SCUBA STEVE'S "CREATURE
FEATURE" GUIDED REEF TOUR EXPERIENCES
"When I go on vacation
I want to be "WOW-ed" !!!"
And, I suspect, so do you.
This is Scuba Steve, with Scuba Steve's Scuba Shack,
welcoming you to our wonderful world of diving!
We cater to those divers - both novice and those more
experienced - who seek something off the beaten (boat dive)
path and who are looking for quality tours or classes without
being crowded or rushed.
"We would love to show you
the splendors and the treasures of our undersea world !!!"
Our preferred dive site has been rated as the #1 dive site on
Kauai, and #4 in the State of Hawaii, and is located on south
shore of the island.
It is easily accessible from all parts of Kauai and offers
easy parking and even easier diving!!!
We generally meet our divers at the dive site and will give
you directions when you make your reservations with us.
If you tend to be just a little "nervous" in the
why not read some of the
letters that some of our divers have sent to us about
Our 2-tank "Creature Feature
Guided Reef Tour Experience" takes about 4 hours or so to
complete, and since we generally start around 7:30 am you
will be free to explore other parts of "Paradise"
NO airplane rides
tours ... and NO trips to the top of Waimea Canyon until after
6:00 am the next day !!!!
We also offer an easy and fun "Rusty
Diver Review" if it's been a while since your last
dive. Dive fees for this incredible adventure are
competitively priced and we oftentimes will offer an "un-advertised"
special promotion, so you will want to call early !!!
If you don't want to "Sherpa" your dive gear
through the airports, TSA checkpoints, et cetera, our gear is
top-of-the-line and always well-serviced and is included in
We'll be happy to make you a nice discounted package deal for
"Our divers have told us why
they prefer to
do shore dives instead of boat dives."
There are several reasons.
They consider shore dives more of a "biological" dive
while boats are considered to be more of a "geological"
type of dive ...
this means that you will see MORE types and species of fish,
eels, shrimp, crabs, cleaning stations, and all that "biological"
kind of stuff when diving with us on our guided reef tours
than you will from a boat ...
so unless you like colder water, stronger currents, less
fish, and a few more big rocks to look at (sorry, there are NO
wrecks to go see on Kauai) ... stay away from the crowded
boats and come dive with us in a more relaxed style !!!
Consider this fact
we have never had any diver get "green
in the gills" or try to "feed the fishies" or "chum
the waters" (these are nautical terms for "becoming
violently nauseous") on our shore dives
times has this NOT been the case on a crowded boat ???
When the ocean is "calm and flat" for our shore
dives .... there is AT LEAST a 3 foot (most times even more)
rolling swell offshore .... Kauai does NOT have any sheltered
boat dive sites (like some of the other islands have) so you
will always have to deal with the pitch and roll onboard. The
smaller the boat ... the rougher the float !!!
Sometimes this is enough to make diving awkward and
uncomfortable, to say the least! Certainly NOT our idea of fun
group activities !!!
"On the other hand ... our guided reef
experiences take place in depths that they fishies actually live
Did you know that approximately 680 species of fishes are
known throughout the world's oceans, and that about 420 of
those species are designated as Reef and Inshore fishes?
A surprising 24% are endemic to Hawaii (found nowhere else in
the world) !!!
You don't NEED to dive deep to see them
of these live in waters between 20 and 30 feet deep !!!
PLUS ... you will get
longer bottom times in shallower waters !!!
And wait until you see the turtles in their cleaning stations
!!! You will be stoked !!!
Our dives are always an easy walk-in/walk-out from the shore.
Another reason for shore dives here on Kauai ... it's easier
and more fun when we prep and dive on a more relaxed "Aloha-style"
atmosphere rather than settling for the "hurry up and
wait" regime of generic boat diving.
If you are concerned about carrying your gear to the water's
edge, no worries! We will be happy to assist you in whatever
way we can !!! (Most of our entries are within 20-30 feet of
the water's edge, anyway !!!)
We DO NOT do "crashing surf entries" as a general
rule - after all, this is RECREATIONAL diving, NOT a Navy
SEAL's Survival Training Session!!! Only when we are training
for the advanced levels of diving (Advanced Open Water, Rescue
Diver, Divemaster or Instructor Training Levels) will we enter
the waters in surf conditions.
"Easy walk-in/walk-out" shore entries means just
. in conditions that are pleasant and easy; minimal
surge and swell.
My general rule is to consider whether or not I would take my
own family and friends into the waters with
the conditions present. If yes, then we go. If no, then we
"As we say here in the
"When in doubt
DON'T go out !!!"
We accept most major credit cards, traveler's cheques and
cash. We would encourage you to make your
reservations now as we only take a small of divers at any one
time, and our prime dive times book up in advance
would like to dive with you !!!
Please call us with any other questions that you may have.
Let's go diving together !!!!
P.S. Did you know that where we dive there are sunken anchors
and chains from the 1880's ??? OR that there is an actual V-8
engine down there that somebody has got to be looking for