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Dive Review of Seasports/Poipu in
Hawaii/Kauai

Seasports/Poipu, Oct, 2006,

by Roger Cole, NV, United States . Report 3071.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Channel Islands CA; Oahu, HI; Niihau Island, HI; La Jolla, CA.; Catalina Island, CA.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 72 to 75 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 3 minute stop at 15 feet during ascent..
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments I'm not a photographer but there were several aboard who seemed quite satisfied with conditions and opportunities.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We met at the shop for equipment and a briefing. I had called in mt reservation a couple days before and what gear I needed was ready and waiting. The DM had me try it for fit. They verified my C card, loaded us into a van and we went to the boat.

Aboard they briefed us on boat equipment, safety, etc., assigned us numbers and had a roll call. For those not familiar the DM explained dive computers and related gear.

At the first dive site the conditions were perfect-dead flat, no wind or chop and below the vis was 60 feet plus most of the time and no current. We were assigned 5 divers per DM and could pretty much do our own thing as long as we checked with the DM occasionally for air check (good idea for the newer divers). He showed us many fish, turtles and other interesting creatures, corals and formations. We were around 90 to 95 feet for 27 minutes
that dive which required a 3 minute stop at 15 feet on the ascent.

Back aboard we answered to roll call and proceeded to the next site. Plenty of bottled water and munchies were available.

The second dive was pretty much the same except depth was around 35 to 50 feet for 45 minutes with a 3 minute stop at 15 feet.

This was my second year diving with Seasports and I was very satisfied with all aspects of the operation. The equipment is very good, the crew is fantastic, boat is big and wide enough to accommodate all 12 of us and our gear. A plus for me is the ladders on the boat. They slope away from the boat and have wide flat rungs with good rails. Makes it much easier to get aboard for us older folks. I can highly recommend Seasports to anyone regardless of skill level.
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