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Dive Review of Seasport Divers/Hyatt in
Hawaii/Kauai & Ni'ihau

September, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Peter Sterman, CA, US
Reviewer   (5 reports)
Report Number 6706
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Cozumel, Bahamas, Palau, Hawaii, French Polynesia, GBR,
Galapagos, Costa Rica, California, Vanuatu.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy  
Water Temp
74   to 77    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Stay close to group.    
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 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):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
4 stars   
5 stars    
First two days diving were the usual Kauai sites - Day 1, viz was pretty
low, diving at Turtle Bluffs and other nearby site - did see the turtle
feeding station with a few waiting their turn; Day 2, viz at Turtle Bluffs
was worse, but viz and dive was better at Sheraton Caverns; Day 3 was the
Ni'ihau trip - have done this previously and this was the best diving day
of the six days of diving (between Maui and Kauai) - pristine, deep
sites/wall dives by the rock - before we pulled up, a Manta Ray was sited
and we jumpted in with snorkels, and had a close encounter; once we tied
up, a curious Hawaiin Monk Seal came looking, and joined us on one of the
dives as well; sharks on dive 1 and 2 here - especially on second dive - a
few sandbar sharks were parading around and checking us out.

Seasports is a friendly operation; decent boat (except for the head), meals
were limited (better on the Maui - Lahaina Divers operation), except for
the long day diving at Ni'ihau.  Dive masters were professional, safety
conscious, good briefings -- my second time going with Seasports.

Hyatt was terrific - am Diamond status, stayed on points, and was upgraded
to ocean front room; all staff friendly.  Good Italian restaurant.  In the
nearby shopping center (by the Poipu circle) there is a new 'tapas'
restaurant - very creative dishes, and highly recommended.
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