We Offer 2 South Shore Boat Trips Per Day ~ 7 Days A Week.
AM charter 7:30 PM charter 12:45
Shore dives upon request in the Morning and in the Afternoon.
Special Charters to Ni'ihau during certain times of the year...
All of the dives on our Boat Trips are Guided Tours led by a Divemaster and our groups are small no more then 7 divers to 1 Divemaster. All of our Divemasters are actually Instructors and most of them are Master Scuba Diver Trainers or higher, so you're in good hands. If you don't have a buddy, no worries...
All of the boat dives are guided tours led by our experienced and highly trained dive guides. We keep the groups small, maximum of seven certified divers per guide. If you don't have a dive buddy we will pair you with the guide. We have high quality rental equipment from SCUBAPRO and dive computers for all certified divers diving from the boat. Our crew shoot video of each dive and it is shown once you return to the shop. You will have a chance to discuss everything that was seen on the dive and have a chance to ask your guide questions about the site, or any marine life.
This trip caters to the experienced diver. This doesn’t mean you have to be and "expert" diver, but you should be comfortable in the water and diving from a boat. Often times the AM charters will do drift dives and can get to depths of 80-100 feet and the second dive will be from 60-70 feet. We choose the dive sites based on water quality and customer preference but may include, Brennecke’s Ledge, Ice Box, Fastlanes, General Store, and Sheraton Caverns.
This trip is designed for the non-certified diver, rusty diver, or the new diver. The pace on this charter is a bit slower and the dive sites are more shallow. Both afternoon dives are in the 40-60 foot range. The groups are separated by experience so the certified divers will be in a group, the non certified divers will be in a group and each will have a separate dive guide.
Take a one or two tank dive at the historic Koloa Landing.
Also known as Whalers Cove, it was voted one of the Best Shore Dives in the Pacific by Scuba Diving Magazine. This dive site is filled with interesting coral formations and just about every kind of fish you'll find...
Koloa Landing, also known as Whalers Cove, was voted one of the Best Shore Dives in the Pacific by Scuba Diving Magazine. This dive site is filled with interesting coral formations and just about every fish you will find on a Hawaii Fish chart. Hire one of our experienced dive guides to take you on a tour of the life that calls Koloa Landing home or stop by the Poipu shop to rent equipment and get a briefing on the dive site and go with your dive buddy to explore on your own.
Seasport Divers participates in the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program. Sometimes called a resort class, this program allows Non-Certified divers to experience the thrill of the underwater world with an Instructor...
Seasport Divers participates in the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program. Sometimes called a resort class, this program allows Non-Certified divers to experience the thrill of the underwater world with an Instructor right there by your side. Participate in a short lesson and then perform the skills you learned with the gear on in the pool. Swim around for a while and get comfortable and now your ready for the next step . . . the ocean!!
After you complete the FREE Pool lesson you can join us for a one or two-tank Shore Dive or a two-tank dive on the Afternoon Boat Trip. The maximum depth non-certified divers are allowed to dive is 40 feet and there are not more then 4 non-certified divers to 1 instructor.
Hawaiian for Sea Angel, ANELA KAI is the most luxurious and spacious Dive Boat on Kauai.
This custom fitted PRO48 is Coast Guard Certified for 42 passengers and 30 Divers. However, keeping our guests comfort in mind we limit it to only 18 divers for our South Shore trips and just 12 divers for the trips to the Forbidden Island of NI’IHAU.
Fitted with 2 HOT WATER SHOWERS, a 10-person observation deck, which is great for taking in the sights, 2 ladders for exiting the water, a camera table and rinse bucket and a CD stereo and TV. ANELA KAI also sports a large covered cab with a deck to get out of the sun or warm up after the dive. Round it all out with cold water, juice and cookies and you may never want to leave.
This Hawaiian made 32ft Power cat was designed and built right here on Kauai specifically for these Hawaiian waters.
