Scuba Dive Kauai with Kauai Down Under
From first timers to advanced divers, the Kauai Down Under Dive Team is all about making your Kauai scuba 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.
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!
Kauai’s Best Dive Experience
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 here or on the “Reservations” link above to book your dives today. We book no more than 6 divers per instructor for superior and very personalized service. Kauai diving in 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.
Location / Hours
Kauai Down Under is a full service PADI Five Star Dive Resort. We are located on Kauai’s South Shore in “Sunny Poipu” at the Sheraton Kauai Resort. Our shop is open 365 beautiful days per year from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. That means we dive daily, conditions permitting, of course, and proudly offer Morning, Afternoon and Night dives to satisfy all of your Kauai diving desires.
We recommend this beautiful Resort in Poipu for a great place to stay while you are on your Kauai scuba diving trip.
Kauai Scuba Diving
Kauai’s waters offer a diversity of reef topography in combination with a rich assortment of marine life that makes for truly remarkable diving. Dive sites like Koloa Landing in Sunny Poipu and Tunnels Reef in Haena are nurseries for many colorful reef fish including triggerfish, surgeonfish, parrotfish, butterflyfish, and moray eels. Majestic lava tubes, rocky outcroppings, and large coral structures create the perfect habitat for fish to prosper. In Kauai, we are also very lucky to encounter the endangered Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle on nearly every dive! The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles can reach 300+ pounds and are prolific on Kauai. Their main food source, which is algae, grows in abundance here because Kauai is one of the wettest spots on earth. Rivers flowing into the sea from our mountain ranges disperse nutrients which feed algae and make it thrive. Because of this, the sea turtles stay close to shore and allow for awesome viewing encounters.
All dives with Kauai Down Under include:
Guaranteed small and personalized groups of divers per instructor!
Detailed site and marine biology briefings before every dive!
Delicious snacks and cold beverages!