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Seasport Divers Newsletter

September 2010

Leka Nuhou
Vol.4

 
Monk Seal
 

Ni'ihau Dive Charters Have Been A HUGE Success
With Seasport Divers!
 

 Some of the Hawaiian Islands most pristine and dramatic diving available takes place off the Forbidden Island of Ni’ihau. Incredible wall dives, soaring lava formations, enormous caves, bountiful marine life and unlimited visibility will dazzle even the most discriminating and experienced diver.

The Ni’ihau dive season runs from May through September. Divers have been dazzled this year by an amazing and dramatic summer. Encountered this year have been Whale Sharks, Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, large schools of Milletseed and Pyramid Butterflyfish, Spotted Eagle Rays, Manta Rays, Octopus, Lobster, the highly endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal, Galapagos Sharks, White Tip and Grey Reef sharks, the rare Bandit Angelfish, Frog Fish, False Killer Whales, endangered Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, and the list goes on and on!

This charter includes 3 tanks of incredible diving, continental breakfast and a full lunch. The trips are scheduled on Tuesdays and Fridays from May through September. Check in time is 6:00 am in our Poipu shop. This dive is for experienced divers only, as depths reach 100+ feet, current is nearly always encountered, and excellent buoyancy and dive skills are required.

This summer has given us much to talk about and reminisce over. It’s not too late to catch one of our charters to Ni’ihau. But book soon. The end of September, and the end of the 2010 Ni’ihau season, is fast approaching! Call us today at (808) 742-9303 to reserve your space for one of the remaining charters of the year. Don’t miss out on the best diving that the entire Hawaiian island chain, not just Kauai, has to offer!

Lehua Ridge


PADI 
 

Take Your Diving To The Next Level!

Are you a newly certified diver, or an experienced diver with numerous dives in your logbook? Regardless of how many times you have been under water blowing bubbles, there is always more to learn! Continuing education keeps divers diving. Seasport Divers proudly offers PADI Specialties that will foster learning and fun, while making you a more experienced diver. Here are some of our most popular specialty courses and a few reasons for why you should get educated!

Enriched Air Diver

 

Stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. Learn how to dive using Enriched Air Nitrox, PADI’s most popular specialty course. 

Deep Diver 

Explore the wonders of the deep. Learn techniques for diving in the deeper ranges of 18-30 metres / 60-100 feet, while gaining knowledge of safety practices and experiencing fascinating principles of pressure at depth.

Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver 

Neutral buoyancy is the key to managing your air consumption, lengthening your bottom time and leaving minimal impact on the aquatic environment. Learn how to achieve neutral buoyancy with ease.

Night Diver 

Learn about night dive planning, equipment and navigation. Practice underwater signaling with just your dive light. Plus, see a whole new cast of critters that only come out after the sun sets.

Digital Underwater Photographer

 

The rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever to capture images to share with friends and family. It's a great way to relive the adventures you’ve had.

Advanced Open Water Certification

Do you still carry your Open Water or Scuba Diver card? It’s time to upgrade! With a perfect blend of specialties, the Advanced Open Water Diver course introduces you to 5 different specialties and gives you an overview and well-balanced blend of continuing education, knowledge and experience. The Advanced Open Water Course encompasses 5 dives over 2 days and includes a deep dive and a navigation dive, along with your choice of 3 additional dives in specialty areas that interest you. Become a more well-rounded diver while adding experience that will make you a better and safer diver.

 


SCUBA Kauai

Seasport Divers Will Soon Be
Offering Advanced
3-Tank Exploration Dives!

 

Seasport Divers is excited to announce a new dive charter! Offered every Tuesday and Friday from October through April, we will be exploring the more remote areas of Kauai with a 3 tank dive charter.

Join us for a full day of adventure on our advanced 3 tank dive excursion. Geared toward experienced divers, this excursion may include drifting over coral reefs, exploring deep ledges, and floating through lava tubes and arches.

With a 6:30am check-in time, this charter allows us to access dive sites not typically visited by the daily local charters, including Mana Crack, Kipukai, Mahalepu Ledge, Ambers Arch, HaleoHonu and more depending on conditions! The possibilities range from Napali on the West, to Ahukini on the East, and everything in between.

Do you prefer small groups? We will take a maximum of 8 divers on Anuhea- our 32ft power cat, and 12 divers on Anela Kai- our Pro 48 custom dive boat. So there will be plenty of room to spread out, relax, and enjoy the gorgeous topside scenery while we travel from the harbor to these phenomenal dive sites. This is also a perfect time to scout for Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, or even Humpback Whales from December through April.

Nitrox is highly recommended on Dives 2 and 3. And if you are not certified, try our Nitrox Introductory course, or even better, pair a Nitrox certification course with your dives!

Have you been interested in getting your Advanced Open Water Certification or any Specialty Certifications but can’t find the time? This is the perfect charter for continuing education! Drift, Boat, Deep, Photography, Naturalist, Videography and Fish Identification are just some of the specialties that fit perfectly with these special charters.

