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People often will ask me, "Scuba Steve, what is it like to scuba dive on Kauai?"

Scuba Steve's MY buddy !!!
I tell them that it feels strange the first time. The mask. The awkward gear, a bit heavy. You ease into the water and your face slips below the surface.

Inhale; the air comes with a reassuring hiss, and for the first time, you breathe underwater. In moments, you forget the mask.

The equipment transforms to light and agile, and you're free like you've never experienced before. With that first underwater breath, the door opens to a different world. Not a world apart, but different nonetheless.

I tell them to "Go through that door. Once you try Kauai scuba diving with Scuba Steve, your life will never be the same."

No one but you can say what calls you to scuba diving.

If you seek adventure, you'll find plenty, whether it's in a sunken ship as you uncover its secrets, in a far corner of the world amid other peoples and cultures, or in your backyard - closer than you imagined possible.

If you love nature, you've come to the right place.

No other environment approaches the abundance, diversity and vibrancy of a pristine coral reef. You can see more different species in ten minutes there than in ten hours in the most unspoiled wildernesses above water.

But with time, you'll discover that even unlikely places that seem empty and sterile to the inexperienced eye - like a lake or flooded quarry - teem with intriguing organisms - a reminder that nature's imagination exceeds ours.

Come dive with us here on Kauai.

If discovery drives you, welcome to inner space.

#1 Dive Site on Kauai !!!
It's somewhat cliché, yet true, that we know the surface of the moon better than we know the bottoms of the oceans. Even at the most popular dive sites, you'll see things most people never see and go where most people ever go. Even with hundreds of dives under your belt, visiting a new dive site thrills you with discovery, and visiting a familiar one is a bit like coming home.

And scuba diving, especially scuba diving with Scuba Steve on Kauai, means rising to new challenges. It's one of the rare activities that deliver adrenaline and intensity, or serenity and peace.

You can take on challenges requiring training, planning and focus: searching for and recovering lost objects, descending to 100 feet (if your diving level permits) or exploring your favorite dive site after sunset.

Or you can drift along in some of the world's most tranquil and beautiful settings, with your biggest immediate worry whether you want to stop and photograph that star fish or not.

Either way, diving grows with you - there's always somewhere new to explore, something new to see, some new way to enjoy the experiences. No other endeavor so easily matches exactly what you're up for, right now, tomorrow, and ten years from now. You cannot outgrow it.

You've probably seen photos, television and films about Kauai scuba diving, but until you do it yourself, you can't really understand what it's like. Nothing on earth matches the sensations you experience - the thrill of breathing underwater, the freedom of "weightlessness", and unique sights and sounds.

WOW !!!

So … you've decided that you have had enough "resort dives" and want to become a full-fledged Diver yourself ...

or maybe you are just ready to "take the plunge" and go for the GUSTO !!!


Welcome to Scuba Steve's Wonderful World of Diving !!! We do NOT conduct "cattle call" dive tours or "jammed-up" training classes (sardines belong in a can on the grocer's shelf, NOT on a boat or a dive site !!!).

Instead, we specialize in smaller and more comfortable numbers of divers traveling together as well as interesting guided tours and personalized certification classes. Be sure to ask about our totally private guided tours and classes!!!

Before you make your final decision, be sure to read What Our Divers Have Said About Their Kauai Scuba Diving Experiences With Us !!!

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  • 2 Day "Check Out" Courses

  • 3 Day "Vacation" Course

  • FULLY PRIVATE Certification Classes!

  • Discounts available for families and "tag" divers who might like to come along and take pictures!!!

The PADI Open Water Diver Certification is a FULL certification you earn by successfully completing the entire PADI Open Water Diver Course.

The complete PADI Open Water Diver Certification Course consists of the following parts:

  • Independent Study (allow 4-6 hours study time)

  • Academic Review and Examination with Instructor (allow 4 hours)

  • 5 Confined Water Demonstrations and Practice Sessions (allow 4-6 hours)

  • 4 Open Water Dives (allow 2 days of diving, about 4-5 hours each day).

You can start at any point in the program!

If you do the Academic Review and Confined Water Sessions BEFORE you meet with us, all you will need to do is the 4 Open Water Dives!

This saves you a lot of precious vacation time .. and you will save a lot of money at the same time!

