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Dive Review of Bubbles Below Kauai in

Bubbles Below Kauai, Jun, 2006,

by Martha & Jeff Hubbard, NY, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 30 reports with 17 Helpful votes). Report 2706.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Day boat diving out of Port Allen. Leaves early to beat the wind and waves. Two dives in a.m. and 1 in p.m. Night dives Thursday! Fairly comfortable boats. Owner Linda is on top of everything, and led the dives one day. Dive guides very experienced and pretty good with guests. We had a string of unprepared divers ("I didn't have time to check my computer battery . . . ", "I need 38 pounds of weight." & c.) and nobody got strangled. Captain a little less user-friendly. Anchor tore loose and the boat floated off. Capt brought it back, sort of, but left us to swim the last 100 yds or so. No real reason, beyond he could. Divemaster Joe was super in keeping everyone together and laughing on the upcurrent surface swim. Topography is mostly rock, not coral. More big turtles (Hawaiian green) than we have ever seen. Several times I could see 7 or 8 from one place - one pushed me aside gently when I was in the way!
After our departure, Linda sent a personal, very detailed and helpful weather/temperature email reply to use in planning next year, when we will be back for a longer stay.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, PNG, Palau, Australia, Bonaire, Belize, VI, Antigua, Roatan, Hawaii, Chuuk . . .
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 78-0°F / 26--18°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 0-0 Ft/ 0-0 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Guided dives, stay in line. Since the topography is varied, this was o.k., but could get old. Most divemasters & captains laid back, a few way too tightly wound.
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 2 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments
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