It is Coast Guard Certified for 18 Divers, but we only allow 12 on this boat. Diving on ANUHEA is like having your own private dive boat and crew. Complete with a Fresh water shower, a nice wide ladder for easily exiting the water and a covered cab area to get out of the sun. We also provide cold water, juice and cookies.
20 to 65 feet, beginner to advanced divers.
Sheraton Caverns is on the south shore of Kaua'i just west of Poipu. Ancient blown-out lava tubes now consisting of gorgeous archways and overhangs is also the home to many of our Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. Large whitemouth moray eels, conger eels, octopus, frogfish...
The Signature dive site of Kaua'i. A must dive!
20 to 65 feet, beginner to advanced divers.
Sheraton Caverns is on the south shore of Kaua'i just west of Poipu. Ancient blown-out lava tubes now consisting of gorgeous archways and overhangs is also the home to many of our Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. Large whitemouth moray eels, conger eels, octopus, frogfish, spiny and slipper lobsters, shrimp, and a variety of Hawaiian reef fish all reside at this dive site. It's a dive you won't soon forget!
A lava shelf on the southeast shore of Kaua'i just east of Poipu.
60 to 85 feet, intermediate to advanced divers.
It extends for several miles parallel to shore and has a wall which drops to 90 feet. Large branches of black coral, long-nosed hawkfish hiding amoungst the black coral hang from the may overhangs. Large schools of Ta'ape, turtles, cowries, lobsters, moray eels and a resident white tip reef shark also grace this dive site. On top of the reef there are lots of cauliflower coral, octopus, and a variety of reef fish.
Also known as Tortugas.
30 to 60 feet, good shallow dive for beginners through advanced divers.
Home of many green sea turtles, lots of moray eels, horned helmet shells, and a great site to find octopus. Good shallow dive for beginning through advanced divers.
30 to 65 feet, great site for novice to advanced divers.
Named after a house that was destroyed by hurricane Iniki. You can still see some remnants of coral encrusted lawn furniture that was deposited at this dive site. Pennant and milletseed butterflies, frogfish, yellow margin moray eels, pincushion sea stars and others can be found at this site.
Ice Box: 65 to 85 feet, intermediate to advanced divers.
Three fingered reef with occasional whitetip reef sharks, whiskered boarfish, and large schools of sea life.
Fast Lanes: 50 to 90 feet, intermediate to advanced divers.
Feather black coral, Long nose hawkfish, pyramid butterflies, whitetip reef sharks, porcupine puffers, and large schools of surgeonfish can be found at this dive site
Fish Bowls: 50 to 85 feet, intermediate to advanced divers.
Huge schools of blue striped snapper, occasional schools of Hellers barracuda, and whitetip reef sharks.
Turtle Bluffs: 60 to 90 feet, intermediate to advanced divers.
You'll finda little bit of everything, trees of black coral, intriguing rock formations teeming with marine life. Sea turtles being cleaned at the turtle cleaning station, sharks hiding under ledges and the ocassional manta ray.
General Store: A shipwreck from the 1800's!
50 to 90 feet, intermediate to advanced divers.
A few remnants of a shipwreck from the late 1800s... Swim throughs with black coral bushes and Long nose hawkfish. Whitetip reef sharks and bandit angelfish can usually be seen at this site.
Zacks Pocket: 60 to 100 feet, advanced divers.
One of our deepest south shore dive sites. A good chance of seeing large jacks, the rare Hawaiian Morwong, and whitetip reef sharks. We have even had a few swim-bys by the Hawaiian humpback whale at this site.
45 to 75 feet, intermediate to advanced divers.
Turtles, Bi color Anthias, whitetip reef sharks, domino damsels, and the occaisonal large jack can be found at this site.
50 to 130 feet, advanced divers.
Sheer walls with huge schools of butterflies, longfin anthias, grey reef sharks, lionfish, the occaisonal manta or spotted eagle ray, a good chance of seeing large game fish swimming by, and usually an endangered Hawaiian monk seal will join us on this dive. This is one of the best dives in the whole island chain!
35 to 70 feet, advanced divers.
