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Dive Review of Bubbles Below, in
Hawaii/Kauai

Bubbles Below,: "Bubbles Below, not worth it", Oct, 2016,

by Joe Hamernick, MN, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 9415.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Palau, Truk, Australia, all the main Hawaiian islands, all three Cayman islands, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Bonaire, Roatan, Florida Keys.....
Closest Airport Lihue Getting There Non-stop from multiple US mainland cities.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 78 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Very strict on bottom time and staying VERY close to the dive master.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There was nothing in place for underwater photographers. When I asked about a rinse bucket on the boat the answer was "a what?". They obviously didn't care about UWP's. I d ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments The last time I dived on Kauai was about 26 years ago. The thing I remembered most about that trip was the way they treated all divers like newbies. Fast forward; I've been diving for close to 30 years and have hundreds of dives under my belt from all over the world. When we checked in at the dive shop the staff was wonderful. They answered all our questions and got us set up for a week of diving. The four of us showed them our dive cards and told them about our experience levels. I asked if the dive masters would do the same when we got to the boat the next day. They said they would. When we got to the boat we were quite shocked to see the very old boat that would take us diving. The captain said it's an old boat but we like her. There were 10 of us on the boat along with two dive masters and the captain. Before we got on the boat we tried to talk t ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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