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Dive Review of Bubbles Below/Keahuna Plantation in
Hawaii

Bubbles Below/Keahuna Plantation, Sep, 2007,

by G. R. Benson, WY, USA ( 1 report). Report 3587.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Caymans, Cozumel, Bahamas, Virgin Isles, Florida, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas surge
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive own profile. YEA!
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Went to Kauai for son's wedding not expecting a lot of interesting diving. I was wrong... The dive sites were varied and full of marine life. Lots of sharks, turtles, monk seals, eels, lionfish, frogfish, moorish idols, several species of butterflyfish, etc., etc. (Corals and sponges are not what you look for here.) Interesting turtle 'cleaning stations' where several 200+ lb. turtles (paying no attention to divers) allowed tang to eat the algae off the their shells while they just hung in the water... Great for closeup u/w photos and videos.
Owner of Bubbles Below, Linda (for over 20 years), knows the underwater environs around Kauai like no other. As divemaster she pointed out lots of fish and critters indigenous to Hawaii, telling us the common as well as scientific names and any additional info that we wanted to know. Friendly and efficient crew were helpful and most were knowledgable too.
Trips to NaPali and Ni'ihau (only avail. weather permitting) were worth the extra time and cost, offering changes in scenery and marine life.
Boats(6 pack & 8 pack) are beginning to show their age, but adequate. No fresh water dunk tanks or tables for camera gear. They leave from Port Allen - Sounth shore.
Good dive briefings before each dive. Ample water, sodas, cookies, candy, etc. between dives.
Would like to go back and do it all again!
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