Overview of Black Sand Beach

Black Sand Beach

Black Sand Beach
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Dan and Kelley Holtman
Date: 10/18/2004


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

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


*Average:    3.07
Oct.13,2004 28'/81*F/30-40'vis. Watched 2 divers exit from a very small slot between rocks (across from tree at parking area.) Entry can be tricky and don't suggest it for beginners. We surface swam (over gorgeous coral) left toward point for 1/4 mile where we anchored dive flag in 25' FSW. We followed the coast (into a mild current) around quite a ways where it was mostly rocks, broken lava tubes and not much coral. We saw many whitemouth morays and a zebra moray. We turned around and cruised back with the current. We had enough air to explore the coral back to the beach and it was really fantastic. Near the beach we saw several Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles and another Zebra Moray. We aligned ourselves with the tree (and the car) and found the exit point. BTW, we tried to dive this spot again the next day but the waves were too big. A nice place for snorkelers and divers. Road a little rough but no 4x4 needed. No facilities but there are porta potties at the next beach.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2004
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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