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Dive Review of Seasport Divers/Nihi Kai at Poipu in

Seasport Divers/Nihi Kai at Poipu: "Diving Kauai with good shop but disappointing marine life", Aug, 2018,

by Ian Kennedy, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 10401 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 2 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Seasport is well run and professional . We stayed in Poipu close to the dive shop. We met at the shop at 7:30am and then were taken in a van to the boat, about 10 minutes away. The staff and the entire operation are friendly and competent. The DMs and captains were professional and knowledgable. If diving in Kauai, I recommend them. However, the diving is rather disappointing. On many sites, there was little to see of note. Most of the dives were over rubble with little coral and occasionally interesting life. The exception is Sheraton Caverns, the premier site on Kauai. I saw a shark, 2 octopus, a sea slug, turtles, pipe fish, several eels. At $160 for a two tank dive, it is not great value given the paucity of sea life and variety.
Websites Seasport Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Indo-pacific; carribean; Australia; New Zealand; Fiji; Monterey CA, Southern CA; Florida
Closest Airport Lihue Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions All guided dives, 60 minute maximum on aluminum 80 tanks
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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By Ms Lynda Durfee in VA, US at Aug 23, 2018 10:11 EST  
You should have booked with Fathom Five. There are many sites with ledges where sharks and turtles hide and others where there are many large schools of fish.
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