Lunch, snacks, and drinks will be provided on each of these charters. The cost for the 3-Tank Exploration Dive Charter is $195 per person. Nitrox can be added for $20.  These charters will book up fast. Hurry and call to reserve your space! We can’t wait to have you join us and explore all that Seasport Divers and Kauai scuba diving has to offer. (808) 742-9303.



In The Mood For Some Fine Dining
With A Spectacular View?

The Beach House Restaurant

The Beach House Restaurant on Kauai is well-known to both residents and visitors for its spectacular oceanfront setting along the island's sunny south shore. The Beach House has earned a reputation on Kauai that goes beyond its breathtaking setting. At The Beach House, this team has nutured a winning formula that melds gracious Hawaiian service and innovative Pacific Rim Cuisine in its unbeatable location. Along with The Beach House's famous sunset views, it's equally easy to get swept away by Chef Todd Barrett's creative twists on island favorites. Take a slice of paradise, mix well with a generous helping of island hospitality and a bounty of Hawaiian flavors, and you'll discover what nourishes the soul and brings you back for seconds.

Located at 5022 Lawai Road directly in front of the Lawai Beach Resort on your way to the Spouting Horn.
Hours are:  
In the lounge - 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (cocktails and pupus)
Dining room - 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
                      (September 15 to March 31)
                      6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
                      (Apirl 1 to September 14)
Open 7 evenings a week - reservations recommended.
Call (808) 742-1424
  

ECO NEWS

Seasport Divers helping to protect and conserve the marine environment. With the help of dive operators from the major Hawaiian islands – Hawaii, Maui, and Oahu – working and training together to protect Hawaii’s reefs.See the full article; used by permission from Dive Training Magazine.

  


 

SEASPORT DIVERS HAS A NEW ADDITION TO THE BUSINESS

POIPU BEACH SURF CLUB

On your next visit to Kauai call The Club to organize all of  your island activities. Get vacation information, book activities, and have a shave ice, coffee, or ice cream all in one stop.

Call 808-742-9303

Call direct or stop by to receive a 10% discount on activities


 

KAMA'AINA CLUB

 

Do you live on the island and love to dive? Come join the club supporting the local communitty. The benefits are endless! Imagine joining a club and recieving 1 free boat dive, 10 free air fills, discounts on retail purchases and rental gear at Seasport, and don't forget about the incredible discounts you'll recieve on charters as well.

Call 808-742-9303



Discover the Island your Exploring

 

Take a look at some of  links below for information on activities and areas of interest on Kauai.

 

Kauai - Still Paradise

Kauai Scuba Diving

 


Kauai’s Upcoming Activities Schedule

 

September

Aloha Festivals. Parades and other events celebrate Hawaiian culture and friendliness throughout the island. Call tel. (800) 852-7690, or visit www.alohafestivals.com for a schedule of events.

Kauai Mokihana Festival. This weeklong festival includes local and ethnic demonstrations, concerts, and competitions, among them a Kauai composers' contest, a hula competition, and a workshop on Kauai's heritage.
Call tel. (808) 822-2166.

All Women's Koloa Rodeo. The only all-female rodeo in the state features women competing in roping, barrel racing, pole bending, and goat tying. 
Call tel. (808) 639-6695.

October

Annual Coconut Festival. Where would Hawaii be without coconuts? This annual event highlights the cultural, social, and historical importance of the coconut, with unusual coconut foods, coconut crafts, games with coconuts, and contests. 
Call tel. (808) 651-3273.

Hawaiiana Festival. This 3-day event is centered on teaching the customs, crafts, and culture of Hawaii. Held at theGrand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, it includes entertainment and a luau. For information call tel.
(808) 240-6369.

Eo E Emalani Festival, Kokee State Park, Kauai. This festival honors Her Majesty Queen Emma, an inveterate gardener and Hawaii's first environmental queen, who made a forest trek to Kokee with 100 friends in 1871.
Call tel. (808) 335-9975.

November

Hawaiian Slack-Key Guitar Festival. The best of Hawaii's folk music (slack-key guitar) is performed by the best musicians in Hawaii. The show, held at the Kauai Marriott Resort in Lihue, is 5-hours long and absolutely free. For more information call tel. 
(808) 239-4336 or e-mail
kahokuproductions@yahoo.com.

Hawaii International Film Festival. This cinema festival with a cross-cultural spin features filmmakers from Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the United States. Call tel. (808) 528-FILM, or visit www.hiff.org. First 2 weeks in November.

MasterCard PGA Grand Slam. Top golfers compete for $1 million in prize money at the Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course. Call tel. (800) PGA-TCKT or (888) 744-0888; or visit www.pga.com. Last weekend in November or first weekend in December.

December

Annual Festival of Lights. The lighting of the Christmas decorations on the grounds of Kauai's historic county building in Lihue is accompanied by local entertainment, Christmas caroling, and a parade down Rice Street, ending at the county building. Call tel. (808) 245-6390.

Holiday Hula Celebration. A Hawaiian Christmas performance by Na Hula O Kaohikukapulani includes chants, hula, and Christmas melodies at the Kauai Merriott Resort & Beach Club. Call tel. (808) 335-6466.

New Year's Eve Fireworks. Come out for the annual aerial fireworks display at Poipu Beach Park. For more information, e-mail info@poipu-beach.org.

 

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