Greg was awesome and so was the dive! As a certified diver, diving with my uncertified girlfriend was still a lot of fun and he took really good care of her.
Cassie was a great guide and provided a fantastic refresher dive for my girlfriend and me (we hadn't dived for about 5 years). We saw some huge rays, it was a really great experience!
Greg and his Ohana really make you feel at ease. Ive always had a challenging time with my ears being so sensitive and the guy's a genius, thanks for such a great experience! I'm looking forward to more with you all. Christyn
Our boys, 11 and 13, got to dive with us for the first time and they had an awesome experience!!! Cassie, Greg and Holly were all very friendly, patient and helpful. I recommend them!
Cassie was great! She took us along the coast and pointed out all the sea turtles. Highly recommend diving with Watersports Adventures!!
I went scuba diving for the first time with Watersports Adventures and it was awesome. The instructor was very patient and willing to demonstrate multiple times how to operate the gear correctly. We were able to spot a bunch of sea turtles with their help as well. Overall, great experience!
Cassie was a great instructor and made everyone feel comfortable. It was my first time diving and I had a lot of fun.
What a fabulous day! We chartered the boat for a ride along the Na Pali Coast. Gregg and Kumua could not have been more accommodating, fun, and informative. We experienced dolphins, up close and so graceful, explored sea caves, did some snorkeling, and had an exhilarating, wet and wild, fast, bumpy, crazy, laughing all the way return after a thorough soaking under a waterfall. As another reviewer, we felt safe and secure and genuinely cared for on this experience.
I wish I had read the reviews first. Avoid these folks. I am PADI certified and was put in with first time divers. Our dive was short and I returned with 1200 psi still in my tank. The dive was in a dirty lagoon with debris from the river rather than clear water. My wife wanted to dive but had an ear infection and they wouldn't let her but they still charged her for the class. AVOID AVOID.
Last week, we had an incredible introduction to snorkeling and scuba for my whole family! Our guide Wayne was confident, thoughtful and kind. He had my 66 year old mom hold onto his arm to safely lead her through the slippery ramp to the water. He entertained my 9 year old son in his first snorkeling adventure, with some tricks and small lessons. He warned us all about navigating the rocks and other small hazards. We had two experienced snorkelers and two beginners in our group, and everyone had a great time seeing sea turtles and dozens of species of fish very close up!
Wayne also led me on my first scuba diving experience right after the snorkel, and offered to have me hold onto his arm during the dive. But he eased up when he saw how well I was handling it. He was always close at hand and available, but not interfering with my exploration. He also attended to some more experienced scuba divers who joined for this dive. Perfect!
This robust safety and customer service approach seems to be the legacy of Gregg Weston, owner of Watersports, who has been teaching snorkeling on Kauai for 20+ years. I first met him at a group orientation and group snorkeling intro at the Wyndham Bali Hai Villas Resort, and I was a little put off by his showmanship. But in one-on-one conversation, it became clear that his passion for safety and a fun experience for his customers runs deep. The chant his daughter performed in the native Hawaiian language at the Wyndham orientation was spellbinding! I'm thankful for this wonderful experience and would recommend these guides to anyone, especially people who are trying snorkeling or scuba for the first time. Be sure to check that you have specific directions to your site the day before. The staff at Wayersports Adventures did, of course, text us the directions when we called them en route because we had forgotten the directions we had. Great service! Can't wait to go again some day!
My teen daughter, husband and I dove on Thanksgiving morning with Wayne on the south shore. Only my daughter and I had dove before but it was in a swimming pool 4 years ago! Haha! Wayne was amazing with training us, calming us down and then having us hang on to him as he took us down into a beautiful reef 40' down. The experience was life changing. We saw so much marine life it made both my family and I have a new appreciation for what lies in the sea. This is one thing in Kauai'i we will always come back and do! For someone looking for a great family experience, here would be the place to go! Wayne rocks! Mahalo!
What an experience! We have been to Kauai on several occasions and have never had an experience like this. We feel so lucky to have bumped into Greg and his team at our hotel when he shared with us the great adventures they offer along the North Shore of Kauai. The service was unlike any adventure I've ever had in an excursion and was beyond worth doing on out last day on the island, first thing in the morning. I can't wait to do it again the next time we visit! Cheers guys, to an fantastic and unforgettable experience!
We had a spectacular adventure with Gregg. We took the boat trip out to the Nepali coast and did dives and snorkeling as a group of five. Fabulous trip. They took us in close to do the caves and morning cruise all the way from Hanalei to end of Nepali beaches. Great views. Terrific service from Gregg and his crew. It was the highlight of the vacation.
Something to know : as Gregg said , coming back against the current is like "driving a convertible through the car wash with the top down". Quite a wet and wild ride! But we cannot recommend it enough. Great captain running the boat.
Greg gave us a free scuba lesson at the hotel.. He was great in 20 minutes after Instruction we we're in the pool and actually using scuba gear after another 20 more minutes we're ready to sign up for a dive with his company and...More
We went as a family and it was an experience we'll never forget! We'd been snorkeling before, but we were all a little nervous about scuba diving. It was so much easier to get the hang of than we expected! We swam with a three...More
I was suggested to dive with this company as they were described as the ‘valet’ service providers for diving on Kauai. I couldn’t agree more. Cassy and I ended up with a solo dive, but I think her service and professionalism wouldn’t have waivered even...More
My husband and sister-in-law (self professed chicken of the sea), and I were inspired to try a free lesson with Greg at our hotel and I am SO glad I waited to scuba til now. Greg was fantastic! In 20 minutes we were in the...More
My husband and I did an intro dive 5 years ago with these guys. It was such an awesome experience that we got certified soon after. Now we're back again for more! Cassie did a fabulous job as our guide. She was so prepared with...More
I have taken at least a dozen beginners' dives with Gregg Winston or his employees over the last 15 years. I have trusted him with the safety of my wife and children. He is an excellent instructor and guide. I would recommend him to anybody....More