Overview of Ahukini Landing

Ahukini Landing

Ahukini Landing
Kauai
Hawaiian Islands

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Site Review by
 Joe Pozak
Date: 07/19/2006

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Joe Pozak Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Fort Worth Reef:    4.00
State:   Texas Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   14 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   250 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    4.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.58
I was lucky enough to live on Kauai from 1994 to 1999 and dove Ahukini Landing no less than 40 times. It is a wonderful dive and is a must for anyone wanting to get in an inexpensive quality dive. The entry can be a bit tricky and you should always carry a dive knife due to the local fishermen getting the hooks and line caught in the rocks; you may wind up getting entangled. The site is located on a small bay that is a fed by a stream that occurs after a large rain. So visibility is clear once you break free of the brake wall and get in the reef area. On occasion I have seen hammer head sharks in the murky water where the fresh water and salt water mix. Once you make the turn off of the break wall you are in 30 to 40 ft. of water. A reef runs at a 90 degree angle to the break wall and makes a turn inward about 300 or so yards out. There are three finger reefs in that area. There can be a bit of surge tide and diving can be difficult at times. If your a beginner just relax and let the ocean do the work and enjoy the dive. There are many beautiful fish to enjoy. Live ammo crates are in the area and can be found after a storm. Leave them alone! The water is cool and will be clear once you get out of the break water. The most difficult part of this dive is the entry and exit, but in order to become a great diver, a dive like this should be a great experience. I always carried my tank down and put my BC on once in the water.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    1.00
Beginner:    2.00
Intermediate:    3.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    5.00
   

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    1999
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    4.00
 
 


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