Overview of Five Caves

Five Caves

Five Caves
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Bill Stohler
Date: 10/06/2001


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Bill Stohler Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Honolulu Reef:    3.00
State:   HI Animal:    3.00
Country:   USA Plant:    2.00
Diving:   20 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   2480 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    2.86
Probably the most dove site by tourists from both boats and shore (after Molokini Crater). There are two entries (Makena Landing at the south side and 5 Graves at the north side). The site lies in between the two, and I usually start at the graves and end up at the landing (walking back). There are more than 7 shallow caves that are home to green sea turtles, white tip reef sharks, and hairy Hawaiian lobsters. Use caution if you enter the caves. Occasional spotted eagle rays and manta rays cruise over the bouldery bottom in 40 to 50 feet near the outer boat moorings. Visibility varies radically depending on conditions, so if the surf it big, don't even try to dive here. The DLNR often warns or cites divers here who dive without a flag.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

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

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