We believe that there is a correct way of learning to dive, and that there are many "less-than-correct-ways" as well.

Once we "sign-off" on your certification card, we are telling the rest of the diving world that you are "qualified" to dive and that they can expect high level of dive proficiencies from you.

We take this VERY seriously.

We believe that the VERY best option is for you to do your academics and confined water sessions at a dive center near your home BEFORE you come to Kauai. This way, you can learn the skills required for certification at YOUR pace, and not be rushed or hurried because of scheduling or economic concerns.

Accordingly, our time is then BEST spent with you in the 4 open water dives, and we adjust your tuition fees accordingly.

We also understand that it is GREAT FUN to earn your certification while on vacation as well. So, we have a Special Referral Program in place that will allow you to do the academic studies at home before you arrive on Kauai, and then we will "take over" from there.

Our 3-day vacation course is CHALLENGING and FUN !!!

We give you not only all of the basic teachings and instructions that you will need in order to earn your certification, but we make certain that you learn how to safely and properly enjoy scuba diving instead of simply learn to "survive" scuba diving !!!

We STRONGLY believe that you will learn more and will graduate a better diver by having only one Instructor throughout your entire certification process ... this way, NOTHING is missed and YOUR Instructor knows YOU and what YOU need to do !!!

When it comes to your safety and learning, we believe that ... LESS is MORE !!!

We ENCOURAGE your friends to participate in the learning ... and we offer DISCOUNTS for certified divers that would like to "tag" with you while doing your open water dives!!! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and wouldn't it be GREAT to have some underwater pix of this experience !!!

The PADI Open Water Diver Certification qualifies you to:

  • Dive independently while applying the knowledge and skills you learn in the course, within the limits of your training and experience

  • Procure air fills

  • scuba equipment and other services

  • Plan, conduct and log open water no-stop (no decompression) dives when equipped properly and accompanied by a buddy in conditions with which you have training and/or experience

  • Continue your diver training with a specialty dive in the PADI Adventures in Diving Program, and/or in other PADI Specialty courses.


  • ALL Academic Knowledge Reviews and Tests

  • Development and Assessment

  • ALL Quizzes

  • Development and Assessment

  • FINAL Examination

  • ALL Confined Water AND Open Water Skills

  • 5 Confined Water Dives Development and Assessment of Skills

  • ALL Exploration Dives

  • 4 Open Water Dives

  • PADI Registration

  • Student Record File

  • LIFETIME Certification Card

  • Color Photo

  • Positive Identification Card (PIC)



  • TUSA Regulators, Dive Computers and Gauges

  • TUSA Padded-back Integrated Weight System BCD's

  • 3mm-5mm Full & Tropic-style Shorty Wet Suits

  • TUSA Full View Face Masks

  • Zippered Dive Booties for Ultimate Comfort and Fit

  • Power Fins for Ease of Travel under Water


  • Full Protection from Sun and Rain

  • American-sized Director-style Seating

  • Clean carpeted staging area

  • Fully secured and locked area for personal items

  • Solar Showers for after-dive rinsing

  • Beverages and (sometimes) local organic fruits
  • Easy parking

  • Easy directions from anywhere on Kauai

  • Restaurants near-by for after-dive lunch

  • Near-by beaches for snorkeling and sun bathing

Remember ... classes are paid for but certifications are earned. If you decide not to continue in the classes or courses, it is your decision to do so. No monies will be refunded to you, because we have set aside time for you and/or your group, whether or not you decide to complete the class or course.

We cannot and do not promise that you will pass the certification process (but most of our student DO successfully complete their courses and earn their certifications), since these certifications are "performance based".

We do promise you that if conditions are favorable to do so, Scuba Steve's Scuba Shack will provide training and instruction for your classes, enabling you to earn your certification.

Again, if YOU are unable to perform and/or YOU decide not to complete your classes, we will NOT refund any monies to you. If WE are unable to perform for any reason, then we will gladly pro-rate your tuition based upon the time and expenses we have generated towards your particular certification. Please refer to our CANCELLATION POLICY for complete details.

Providing Personalized Guided Tours
Recreational Dive Training and Education
Plus all 'round Family Fun-In-The-Sun Activities
On the Beautiful Beaches & Reefs of Kauai, HI 


POB 1146
Koloa, HI 96756

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