Fathom Five Divers
Fathom Five Divers
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Fathom Five is located just minutes from the most spectacular South shore diving on Kauai. Ocean Quest Watersports operates just minutes from the North shore and our favorite Kauai SCUBA shore diving location, Tunnels Beach . Having these two locations allows us to dive virtually anywhere on Kauai. We pride ourselves on our PADI 5 Star IDC rating and our excellent, experienced, & fun-loving staff who will do their utmost to make your dives with us the highlight of your vacation! We now feature full PADI eLearning courses which help you get to the fun of diving while learning at the pace you want!
Koloa, Hawaii
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2022

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Shira G
Dana Point, CA62 contributions
Jun 2021
I spent a few days diving with Fathom Five as a return customer on my vacaiton. The south shore dives at Sheraton Caverns and Stone House were great as always, but I finally splurged on a 3-tank dive trip out to Niihau and it was AMAZING. Jordan was a phenomenal dive guide and Beau was a great captain that expertly navigated through choppy waters back to Kauai. Jordan was super knowledgeable about the marine life plus I really appreciated his extra attention to safety being in such an isolated area. He asked everyone what they were hoping to see before we got in the water and he delivered! We had amazing encounters with monk seals, gray sharks, sandbar sharks, eels, and so much more on beautiful coral reefs. Go to Niihau with Fathom Five if you can!
Written June 18, 2021
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Nichole M
San Diego, CA2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Fathom 5 team is great! Excellent communication, great insight as to what each dive group is capable of and plans the dive sites accordingly. My husband and I had a blast when we were visiting this gorgeous island in April 2022. Julie was a really fun, awesome guide - it was wonderful to see her get so excited with the things we saw even though she’s been diving this island for so long! The booking and crew members were equally great - great service and felt really welcomed and were in good hands all around. Highly recommend!
Written April 23, 2022
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Allan & Gretche... H
5 contributions
May 2022
Very pleased with the concern and expertise of this shop. My sister and I did our final certification dives with Fathom Five, and Jeanette did our shore dives with us. She has clearly trained many divers because her instruction and concern for our safety was very apparent. She was a joy to work with! We did our final boat dives with Anthony and he was also very experienced. He was also great about showing us different species underwater and showing us all kinds of interesting stuff. I realize that part of being a good dive master is showing your divers all the wildlife under the sea. I would not hesitate to recommend this group. All our rental equipment was top of the line and in very good repair - they clearly take very good care of it. You will not be disappointed.
Written May 10, 2022
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TravellingT
2 contributions
Oct 2021
My wife and I went out for a two tank boat dive with Fathom Five and had a fantastic experience. The shop was accommodating and efficient in getting the divers the equipment that they needed. We had forgotten our dive cards and they worked through looking us up in the respective systems, even calling one accrediting association to find our certifications.

On the boat, the crew of Jordan and Beau did an excellent job customizing the dive experience for each of the 6 divers on the boat. They took into account our experience levels, what we hoped to get out of the dives, and the weather/current conditions of the day. They did not rush any of the preliminary safety/boat/dive discussions and then took us on two fantastic dives where we didn't see a single other diver. The marine ecosystem of Kauai did the rest (sharks, octopus, turtles, etc.)

In particular Jordan's knowledge of the marine life that is only found in Hawaii made the experience even more unique and rewarding.

All in all, this was probably the best dive experience that I've had. Other dive operations now have a high standard to live up to.
Written November 1, 2021
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Megan W.
3 contributions
Nov 2021
My husband and I chose Fathom Fiver Divers after calling several dive shops in the area because of the great care Lonnie took in answering all my questions. We completed our Open Water Referral Course over 2 days with Chris as our instructor. He was excellent...thorough, calm, patient and made us feel so comfortable for our first training dives in open water done at Koloa Landing while also educating us on the local marine life including several endemic species. He made completing our course easier than I expected and taught us so much about the sport.

We then did 2-2 tank dives on separate days with Julie and Jordan as divemasters and Beau as a captain the second day. Can't say enough good things about both of them. Julie was incredibly knowledgeable about the species and made us feel so comfortable in the water on our first 2 dives as certified divers. Jordan captained the boat the first day through very choppy water with ease and was divemaster the second day, showing us some stunning sites and varied wildlife. Beau as captain also took great care of us and made us feel very much at ease for brand new divers.

In short, I highly recommend this dive shop to anyone looking for an excellent overall experience. When returning to Kauai, we will definitely dive with them again.
Written December 6, 2021
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David R
1 contribution
Sep 2021
A dive shop is about the people. Loni was very accommodating on scheduling. Our favorite divemaster was Michelle, who accompanied us on two days' two tank boat dives. It had been ten years since we last dived, and Sean was also great at refamiliarizing us during our first shore dive. Both of the boats they took us out in carried a max of six people, which is a big plus. Very thorough and safe operation.
Written October 5, 2021
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gvarni
San Francisco, CA6 contributions
Aug 2022
Great dive shop on Kauai. All new equipment, experienced team and one of the best dive experiences we've had in Hawaii. Their crew ran like clockwork, the boat had only 6 divers and all at the same level (some of the larger boat's we've been on mix levels and include snorkelers which slows the overall process down).

Our dive master Tony was great. He gave us all a simple overview while on the boat of the sea life we'd be seeing and he brought a tablet under with us so he could write out the names of key fish on the reef and used his flashlight to make them easy to see. He gave some great suggestions while allowing our group of experienced divers an opportunity to explore the sites on our own if we wanted.

The dive sites were amazing with lots of fish, turtles, eels, sharks and caves to swim through (if you wanted). If diving Kauai, dive with Fathom Five Divers.
Written August 16, 2022
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Bruce11790
2 contributions
Feb 2022
I had four days of diving with Fathom Five and continue to be impressed with the consistently outstanding quality of their operation. All their people are top shelf and do an amazing job of making sure that all divers regardless of their experience are safe and have a great diving experience. From the dive briefs to the guided tours to the snacks provided - it's all done so that everyone has a great day of diving and wants to come back for more.
Written March 8, 2022
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Rachelle C
3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
Julie the dive master had great local knowledge and is so passionate about scuba so she was a top notch dive guide, pointing out all the sea life large and small. Bo the boat captain got us out to our 2-tank boat dive perfectly even when the swell was building up. They created a great vibe in the group so everyone was able to get to know the others in the group well enough to trust each other as dive buddies, and overall have a relaxed and fun experience. I would recommend them fully!
Written June 20, 2022
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Sean Gorman
Dripping Springs, TX2 contributions
Oct 2022
Absolutely will go back! The divemasters (Anthony and Shaun) did a great job choosing sites and pointing out sea life that we just would have missed on our own. The smaller group size really was really what I was looking for. Captains Linda and Bo and First Mate Kevin were great to interact with and very kind and helpful throughout the process. Felt very professional, safe and relaxed at the same time. One of the highlights of our trip and memories that will last!
Written October 15, 2022
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