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Questions about diving on the honeymoon in both Kauai & Maui

Discussion in 'Hawai'i' started by Mr. Schnitzer, May 4, 2005.

  1. navy85

    navy85 Nassau Grouper

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    Just got back from Kauai a few weeks ago. I did a boat dive with Fathom Five and thought they did a great job, but given the sea sickness you mention, they probably would not be a good choice since their boats are smaller. In fact, I didn't think the waves were too bad but we did have one diver get sick during the ride between sites and back in. They also do shore dives but I can't give you any personal insight. Sea Sport Divers had a larger boat that might work for your situation.

    I highly recommend The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook - you can get it through Amazon for about $15. It provides excellent details on activities, sights, dining, shopping - anything you might do while there. I believe the same authors also publish a similar guide for Maui.

    Enjoy!
     
  2. justleesa

    justleesa Neither here nor there ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I second that! It tells it like it is. we had been to a couple of places before we bought the book and when we checked the book we saw that we weren't the only ones that thought the place(s) sucked :wink:
     
  3. bobmaggi

    bobmaggi Rebreather Pilot

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    You can also get the Maui version of this book. . . wonderful!! Even tho we had been to Maui a few times already(with reservations already made for 2007), the book showed us many new and interesting places topside. Maggi
     
  4. -=>Larry<=-

    -=>Larry<=- Instructor, Scuba

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    BUT - I REALLY enjoyed the Shore Diving option - the water and the life is spectacular and not particularly different from what you see for the closer boat dives, and you can do much more of it! My sons and I enjoyed it so much that we've signed up to spend our Summer with the people we dove with - Sacred Seas Scuba
    http://www.sacredseasscuba.com/tours.htm

    Jieh's heading there May 19 to DM for the school summer break - I'll be there July 16th to instruct for a month.
     
  5. wheezy

    wheezy Solo Diver

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    I spend a solid 2-3 weeks in Kauai every year. Do the boat dive with Sea Sport Divers... nice boat and the spots are literally minutes from the dock. As for shore diving, which is better than a lot of the boat diving, any of the operations can help you out. Tunnels is a must do dive spot, but as with ALL diving in Kauai is subject to poor vis from surf/weather conditons.
     
  6. Mr. Schnitzer

    Mr. Schnitzer Angel Fish

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    Wow guys... thanks so much for your help! ScubaBoard is the best!!!


    We're staying at the Princeville in Kauai (north shore but we'll have a car so we won't mind going to Poipu area for diving) and the Four Seasons in Maui. I will be picking up those guide books, in fact let me order them now!

    getting very excited for the wedding and honeymoon... thanks again!
     
  7. Mr. Schnitzer

    Mr. Schnitzer Angel Fish

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    FYI I purchased The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook and The Ultimate Maui Guidebook for < $22 total at Amazon.com
     
  8. bluemagoo

    bluemagoo Solo Diver

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    ...haven't stayed at Princeville but did wander about the grounds. Man, that place has an other-worldly Bali-Hai feel on a clear day and calm waters (hmm, I think that was the name of their golf course). The view from the dining room overlooking the bay and the mountains beyond is unbelievable. Allot plenty of time to drive wherever you go on any island; ask the locals at the front desk.
     
  9. Mr. Schnitzer

    Mr. Schnitzer Angel Fish

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    Pretty much finished the Kauai book over the weekend... wow it really was great! I see why you all recommended it... thanks again!
     
  10. justleesa

    justleesa Neither here nor there ScubaBoard Supporter

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    We just bought the Oahu one (got it for $10 at costco :wink: )...and we LIVE here....the books are very good.
     

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