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About Us

Our Philosophy

At Fathom Five Ocean Quest, you are the most important person on our dive team! Our goal is to provide you with a dive experience unmatched anywhere. By making sure you have the best dive available we can guarantee that you will return year after year to dive with us. From the bad jokes to the great dives you’ll never have a better experience anywhere! This is why we are the best rated shop on Kauai, by putting yours needs first.

At Fathom Five, we are extremely proud of our service and equipment but most of all… we are proud of our staff. When diving with us, you will receive the safest, most comfortable, and most enjoyable dive trips available anywhere on Kauai. We want your experience with us to be not only the highlight of your vacation (or business trip… we won’t tell ’em you actually had fun), but something you will talk about for years to come.

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Rated as the #1 dive shop by The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook five editions in a row!

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Why dive with Fathom Five?

Minutes from the dive sites

Fathom Five Divers is located on the south shore of Kauai in Old Koloa Town, just 5 minutes from sunny Poipu Beach and Kukuiula Harbor, where we launch our custom dive boats for some of the best Kauai SCUBA diving! From there it is just a few minutes more to the most spectacular diving on Kauai. Ocean Quest Watersports operates a just minutes from the North shore and our favorite Kauai SCUBA shore diving location, Tunnels Beach. Having these two locations allows us to dive virtually anywhere on Kauai.

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Custom 6-Passenger Boats

Fathom Five has a fleet of 6-passenger vessels. Our custom build Radons were built in Hawaii specifically for Hawaiian waters. Fathom Five is the only 6-pack diving operation on Kauai. We never mix our groups, which means if you’re certified, you’ll only dive with other certified divers, and because we have a fleet of boats, we can cater to both advanced and rusty divers (rusty divers get a free can of WD-40). With the addition of our awesome new Hawaiian-built 35-foot Force boat Fathom Five is the only 6-pack diving operation to Niihau and Lehua. GUARANTEED!

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Full-featured dive shop

Being a full featured shop we carry a wide selection of SCUBA gear and accessories, camera, apparel, books, and more. Don’t forget that Fathom Five offers underwater digital camera rentals with full flash and strobe light capabilities. We offer full rentals for Snorkeling and body boarding as well! We are proud to offer Enriched Air/NITROX for all of our Enriched Air certified divers. If you want to learn about or try Enriched Air/NITROX then you can do a Discover Enriched Air dive or take a full class and become certified in this safe and healthy way to dive.

The Crew

Our crew has over 100 years of combined experience (80 of those years are from one guy but we don’t let him dive anymore). When we choose our instructors or boat captains, we look for the following… skills at working with people, patience, understanding, professionalism and above all a dedication to safety. By choosing a team of professionals that share these qualities and combining that with their love of diving, we are able to guarantee that all of our customers are given the very best experience possible.

History of Fathom Five

Fathom Five is owned and operated by  Jeannette Val Auber, a woman with a true passion for the ocean and the wonderful world beneath it. After introducing all of her friends and family members to the sport she loves, she realized the only way to be truly happy was to make diving a permanent part of her life.

Originally from California,  Jeannette has lived on the island of Kauai for 23 years. After working for just about every dive shop on the island but finding none that she felt shared her same love of the sport, she decided in 1995 to branch out on her own. Jeannette co-founded Ocean Quest Watersports, a shore dive company. After only 2 years of operation, Ocean Quest was hailed by many publications and happy customers as one of the top rated dive companies in Kauai.

This sudden exposure and recognition ignited an idea…why not offer customers a “total dive solution”, not just shore diving? This prompted the purchase of Fathom Five Divers. With Fathom Five Divers focusing on boat diving operations and Ocean Quest Watersports on shore diving, the two best companies have formed the perfect solution to everyone’s diving needs.

A family who dives together ...

One of my greatest joys is diving with my kids!
—Jeannette Val Auber, Owner-Operator