Overview of Kapalua Bay

Kapalua Bay

Kapalua Bay
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
Date: 08/18/2009


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  DB Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   La Grange Reef:    5.00
State:   CA Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    5.00
Diving:   2 years Facilities:    5.00
 Dives:   30 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    4.60
The wife and I spent two weeks in Maui this July. We rented shore diving gear from Pacific Dive Company in Lahaina. The rentals were inexpensive and the shop hooked us up with some local shore dive info. Since Kapalua Bay had been rated 1 of the top 10 beaches overall by Sunset magazine, we knew we had to dive it. Parking was great if you get there early enough, showers and a bathroom within a few feet of it. The beach is just a short walk down a paved path, a small hike. Once at the beach, we entered on the left for our first dive and the right for our second. The right side put us on the best area to dive. Average depth was 20-35', vis- 25-50', temp- 73-74. We surface swam about 200 feet before descending. Lots of snorkelers overhead, turtles, coral and Hawaiian fish were everywhere. We came back and dove this site two more times. Beach gets a little crowded in the afternoon, so it is best to get there before 9am.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2009
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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