After nearly a two year break from diving and moving to Kauai, I was ready to take the plunge back into scuba diving. Most of my diving previously had been in the Caribbean in Cozumel, Bahamas, and Florida. I understood that my Kauai dives would be much more challenging with far cooler waters, perhaps rougher seas, and around sixty feet. Prepared with my blubber-like 5mm wetsuit and Bond girl, turquoise hood, I jumped in with a small group of four divers along with our dive master at Sheraton Caverns and Plate Lunch earlier this year.
Although I wasn’t going to judge Kauai diving without first doing it myself, I was skeptical if I would give it a thumbs up. However, I was quite surprised. Even before thoroughly descending the rope line, the sea life was abundant. Not only did we see the beloved sea turtles (Honu), but also yellow marlin, spiny lobster, white mouth moray, blue striped snapper, sergeant major, starfish, frog fish, and cornet fish. I had prepared myself that it wouldn’t be a colorful coral reef dive, but I couldn’t have pictured the ability to just swim so up close to one sea turtle after another.
It was a true aloha adventure underwater. To see the dive video and photos, visit: http://www.mstravelingpants.travel/adventure-2/adventure-travel-kauai-scuba-diving-kauai/