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Address: 2440 Hoonani Road, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
Phone Number: 877-538-3483
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Description: The “ALOHA SPIRIT” is what the staff at Kauai Down Under is all about! In...
The “ALOHA SPIRIT” is what the staff at Kauai Down Under is all about! In the Hawaiian language, Aloha means affection, love, peace and compassion. Aloha has also come to be used as an English greeting to say hello, goodbye, and “I LOVE TO DIVE”. Ok, maybe we added the last part! We are pretty sure, however, that the state of Hawaii was nicknamed the “Aloha State”, due to our staffs’ spirit! From first time to advanced divers, the Kauai Down Under Dive Team is all about making your diving experience truly memorable! We are passionate about what we do, the extraordinary island that we live on, and the abundant waters that surround it. From the endemic species living in our reefs, to unique lava tubes and reef formations, Kauai Down Under can help you experience all that Kauai Scuba Diving has to offer. Our PADI-trained professional scuba instructors have been hand-picked from the best of the best. They lead quality tours and offer fascinating briefings which include Hawaiian history and lore. Your surface intervals will be filled with chatter about the critters that you encountered and how amazing the reef structures are. You will be amazed by how well our instructors know these reefs. Their experience means unsurpassed wildlife encounters and dive memories that will never leave you.Kauai Down Under is a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort. To have earned this rating, our company has demonstrated excellence in providing traveling scuba divers with memorable dive experiences, phenomenal customer service, an exceptional diver safety record and focus on underwater environmental awareness.You can begin your PADI Open Water Diver Certification, PADI Adventure Diver Certification or PADI Advanced Open Water Certification by completing PADI’s online e-learning program directly from our website in the comfort of your home. Once the e-learning is complete, you can do all of your pool and/or open water dives right here in Kauai’s tropical waters to complete your certification. We are proud to offer PADI’s Digital Underwater Photography and Enriched Air Nitrox courses online through e-learning as well.For all of your equipment needs, we are proud to offer some of the best products available to consumers today. We stock products from companies such as Aqua Lung, Tusa, Mares, Aeris and Deep Sea. Dive accessories are readily available to make you as comfortable and dive savvy as possible. We are also an authorized dealer of Maui Jim sunglasses here on Kauai, and carry a wide assortment of all of your sun protection needs.Click on the “Reservations” link above to book your dives today. We book no more than 4 divers per instructor for superior and very personalized service. Scuba Diving in Kauai will leave lasting impressions. The memories of gracefully gliding endangered Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, elusive and shy Dragon Moray Eels and schooling endemic reef fish will never leave you. Kauai Down Under is the place to experience these and so much more to create once-in-a-lifetime dive moments.
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My 14 year old and I had done an "intro" dive in St Thomas last year, but never completed our Open Water Certs. This year, my wife and now 10 year old son joined us (since you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Hamilton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

My 14 year old and I had done an "intro" dive in St Thomas last year, but never completed our Open Water Certs. This year, my wife and now 10 year old son joined us (since you have to be 10 to try it). Our leader, Brandon, was great. He patiently explained things, and worked very closely and patiently with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

What a fun trip out with Sean, Christine and Shawntell. Lots of turtles at first snorkel site. Zodiac boat is a fun experience, small boat, so not a ton of people.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We had so much fun with Kauai Down Under! I am a certified diver but my husband had never been so we booked the introductory 2-tank dive and had a total blast! Our instructor - whose name can't remember (SORRY!!!) - was awesome really made my husband feel comfortable and also let me do my own thing. It was a... More 

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Berrien Springs, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were a bit confused as we thought the dive was a boat dive. It was not, but that is not the fault of the company. We did the certified Tunnels dive. visibility was ok, again not the fault of the company. We arrived early and parked in the alley. NOTE: You are to park your car in tunnels beach... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

First time diving in Kauai and this was better than expected! My dad and I went on a morning and night shore dive and it was very laid-back and enjoyable. Mike and Dave made sure to make us feel comfortable and really focused on what we wanted to do! They kept it very relaxed, unlike some other companies that always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We booked two introductory 2 tank dives with Kauai Down Under after seeing all the great reviews they had. Brandon was our scuba instructor and he was exceedingly enthusiastic about diving and went through the introductory lesson so well. Both dives were extraordinary and even though we were not able to do the tunnel dives on the second day (swells... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I went with KDU after looking at reviews for them, as well as other dive operators, and I am SOOO happy that I did. The experience was great right from the start. The day before my dive I went over to their "store" location at the Sheraton to inquire about prescription masks as my own mask strap buckles fell off... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Excellent gear, captain, boat, dive master. Went to two great dive sites with great scenery at both. Would highly recommend!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Very happy with the entire experience. Great divemaster (Christina) and fun captain. Highly recommend.

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Williston, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

This review is really for March 2013, but we never did a review back then. This was a from-shore dive at the landing in southern Kauai. Gaillium met us at the landing and went right to work with the lesson, and then to the water for our skills and first dive. I was dealing with a head cold but still... More 

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