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Dive Review of Seasport Divers in
Hawaii

March, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Don Gensler, OR, US (2 reports, with 3 Helpful votes)
"Octopus harassment"
Report Number 8184 has 3 Helpful votes
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  N/A
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
N/A
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Food
N/A
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Shore Diving  
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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 ...
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By woodca at Apr 20, 2015 04:44 EST  
Octopus handling seems pretty common in Hawaii, my comments have been met
with similar, unacceptable, replies.
By halems 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 woodca 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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