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Dive Review of Seasport Divers/Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club in
Hawaii/Kauai

Seasport Divers/Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club, Sep, 2013,

by Don Jennings, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7177.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Seasport Divers has a wonderful boat. Ladders that are relatively long so it is easy to climb on to the boat. There is plenty of room on the boat and lots of shade. They have several dive masters on the boat and attempt to divide the boat into relatively small, matched groups. For example, we had 4 divers in our group and one day we had our own dive master. Another day there were 18 divers on the boat with 4 dive masters, so no group had more than 6 people. The dive masters are knowledgeable and do point things out, however they tend to cover a lot of ground, so if you like to stop and look at things you are out of luck.

They setup your gear, switch tanks, and help you out of the water if you want the help.

The main highlights of the dives were turtles, lots of turtles, huge turtles. 20 in 1 dive would not be an exaggeration. We also saw two frogfish, one very large.

We also dove Koloa Landing. It is a very easy entry and exit shore dive about a 2 minute drive from the dive shop. Visibility was about 20 feet that day, but there were several very large turtles sleeping under rocks, etc.

In short, the dive shop, boat and dive masters are some of the best I have worked with, but it is Hawaii, so the coral and fish is not world class. Though I saw more large turtles there than anywhere else I have dove.
Websites Seasport Divers   Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving California, Mexico, several Carribean Islands, several Hawaiian Islands, Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 78-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions They had two different two tank dives boat dives per day. The morning dives were a little deeper and tougher dives, the afternoon boat dives were no more than 50 feet.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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 They had a small rinse tank and would help you with your camera equipment while entering and exiting the water, but they clearly were not setup to cater to underwater photographers.
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