Drift dive – orange cup coral, grey reef sharks, large schools of jacks, lobster, and at the end of this drift, the coral gardens, an enormous field of dense leather coral, one of the only soft corals found in Hawaii.
35 to 70 feet, advanced divers.
Arches, swim throughs and large caves. moray eels, tiger cowries, lobster, collector crabs, and soldierfish are just a few of what we see on this dive. Bring a light on this one as some of these caves are very large.
20 to 130 feet, advanced divers.
Black coral bushes, long nose hawkfish, sharks, nudibranchs, lobster, Hawaiian monk seals, and a good chance of seeing the rare Tinkers butterfly.
Pyramid point/ Neon cave: 25 to 90 feet, advanced divers.
Reef sharks, jacks, milletseed butterflies, lobster, and octopus can usually be seen on this dive.
Koloa Landing: 5 to 50 feet, beginner to intermediate divers.
A horseshoe shape bay, excellent for scuba diving or advanced snorkeling. This is the site we use for certification classes. Easy navigation on the right or left side. turtles, moray eels, and large schools of fish.
Ahukini Landing: 10 to 60 feet, beginner to intermediate divers.
Alternate dive site for south swell conditions. Be careful entering, this one is over the rocks on the inside of the jetty. Conditions best outside the jetty. Old ammunition dump, turtles and lobster. Located near the Lihue airport.
Tunnels: 5 to 60 feet, beginner to advanced divers.
Premiere North Shore dive site, (Seasport Divers does not conduct dives at this site) this site is not accessible in high northwest swell conditions. Very shallow initially but drops to 60 feet. Over the drop you will find the entrances to the tunnels. They should be entered only on scuba and with proper training and supervision. Great summer location for snorkeling and diving. Located 9/10 of a mile past the 8 mile marker on Kuhio Highway. Limited parking.
SCUBA GEAR: If you want to go Shore Diving on your own and just want to rent some gear, we’ve got you covered. We have everything you need from Head-to-Toe...
SCUBA GEAR: If you want to go Shore Diving on your own and just want to rent some gear, we’ve got you covered. We have everything you need from Head-to-Toe.
We stock High Quality SCUBAPRO Gear for our Rental Guests.
We have a large selection of Jacket Styles and Rear Inflate BCD’s
Our Regulators are a Mixture of SCUBAPRO MK14 & MK16 1st stages & R360 2nd stages.
All include an Octopus, SPG and Depth Gauge.
3MM Shorties for the Guys. Sizes SM-XXXL
3MM and 5MM Full suits are available for Women. SM-XL
Lead Weight and Belts are available.
Aluminum 80’s & 63’s available for rent.
If you’re NITROX certified we have that for you as well.
$8.00/tnk $40/wk ... includes one fill per day
FINES & BOOTIES
We have Booties Sizes 4-13
Open heel fins available in a wide variety of sizes.
We Supply You With a Complete Set Up.
Everything you will need for your dive from head-to-toe.
Includes one fill per day.
All Snorkel Set Rentals Come Complete With A High Quality Silicon Mask.
Masks are properly fitted to your face by our staff to minimize leaking. We provide you Best Snorkel on the market (in our opinion) the Impulse 2 along with properly sized rubber snorkel fins. We’ll put all of that in a mesh carry bag for you and even apply De-Fog to your mask. Finish it all off with one of our FREE Kauai Snorkel and Dive Site Maps and you’ll have everything you need to enjoy all the best places while here on Kauai.
PLEASE DO NOT FEED FISH FROZEN PEA’S
We understand that you want to feed the fish.
You certainly don’t have to buy it from us ...
But, please use something like this.
We offer Snorkel Vests and Foam Belts.
For those that need a little reassurance or are just new to the water.
Here’s a comfortable place to sit.
After all your Snorkel or Dive fun ... Maybe you just want to hang out for a while.
The principle reason for breathing Enriched Air NITROX is to extend No Decompression Limit bottom times. As divers we are often required to return to the surface because of Nitrogen absorption. With Enriched Air NITROX we are inhaling less...
