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Dive Review of Bubbles Below/N/A in
Hawaii/Kauai

Bubbles Below/N/A, Sep, 2008,

by Ken VanPelt, NC, United States ( 1 report). Report 4426.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Aruba, Florida Keys, California, Virgin Islands, Florida Springs
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas surge
Water Temp 73 to 74 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No Decompression Diving, be back on board with 500 PSI
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 1 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Didn't have a rinse tank on the boat. The captain did hand cameras to the divers after they entered the water. Back on shore they had a hose and you could rinse the camera.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Did a twilight and night dive and then a 2 tank morning dive. For the night dives, Joe gave an excellant briefing about the dive and the fish we might see. He let me stay down until my air was low after the other diver had to surface. Very good.

Linda was the guide for the morning dives. She spent a lot of time explaining about the topography, the fish and showed us which fish we wouldn't be able to see anywhere else except in Kauai. She was very good during our dives, pointing out interesting fish, caves, and swim throughs. Again, she allowed me to continue my dive after the other divers surfaced.

Both guides had a Etch a Schetch style slate that they wrote very interesting notes like the names of the critters that we were seeing. Then they erased it and wrote the next note. Very interesting and I learned a lot more than I had on dives with other operators.

I would dive with her and the rest of her shop anytime I return. First class operation. Very good value and great people to dive with.
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