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Kauai beginning of October

Discussion in 'Hawai'i' started by myshadeofred, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. myshadeofred

    myshadeofred Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Virginia
    Hi...I will be heading to Kauia the beginning of October. Not my first time there though. I know Koalo Landing is great for a shore dive but I was looking for alternate places for shore dives if possible. I do know that Niihau was great when I went a couple of years ago just not sure conditions will be good in October. I'm also looking for a different operation for boat dives. Any advice or recommendations would be welcomed.
  2. diversteve

    diversteve always tired Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    For shore diving - it's probably Koloa or something else on the south side by then. I'm pretty sure Tunnels and any other shore sites north shut down the end of September unless you catch a calm day. Check with Fathom Five on that - Jeannette is the expert.

    Ni'ihau also for that matter. At one time Bubbles Below announced they would evaluate Ni'ihau weather patterns and make a night before go/no go decision at certain times in the winter.

    I read a couple years ago that the fishing lobby had caused diving to be banned at Ahukini Landing....

    some of these seem like better snorkels: Scuba Shore Diving Site Listing for: Kauai, Hawaiian Islands

    Anthony is always offering help on Kauai diving options here on SB - AquamanKauai
    He works at Fathom Five but his recommendations are pretty agnostic.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2017
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  3. KauaiScuba

    KauaiScuba Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Kauai
    "Explore Kauai Scuba" can do Niihau crossings too with the right people. We are however selective on getting good conditions to cross, but sometimes October has some great crossing opportunities. Also, Mana Crack off the Na Pali Coast can be an awesome closer option, but also if vulnerable to any north swells.

    As for Koloa Landing, I can't talk highly enough about that site. You could dive it all week and be amazed on the variety of life there!
  4. myshadeofred

    myshadeofred Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Virginia
    Thank you so much for that. I will be in the area and would love to do Niihau again, as I am more experienced now. Thanks..
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