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Dive Review of Seasport Divers in
Hawaii

Seasport Divers: "Octopus harassment", Mar, 2015,

by Don Gensler, OR, US ( 2 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 8184 has 3 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Bonaire, Bali, Wakatobi, Dominica, Saba, Cozumel, St Marten
Closest Airport Lihue Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 72 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 50 to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
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Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 3 stars
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Comments My teen boy and I dove Seasport one day only in Kauai late March, 2015. They're located in Kapaa (equipt and reservations only) and at the dive center in Poipu. They were clean, friendly, professional, well-organized. Did a ScubaPro fin repair free when a clip broke pre-dive.

Boat was large so despite 12+ divers (w 2 DMs) everything went smoothly on board and in the haul-out. Sq ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Craig A Wood in PA, US at Apr 20, 2015 04:44 EST  
Octopus handling seems pretty common in Hawaii, my comments have been met with similar, unacceptable, replies.
By Robert Halem in CA, US at Apr 20, 2015 13:13 EST  
I have had similar experiences diving Kona. If you want a dive trip on Kauai that is very environmentally focused, try Bubbles Below. Great people and a real respect for the wildlife.
By Craig A Wood in PA, US at Apr 21, 2015 02:11 EST  
Most of my experience has been on Maui and Oahu, seems like this behavior is widespread. It appears guides feel compelled to entertain guests by harassing sea life. Besides making our individual comments, perhaps a mention of this trip report and comments could be included in a future issue of Undercurrent.
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