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Dive Review of Bubbles Below Scuba Charters/Rented a private home in
Hawaii/Kauai

Bubbles Below Scuba Charters/Rented a private home, Mar, 2008,

by Bob Banker, GA, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 4049.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Bonaire
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, dry Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 75 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No restrictions
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 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments No fresh water camera bucket, I used fresh water from the hose to thoroughly rinse off the camera housing and strobe. It was quite satisfactory.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Linda was extremely helpful. Since Bubbles Below doesn't have an office, she met us at the boat dock to show us the boat a few days before we dove. Except for having to get back on the boat, we could virtually dive any profile and go anywhere we wanted. However, we are basically Carribbean divers and Hawaii was new to us, so we chose to follow Joe or Heather or Linda because they would find lots of different things we wouldn't have seen on our own. We saw lots of turtles - some being cleaned, heard whales singing (didn't see any), saw a variety of endemic fish, a Cushion Star and a Knobby Star, a crab in a Sea Cucumber intestine, Bryzoan, Sponge Crab, Reef Shark, Eels, Lionfish, Flatworm, and a baby Frogfish. Carrying around a camera was no problem, in fact others with us on the dive that had cameras would show us things and, in turn, we would show them stuff. I think we had a maximum of 5 divers with a divemaster. On one boat, since there were 9 of us, they broke us up into 4 and 5 separated by experience level. If we ever get back to Kauai, we will definitely call Linda and dive with Bubbles Below.

Note - pay no attention to ratings for accommodation, food, diving for beginners, and shore diving as they are not applicable. The website doesn't have N/A choices.
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