Enriched Air NITROX is any AIR mixture where the Oxygen content is greater then the 21% we normally breathe. The two most common mixtures are 32% and 36%, otherwise known as EANx32 and EANx36.
The principle reason for breathing Enriched Air NITROX is to extend No Decompression Limit bottom times. As divers we are often required to return to the surface because of Nitrogen absorption. With Enriched Air NITROX we are inhaling less Nitrogen and therefore absorbing less Nitrogen and our NDL bottom time increases. For example, on a dive to 50 feet the AIR NDL is 80 minutes. That same dive with EANx32, our allowable bottom time is increased to 155 minutes and with EANx36 it increases to 220 minutes. Pretty dramatic difference!!
Enriched Air NITROX can also help in other ways, since Nitrogen absorption is responsible for De-Compression Sickness (or the BENDS), if you absorb less Nitrogen, you can reduce the amount that’s in your system and, therefore, reduce the chance of suffering from DCS. You still need to come up slowly from every dive and follow all the other Golden Rules of diving. You can also reduce surface interval times using Enriched Air NITROX. If you’ve inhaled less Nitrogen then you need less time to off gas Nitrogen on the surface. Another of the side benefits to Enriched Air is the reduction of that NITROGEN NAP feeling which is common after diving with Air.
It all sounds good, but there must be a down side . . . right?
With Nitrogen TIME is the limiting factor, but with Oxygen DEPTH is the limiting factor. The maximum depth limit for Air is 218 feet, with EANx32 it’s 130 feet and EANx36 it’s 110 feet. When you consider that most of the diving we do as recreational divers is in that 30 to 100-foot range anyway, it’s not much of a limiting factor. But the consequence of going too deep is OXYGEN TOXICITY, which is very serious and can result in seizures and drowning.
However, all you have to do is ...
And you will never have to deal with the down side of Enriched Air NITROX.
NEVER DIVE ENRICHED AIR NITROX WITHOUT THE PROPER TRAINING
and Answers about Enriched Air Nitrox
Do I have to be Enriched Air NITROX certified to dive NITROX?
No. Seasport Divers participates in the PADI Introduction to Basic NITROX program. You are required to be a certified diver, be at least 15 years old, complete a medical questionnaire and dive with a Nitrox Instructor. You will learn the NITROX basics; the maximum depth limit for the mixture you are breathing, how to read and operate a NITROX computer and how to analyze the mixture you are going to use. The instruction can be done at the shop before you go diving or on the boat during the short trip to the first dive site.
Can I get Enriched Air NITROX certified?
Yes. Seasport Divers offer both PADI and TDI Enriched Air Nitrox classes. Both can be done in a short day and the PADI course requires that you make two NITROX dives.
Do I need a special regulator?
If you are diving with Oxygen content less then 40% and your regulator is kept well maintained, you can use your normal regulator. Anything over 40% requires special gear.
How about my BCD and low-pressure inflator?
The same as your regulator, if you are diving with Oxygen content less then 40% and your BCD is kept well maintained, you can use it with no problems. Anything over 40% requires special gear.
Can I dive deeper with Enriched Air Nitrox?
No. There are a lot of people that think Enriched Air NITROX allows you to dive deeper. The opposite is true; Enriched Air actually has DEPTH LIMITS to keep you safe from suffering OXYGEN TOXIXITY. In a Enriched Air NITROX class you will learn how to calculate the maximum depth limits for any Enriched Air mixture.
Will Enriched Air NITROX increase my bottom time?
Yes and No. It will not make a tank last longer, if you suck down an air tank you will suck down a NITROX tank too. But it will lengthen your No Decompression Limits and allow you to stay down longer, air allowing of course.
Can I still get the bends with Enriched Air NITROX?
Yes, but since you absorb less Nitrogen and that’s the main cause of the bends, Enriched Air decreases the possibility of that happening. You still need to come up slowly from every dive and follow all the other Golden Rules of diving.
Does Enriched Air Nitrox eliminate Nitrogen Narcosis?
There is no definitive answer on that one. More study is required to determine if that is true or not.