau with SeaSport Divers.  They have a wonderful custom fitted
PRO 48' dive boat Certified for 42 passengers and 30 Divers. However,
keeping comfort in mind they limit it to only 12 divers for the trips to
the Island of NIIHAU.  They had no qualms about changing course to follow
the pilot whales on our way out, as well as completely circling the island
of Lehua crater to see the dozens of spinner dolphins playfully jumping and
spinning inside the crater walls.  We even caught a glimpse of 2 of the
last humpbacks of the season in the distance.  Monk seals came by and they
caught a 40 lb yahoo trolling during one of our surface intervals.  They
were pleasant to dive with and let us dive our own profiles while making
sure we had plenty of air left for 5 minute safety stops.  They had soapy
water waiting in large troughs at their store for rinsing our gear leaving
it fresh-smelling.  And their big comfortable boat, with head, made the
rough channel crossing much more pleasant.  They charge exactly the same
price as Bubbles Below, but in my opinion, have far superior facilities and
are more pleasant people to dive with as well.
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