Overview of Ahukini Landing

Ahukini Landing

Ahukini Landing
Kauai
Hawaiian Islands

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Site Review by
 Geoff M. Stiles
Date: 11/19/2006

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Geoff M. Stiles Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Temecula Reef:    4.00
State:   CA Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   13 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   103 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    5.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.76
Please let me preface this review by saying that the vast majority of my diving is solo, in SoCal and via the beach. Rocky, rough, semi-dangerous entries are the norm for me. I dove this spot twice today (11-19-2006) First off, the entry is a cake walk. You have to walk over some small rocks for about 15 feet and then you're in the calm waters of the bay. I don't find this to be an advanced entry. If you can't walk far with your gear on, then stay on the boats. The swim out to the tip of the jetty only took about 5 minutes. I rounded the tip and swam about another 20 yards and dropped down. Much to my delight, the vis was excellent. I swam parallel to the jetty for a while and then went straight out to a depth of 60ft. The vis was about 40ish. Compared to Koloa Landing this place was full of life. I saw a large turtle, several kinds of moray (including a dragon) and all the aforementioned ammunition. There are several small walls to explore (no more than 15 feet tall). Overall a great dive. Then I went back about 4PM. The vis was 0-5 at the end of the jetty and only improved at 50 ft to maybe 10-15 in the best spots. Since 10ft vis is common in SoCal I was still happy, but disappointed it was not like my morning dive. MAKE SURE YOU KNOW HOW TO USE AND SET A COMPASS FOR THIS DIVE. In the 0 vis, God only knows where I would have ended up if I didn't KNOW I was heading OUT to sea. Overall a fantastic spot if the vis is good.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2006
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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