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Explore Kauai Scuba: Who We Are

Explore Kauai Scuba is a family-owned and operated company that leads marine life scuba tours off of Kauai and Ni’ihau. We pride ourselves on safety, keeping groups small and intimate (six divers max), and focusing heavily on marine life!

We are the only scuba diving operation that runs its charters out of Kikiaoloa Small Boat Harbor. This harbor is the closest harbor to Ni’ihau (arguably the best diving in the state of Hawaii), Mana Crack, and the Na Pali Coast thus keeping our travel times to a minimum.

Our local diving is rich and diverse with marine life. A lot of our nutrient-rich west side dive sites are untouched and the marine life flourishes here.

You are guaranteed to dive with experienced instructors knowledgeable of the local sites and marine life. EKS uses very little waste on our tours (mostly compostable) and our  boat has environmentally-friendly engines keeping our ecological footprint small.

Captain & Instructor – Nick Croft

Nick has had a love for the ocean since he was a young child. For his 12th birthday, his parents surprised him with scuba classes, where his passion grew even further. Nick became a divemaster in Northern California and loves diving Monterey, CA. His urge for adventure brought him to Kauai in 2011 to explore the amazing warmer Pacific waters. These days, diving is not Nick’s job, it’s his lifestyle. Even after all the customers have gone, Nick will be found in the water. He is also an avid spear fisherman and has a deep respect and appreciation for all that the ocean provides. He is a true waterman.

Captain & Instructor Jessie Croft

Jessie was born in Ohio but traveled to Florida every year and absolutely fell in love with the ocean. She obtained her Bachelors degree at Ohio University in Hearing Speech and Language Sciences. She worked in her field for a little over a year but eventually was drawn back to the ocean moving to Florida, California, Virgin Islands, Honduras, and multiple Hawaiian Islands. Jessie has now lived on Kauai since 2014 and is happy to settle down here. She loves the exciting Pacific Ocean and learning the wide variety of marine life that Kauai has to offer.