Overview of Kahekili Beach (Old Airport)

Kahekili Beach (Old Airport)

Kahekili Beach (Old Airport)
Maui
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Site Review by
 Mike Roberts
Date: 08/19/2001

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Mike Roberts Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Wailuku Reef:    3.00
State:   HI Animal:    3.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   years Facilities:    5.00
 Dives:   Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    5.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.73
Great spot! Can't ask for a more convenient place - drive into a parking lot, walk across some grass, down a pretty sand beach, easy sand entry - 10 yards out and you're on the reef! Facilities are all there - grass, beach, shower, dressing/restrooms, covered picnic area. Diving or snorkeling is good. Lot's of intro and cert dives going on but swim on out further and you'll be alone. Surprising amount of marine life here - seen spotted eagles, barracuda, and got my best pics of a lionfish here! Plenty of morays (many types!) and turtles. Lots of the common tropicals. First reef is at 40' max while the second (a little more barren) can reach 70 feet. There has been an algae problem here for the last few months (it's now 08/01) and it's been kinda yucky. Hard to get the stuff off your gear or take good pics in this otherwise good viz. No doubt the @#*@ golf courses and hotels are getting fertilizer in the ocean and causing the algae to bloom. They gotta be killing a lot of coral too. Sad....Expect a slight current here sometimes. Swim up current first or expect to walk back if you don't pay attention. Perfect for night dives but you need to get permission for locked gate.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2001
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    2.00
Surf:    4.00
 
 


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