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Dive Review of Bubbles Below/Point at Poipu in
Hawaii/Kauai (Poipu)

Bubbles Below/Point at Poipu, Jan, 2011,

by Robert Halem, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 17 reports). Report 5896.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Monterey, Florida, Cancun, Italy, Catalina, Kona
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 77 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Follow the DM on a tour until 700psi. Experienced divers were free to go on their own if desired.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Nothing specific on boat, but crew was sensitive and handed down camera after diver entered water and took it before exit.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Bubbles Below is my favorite Kauai operator. I love their environmental sensitivity and their focus on the critters. Several years ago I did my Advanced training with them and this year I used Bubbles Below for the ocean portion of the certification for my daughter-in-law. I am used to Monterey training where the goal is to get the student in the water, do the required skills and get them out before the freeze.

This was totally different! Linda Marsh, the owner, conducted the course one-on-one. The four dives (two shore, two boat) were basically normal fish viewing dives. From time to time, Linda would stop the tour, conduct a test of a required skill, and then continue the tour. At the end my daughter-in-law ended up with four interesting dives, seeing a lot of fish and turtles and a C-card. It couldn't be better!

I went along and enjoyed the dives, took some pictures and enjoyed watching the experience.

I also went on another dive while there. Linda wasn't along (she was doing another trip) but the DM Travis showed the same level of concern for safety, the environment and passenger comfort.

All in all, I strongly recommend Bubbles Below.
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