Overview of Five Caves

Five Caves

Five Caves
Maui
Hawaiian Islands

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Site Review by
 Mike Roberts
Date: 06/02/2001

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Mike Roberts Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Wailuku Reef:    3.00
State:   HI Animal:    3.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   Solitude   1.00
    Roads:    4.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.03
5 Caves, 5 Graves, or Turtle town. Whatever you call it, it's a great site. They are ruining this place with construction and dive/snorkel boats though, so you better hurry. Due to the construction, you now have to park across the street, then follow the path along the rock wall to the entry inlet. Entry is pretty easy if there is no big South Swell. Best in Winter and Spring. Lots of variety is the best thing here. Always see turtles and usually white-tips. Great snorkeling if you have some experience. Not good for night diving unless you are with someone that knows the area well or you are an extremely good navigator. Do it early!! Boats start arriving at 9:30 and this place becomes a zoo! From the entry, follow the wall on your left out to the point (I usually don't drop down until I'm about halfway there). After you get around the point, you can go toward shore or out to sea for a deeper dive. Make some sort of a circle and return to the point to find your way back. Great test for your nav skills! Good site for turtles, sharks, spotted eagles, frogfish, and morays.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2001
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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