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Garden Isle Divers

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Lihue, HI, USA
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About Garden Isle Divers
Kauai’s best scuba diving tour operator. We offer boat and shore dives for all levels including not yet certified.
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MothernatureSandy wrote a review Jan 2021
Angels Camp, California6 contributions
Eric and Carrie of Garden Isle Divers were awesome! Since we live on Kauai we had a number of options but had heard many good things about Garden Isle Divers we thought we would give them a try. They took me and my twenty year old son along with a couple friends to Hale O Honu after really taking the time to understand what kind of diving we enjoy and were interested in. Talking story with Eric while absorbing his amazing nerdy knowledge of corals, diving, nudibranchs was such a treat. Eric was an excellent dive host - look up "dive master" and you will see his pic! We will be back for sure :]
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from ericsW398ED, Owner at Garden Isle Divers
Responded 4 weeks ago
It’s been a couple months. I’m pretty sure that means we’re waaaaay overdue for another dive trip. We’ll probably get some whale song if we go soon!
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Verena R S wrote a review Jan 2021
Kapaa, Hawaii15 contributions2 helpful votes
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Fun-filled dives with Garden Isle Divers, family and friends! First a shore dive (Koloa Landing) to investigate both reef sides and enjoying sightings of Leaf Scorpion Fish, Dragon Morays, Nudibranchs and lots (!) of colorful reef fish. Then a few days later hopping on the "Surface Interval", to look for nudibranchs at Yellow Brick Road and Stone House dive sites. Yes, the nudibranchs were plentiful and Stone House provided more. Oh, did I mention the spinner dolphins dancing around us and the whales singing? Both dives we enjoyed the excellent guidance of Eric, whose knowledge of coral and sea creatures is outstanding; Carrie, our boat captain stands out for her kindness and helpfulness. There's always something exiting to discover when diving with this crew - can't wait to go with Garden Isle Divers again. A Hui Ho!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from ericsW398ED, Owner at Garden Isle Divers
Responded 4 weeks ago
Aloha Verena. Thanks for this great review! And thanks for saying nice things about me even though we both know that Carrie is always the highlight of a dive trip with Garden Isle Divers 😬
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629phils wrote a review Nov 2020
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Wow! What a treat and joy it was to dive with Eric! His patience, knowledge and humor with three new divers made our 4 dives the highlight of our trip. Don't get be wrong any experienced diver will gain a better understanding of the reef ecosystem, fish types, and all the geeky info divers seem to crave. His night dive at Koloa Landing is not to be missed. The reef comes to life with hundreds of shrimp eyes reflecting back at you, the chance to see a octopus change colors quicker than you can blink. Plus the eerie feeling of a turtle gliding past you out of the dark, on its was to find a spot for the night. We will be back next year to dive again with Eric. There are dive companies that employee divers, and then there are divers that happen to own a dive company. Eric is a diver first and a business owner second and it show! You will not be disappointed.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from ericsW398ED, Owner at Garden Isle Divers
Responded 4 weeks ago
I guess the COVID restrictions include the app not sending me notifications when somebody posts a review 🤨 It’s been months since you were here - I hope you’ve been getting some bottom time in up there in your frigid Pacific Northwest waters!
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kdew2015 wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
Four shores dives from Koloa Landing and two boats from Port Allen this week - turtles, shark, octopus, eels, tiger cowries, frog fish, lion fish and more! Conditions were not ideal but Eric made very dive count - from advice on sticky ears to trying an underwater camera. As a solo woman diver - Eric and Carrie made me feel very comfortable and at ease at all times. 5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Eric S, Owner at Garden Isle Divers
Responded Mar 15, 2020
I’m super happy you were able to spend a few days diving with me, Kate. I had fun too! One of my favorite things about what we do here is getting to meet so many people like you who are fun and adventurous. I hope the Philippines trip is spectacular!!!
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AKJPK wrote a review Feb 2020
Anchorage, Alaska3 contributions
I had the best dive today with Eric and Carrie. They are incredibly attentive and knowledgeable, and their professionalism permeates the entire experience. As a husband and wife team, communication between the DM and captain is seamless. Eric is great fun to dive with, very sharp, and eager to share the underwater world. Carrie is on top of all things topside and was very able as a cap. I haven’t spent a lot of time diving yet, but I can easily say this was my best diving experience to date, and I’m super glad and appreciative that it was with these great peeps. Book with them. You will not regret it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Eric S, Owner at Garden Isle Divers
Responded Feb 26, 2020
Epic really is the only word that justifies seeing a ten foot wingspan Manta Ray followed minutes later by twin Spotted Eagle Rays. Super happy you were able to join us for that dive, Jesse. Hope you’ll come back soon and dive with us again.
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