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Dive Review of Seasport Divers in
Hawaii/Kaua'i + Ni'ihau

Seasport Divers, May, 2005,

by Doug Ruby, NM, USA . Report 1686.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Kona, HI
Cozumel
Isla Mujeras, Mexico
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 75 to 77 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 120 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Enough air left for 5 minute safety stops.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales 1 or 2
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 4 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 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We dove Ni'ihau with SeaSport Divers. They have a wonderful custom fitted PRO 48' dive boat Certified for 42 passengers and 30 Divers. However, keeping comfort in mind they limit it to only 12 divers for the trips to the Island of NIIHAU. They had no qualms about changing course to follow the pilot whales on our way out, as well as completely circling the island of Lehua crater to see the dozens of spinner dolphins playfully jumping and spinning inside the crater walls. We even caught a glimpse of 2 of the last humpbacks of the season in the distance. Monk seals came by and they caught a 40 lb yahoo trolling during one of our surface intervals. They were pleasant to dive with and let us dive our own profiles while making sure we had plenty of air left for 5 minute safety stops. They had soapy water waiting in large troughs at their store for rinsing our gear leaving it fresh-smelling. And their big comfortable boat, with head, made the rough channel crossing much more pleasant. They charge exactly the same price as Bubbles Below, but in my opinion, have far superior facilities and are more pleasant people to dive with as well.
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