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Dive Review of Fathom Five Divers and Ocean Quest/Marriott's Kauai Beach Club in
Hawaii/Kauai

Fathom Five Divers and Ocean Quest/Marriott's Kauai Beach Club: "Kauai in October", Oct, 2016,

by Ms Lynda Durfee, VA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 41 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 9155.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving All over Caribbean, all Hawaiian islands, Fiji, Palau, Maldives.
Closest Airport Lihue Getting There easy connections through West Coast airports from elsewhere in US

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions No deco; stay within site of DM
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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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 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments I expected to get the usual top-level service from F5, but was surprised to see critters I've never seen or seldom seen before, after being certified in Kauai in 2007 and diving there every year since (now 8 years with F5). F5 has two boats (both 6-packs), so you're not in the water with ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Ms Lynda Durfee in VA, US at Oct 15, 2016 13:31 EST  
Whoops. I meant to check the box "yes" for dive own profile. Most dive sites have moorings, so the dive is a circle or out and back, with everyone back at the near the line when the first diver gets down to 700. Then the rest of the divers can cruise around near the mooring until they get to 700, then come up for a safety stop. On the rare drift dives, the groups needs to stay together to get picked up by the boat, but if its not too windy, the captain can handle picking up some divers early.
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