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People often will ask me, "Scuba
Steve, what is it like to scuba dive on Kauai?"
I tell them that it feels strange the first time. The mask.
The awkward gear, a bit heavy. You ease into the water and
your face slips below the surface.
Inhale; the air comes with a reassuring hiss, and for the
first time, you breathe underwater. In moments, you forget the
The equipment transforms to light and agile, and you're free
like you've never experienced before. With that first
underwater breath, the door opens to a different world. Not a
world apart, but different nonetheless.
I tell them to "Go through that door. Once you try Kauai
scuba diving with Scuba Steve, your life will never be the
No one but you can say what
calls you to scuba diving.
If you seek adventure, you'll find plenty, whether it's in a
sunken ship as you uncover its secrets, in a far corner of the
world amid other peoples and cultures, or in your backyard -
closer than you imagined possible.
If you love nature, you've
come to the right place. No other environment
approaches the abundance, diversity and vibrancy of a pristine
coral reef. You can see more different species in ten minutes
there than in ten hours in the most unspoiled wildernesses above
But with time, you'll discover that even unlikely places that
seem empty and sterile to the inexperienced eye - like a lake or
flooded quarry - teem with intriguing organisms - a reminder
that nature's imagination exceeds ours.
Come dive with us here on Kauai.
drives you, welcome to inner space.
It's somewhat cliché, yet true, that we know the
surface of the moon better than we know the bottoms of the
oceans. Even at the most popular dive sites, you'll see things
most people never see and go where most people ever go. Even
with hundreds of dives under your belt, visiting a new dive
site thrills you with discovery, and visiting a familiar one
is a bit like coming home.
And scuba diving, especially scuba diving with Scuba Steve on
Kauai, means rising to new challenges. It's one of the rare
activities that deliver adrenaline and intensity, or serenity
You can take on challenges requiring training, planning and
focus: searching for and recovering lost objects, descending
to 100 feet (if your diving level permits) or exploring your
favorite dive site after sunset.
Or you can drift along in some of the world's most tranquil
and beautiful settings, with your biggest immediate worry
whether you want to stop and photograph that star fish or not.
Either way, diving grows with you - there's always somewhere
new to explore, something new to see, some new way to enjoy
the experiences. No other endeavor so easily matches exactly
what you're up for, right now, tomorrow, and ten years from
now. You cannot outgrow it.
You've probably seen photos, television and films about Kauai
scuba diving, but until you do it yourself, you can't really
understand what it's like. Nothing on earth matches the
sensations you experience - the thrill of breathing
underwater, the freedom of "weightlessness", and
unique sights and sounds.
you've decided that
you have had enough "resort dives" and want to
become a full-fledged Diver yourself ...
or maybe you are just ready to "take the plunge"
and go for the GUSTO !!!
Welcome to Scuba Steve's Wonderful World of Diving !!! We do
NOT conduct "cattle call" dive tours or "jammed-up"
training classes (sardines belong in a can on the grocer's
shelf, NOT on a boat or a dive site !!!).
Instead, we specialize in smaller and more comfortable
numbers of divers traveling together as well as interesting
guided tours and personalized certification classes. Be sure
to ask about our totally private guided tours and classes!!!
Before you make your final decision, be sure to read
What Our Divers Have Said About
Their Kauai Scuba Diving Experiences With Us !!!
SCUBA STEVE'S SCUBA SHACK
- eLEARNING ON-LINE !!!! Save Time on your vacation !!! Save Money !!! Call for Details !!!
- 2 Day "Check Out" Courses
- FULLY PRIVATE Certification Classes!
- Discounts available for families and "tag"
divers who might like to come along and take pictures!!!
The PADI Open Water Diver Certification is a FULL
certification you earn by successfully completing the entire
PADI Open Water Diver Course.
The complete PADI Open Water Diver Certification Course
consists of the following parts:
- Independent Study (allow 4-6 hours study time)
- Academic Review and Examination with Instructor (allow 4
- 5 Confined Water Demonstrations and Practice Sessions
(allow 4-6 hours)
- 4 Open Water Dives (allow 2 days of diving, about 4-5
hours each day).
can start at any point in the program!
