Overview of Five Caves

Five Caves

Five Caves
Maui
Hawaiian Islands

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Site Review by
 Jerry GoDiveMaui.Com
Date: 08/23/2006

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Jerry GoDiveMaui.Com Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Wailuku Reef:    5.00
State:   HI Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   20 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   5000 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    5.00

Evaluation

*Average:    4.09
Five Graves (Five caves is a newer name used by prominent dive shops) This dive site is also an alternative entry to see some of the features we see from Makena landing, such as the lava caves and white tip sharks. The entry is to the north side of a tiny cove at the end of the trail starting at an old Maui grave yard with five grave sites (some are double graves). The cove blocks most trade wind swells. The coral growth follows the contours of lava flows running West and Southwest. You can expect to see turtles, eels, octopus, and a variety reef fish including butterfly fish, puffers, trigger fish, Moorish Idols, (Humuhumunukunukuapua'a) and the occasional frog fish. Facilities (showers and toilets) are over the hill at Makena Landing.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2006
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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