Overview of Black Rock (Sheraton)

Black Rock (Sheraton)

Black Rock (Sheraton)
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
Date: 02/14/2004


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Anonymous Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Reef:    2.00
State:   Animal:    3.00
Country:   Plant:    1.00
Diving:   15 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    2.87
Go in the morning before the crowds arrive. We went 30 to 60 minutes after sunrise, and pretty much had the place to ourselves. Turtles are seen often, which was a highlight. Fish are plentiful, but not teeming. We went once in the afternoon, when it was crowded with people, many of them poor swimmers with only rented masks and snorkels (no fins!). I was a lifeguard for 3 years, and had to tow one woman to shore who was in trouble in 50 feet of water. Two days later, a man drowned (and died) at the very same spot (February, 2004). I've snorkeled the Bahamas and Puerto Rico, and consider them to be much better (far more color and more fish). But try Black Rock and see for yourself. Just not in the afternoon. And wear fins. I also found a light full body wetsuit to be a big help protect from slightly chilly water, and also the sun. But 95% of the other people I saw wore only trunks and meager (rented) gear.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2004
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    3.00

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