Overview of Haloa Point

Haloa Point

Hawaiian Islands


Haloa Point is an excellent dive site for all levels. There are no facilities here, so bring water.

Directions: At the South End of Highway 31, bear right onto Wailea Iki. Continue to the T, turn left on Wailea Alanui. After 1 mile, turn right onto Kuakahi. Drive down to the T and turn left. Continue for about .4 mile. Park on either side of the road. You've gone too far if you've come back to Wailea Alanui.


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03/22/2008 Anonymous (Avg: 3.29 Review) - The diving location at the beach is to the far Left. Fairly easy entry and exit, due to small waves and nice sandy beach. On the dive there were many different coral and rock formations that extended out from the beach/point. Didn't see too many fish as at some other locations, but did see quite a few green sea turtles. Max depth is 35ft. With an average of 22ft. There are no amenities such as a shower or bath room at the beach, so be prepared to rinse your gear off at another location. Overall, I would rate this a 6/10.

10/07/2006 Dan and Kelley Holtman (Avg: 3.21 Review) - Sept.24,2006. 31FSW/81*/30'vis. A beautiful, sandy beach entry with reef to your left. Surface swam to the 2nd point of lava across a sandy bottom where we saw 2 Blackside Razorfish. Took a heading of 180* to follow the reef and anchored a dive flag in 18'FSW. There's a lot of broken coral here, but also goodies hidden in the rubble like Snowflake and Zebra Moray Eel and Cowrie shells. There are many Honu (Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle) getting cleaned by Lavender Tang and Milletseed Butterfly, and Juvenile Dragon (Rockmover) Wrasse drifting with the surge near the shore. No facilities.

10/11/2005 Kendall Roberg (Avg: 4.19 Review) - This is a nice site with a huge reef. Popular site for boats to visit as a second dive. It is fun to swim off shore and reach the spots the boats are at, bur just be careful where you surface. Visibility was good. The reef was fun to explore and easy to get lost in.

06/05/2005 Al Mialkovsky (Avg: 4.04 Review) - There is a south swell hitting right now so the vis was horrible today. But that isn't always the case. What was fantastic today was a large pod of spinner dolphins came up to us and spent the entire dive messing with us. In 40 years of diving I have never had dolphins spend more than a minute or so with us; but 60 minutes? Amazing. Parents with young ones would come up to within 10 feet of us. A dive I'll never forget, even though the vis sucked. One of the best ever.

03/30/2002 Bill Stohler (Avg: 3.12 Review) - Haloa Point is on the South side of Palauea Beach. The county of Maui has purchased 2 lots here, to ensure public access, but houses are planned on the rest. Entering at the south side of the beach, swim out on the surface past the lava rocks sticking up out of the water. Nearby, there is a shallow cave that often has green sea turtles and reef white tip sharks inside. Farther out, there is a small arch with a buoy. To the south, the reef is extensive, and is filled with lots of interesting critters. There are often manta rays cruising by in the daytime.


Site Photos

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Parking at Haloa Point 

Parking is just a few yards to the Palauea Beach.


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Entry at Haloa Point 

The entry is easy. Pick a point this side of the lava, and wade in.




Aerial at Haloa Point 
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You can tell there is quite a lot to explore, so take your time, and watch the current.

Last Verification: September, 2000  


Diver Averages for  Haloa Point  (1=worst, 5=best)

Average Site Condition

Ease of Shore Entry:  4.00
Bottom Conditions:  3.60
Reef Conditions:  3.60
Animal Life:  3.80
Plant Life:  3.20
Facilities:  1.80
Solitude 4.40
Roads:  3.80
*Site Average:  3.57

Average Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:  3.40
Beginner Scuba:  4.00
Intermediate Scuba:  4.40
Advanced Scuba:  3.40
Night diving Scuba:  3.60

Number of reviews for this site: 5


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