If you do the Academic Review and Confined Water Sessions
BEFORE you meet with us, all you will need to do is the 4 Open
This saves you a lot of precious vacation time .. and you
will save a lot of money at the same time!
We believe that there is a correct way of learning to dive,
and that there are many "less-than-correct-ways" as
Once we "sign-off" on your certification card, we
are telling the rest of the diving world that you are "qualified"
to dive and that they can expect high level of dive
proficiencies from you.
We take this VERY
We believe that the VERY best option is for
you to do your academics and confined water sessions at a dive
center near your home BEFORE you come to Kauai. This way, you
can learn the skills required for certification at YOUR pace,
and not be rushed or hurried because of scheduling or economic
Accordingly, our time is then BEST spent with you in the 4
open water dives, and we adjust your tuition fees accordingly.
We also understand that it is GREAT FUN to earn your
certification while on vacation as well. So, we have a
Special Referral Program in place
that will allow you to do the academic studies at home before
you arrive on Kauai, and then we will "take over"
Our 3-day vacation course
is CHALLENGING and FUN !!!
We give you not only all of the basic teachings and
instructions that you will need in order to earn your
certification, but we make certain that you learn how to
safely and properly enjoy scuba diving instead of simply learn
to "survive" scuba diving !!!
We STRONGLY believe that you will learn more and will
graduate a better diver by having only one Instructor
throughout your entire certification process ... this way,
NOTHING is missed and YOUR Instructor knows YOU and what YOU
need to do !!!
When it comes to your
safety and learning, we believe that ... LESS is MORE !!!
We ENCOURAGE your friends to participate in the learning
... and we offer DISCOUNTS for certified divers that would
like to "tag" with you while doing your open water
dives!!! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and wouldn't
it be GREAT to have some underwater pix of this experience !!!
The PADI Open Water Diver Certification qualifies you to:
- Dive independently while applying the knowledge and
skills you learn in the course, within the limits of your
training and experience
- scuba equipment and other services
- Plan, conduct and log open water no-stop (no
decompression) dives when equipped properly and accompanied
by a buddy in conditions with which you have training and/or
- Continue your diver training with a specialty dive in the
PADI Adventures in Diving Program, and/or in other PADI
The PADI OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE INCLUDES
- ALL Academic Knowledge Reviews
- Development and Assessment
- Development and Assessment
- ALL Confined Water AND Open Water Skills
- 5 Confined Water Dives Development and Assessment of
- LIFETIME Certification Card
- Positive Identification Card (PIC)
SCUBA STEVE'S SCUBA SHACK PROVIDES YOU
- TUSA Regulators, Dive Computers and Gauges
- TUSA Padded-back Integrated Weight System BCD's
- 3mm-5mm Full & Tropic-style Shorty Wet Suits
- TUSA Full View Face Masks
- Zippered Dive Booties for Ultimate Comfort and Fit
- Power Fins for Ease of Travel under Water
OUR DIVE SITE COMFORTS :
- Full Protection from Sun and Rain
- American-sized Director-style Seating
- Clean carpeted staging area
- Fully secured and locked area for personal items
- Solar Showers for after-dive rinsing
- Beverages and (sometimes) local organic fruits
- Easy directions from anywhere on Kauai
- Restaurants near-by for after-dive lunch
- Near-by beaches for snorkeling and sun bathing
Remember ... classes are paid for but certifications are
earned. If you decide not to continue in the classes or courses,
it is your decision to do so. No monies will be refunded to you,
because we have set aside time for you and/or your group,
whether or not you decide to complete the class or course.
We cannot and do not promise that you will pass the
certification process (but most of our student DO successfully
complete their courses and earn their certifications), since
these certifications are "performance based".
We do promise you that if conditions are favorable to do so,
Scuba Steve's Scuba Shack will provide training and instruction
for your classes, enabling you to earn your certification.
Again, if YOU are unable to perform and/or YOU decide not to
complete your classes, we will NOT refund any monies to you. If
WE are unable to perform for any reason, then we will gladly
pro-rate your tuition based upon the time and expenses we have
generated towards your particular certification. Please refer to
our CANCELLATION POLICY for