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Dive Review of Bubbles Below in
Hawaii/Kauaii

Bubbles Below, Jun, 2003,

by Marlin White, NV, USA . Report 1138.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Sea of Cortez, Honduras, Utila, Grand Cayman, California
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas choppy
Water Temp 75 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 15 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Very few. They didn't even ask for our "c" card!
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 1 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 1 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 1 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments This was the worst diving experience we have ever had. We would never recommend this company to any of our dive friends. We arrived to meet the boat and the first question we were asked was how we were going to pay for the diving. No one in the organization ever asked to see our certification on any of the dives we took with them. We headed out on the boat with a new boat captain and a new dive master. The dive master was unable to find the mark for the mooring and struggled for several minutes until she was brought back on board and a second attemp was made. While she was inexperienced, she did everything she could to make our dive memorable. On the second day, we went out with a group of new divers, a new dive master, and a new boat captain. It was disasterous! One of the new divers didn't like his fin so he took it off. In doing so, he lost track of his bouyancy and began to rise to the surface. The dive master was not aware of this at all. The boy's father swam up to him and made him put his fin back on. The two descended and rejoined the group. It was one of the scareiest dives I have ever been on. Thank goodness no one got hurt. The crew was cordial and shared critter information with us, but this did little to change our view of this operation...money is the bottom line with them.
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