Overview of Five Caves

Five Caves

Five Caves
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Brian Wiederspan
Date: 03/25/2002


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Brian Wiederspan Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Seattle Reef:    3.00
State:   WA Animal:    4.00
Country:   Plant:    2.00
Diving:   0 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   300 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    2.86
Great site for beginner, intermediate, and advanced divers, depending on what you choose to do. The toughest part of the dive is the entry at 5 Graves. It's a rocky entry which will present a challenge if there is surf. If surf is bad, I would enter at Makena Landing just up the road, much easier. If your air consumption is good try starting at 5 Graves and exit at Makena Landing. Allow yourself at least 45 minutes, it took us 75 minutes, but we were moving very leisurely. We saw 5 turtles, 3 white-tip sharks (including an 8-10' pregnant female), and a turtle cleaning station. Lot's of caves and swim-throughs, you could do this dive 10 times and not see it all. The locals dive shops have maps of the site. Go early in the morning though, this place gets PACKED after 9 or 10am. Vis is great until the crowds come. Many boats do their last dive here after Molikini, but it's an easy shore dive, just take your time entering.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2002
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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