Overview of Koloa Landing

Koloa Landing

Koloa Landing
Kauai
Hawaiian Islands

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Site Review by
 Dan and Kelley Holtman
Date: 10/07/2006

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Dan and Kelley Holtman Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Park City Reef:    3.00
State:   Utah Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    2.00
Diving:   7 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   100 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    2.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.19
Sept.15,19&20,2006. 35-45FSW/81*/0-50'vis. SSW swell of 4'-6' stirred up vis and even cancelled a couple of shore dives for us. Even with the surf, the landing was still divable these 3 days. It had been 2 years since we were here last and the road was more rutted than ever. Low clearance sedans may bottom out. With a very short walk, you can park on the road and walk down to the landing. All of the usual suspects were there (see our 2004 report) along with some new sightings for us. Our first day the surf was 3-4' and vis was 50'. The large Honu (Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle) and Dragon Moray Eel were highlights. The second day the vis was poor but not too poor to watch a Spotted Eagle Ray circle overhead as we anchored the dive flag at 25FSW. Guess it felt a little protected with the low vis? Surge was heavy today with many leaves blown/washed into the cove. One leaf that wasn't moving caught our attention and turned out to be a Leaf Scorpionfish (black) on the right side of the landing. The third day the surge was less and the vis seemed better to the left of landing. Here we found our first of two Tiger Moray Eels. Still a wonderful shore dive with friendly dive masters and students to keep you company. Mornings are more busy than afternoons. Thanks to Sea Sport Divers for convenient and reliable rentals.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2006
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    2.00
 
 


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