Lahaina Pier (Mala Ramp)

Lahaina Pier (Mala Ramp)
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Kendall Roberg
Date: 02/19/2008


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Kendall Roberg Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Kihei Reef:    5.00
State:   HI Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   7 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   500 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.76
I was very impressed with Mala. This is a great change of pace site on the island and the twisted wreak of the collapsed pier is very fun to dive on. This site maxes out at around 27-28 feet, but should not be skipped. The reef growing on the pier pieces is very nice. We saw white tip reef sharks and even 2 sponge crabs. I found a snorkel and several fishing weights, too, which is always fun. I have been advised to not walk down the ramp, so climbing out on the break a little and then under the pier (watch for falling pier pieces) may be the way to get in these days. But several divers enter from the beach as well (watch for shallow reef). Have fun, great site, but a little tricky entry.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    2.00
Intermediate:    5.00
Advanced:    5.00
Night diving:    4.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2008
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    2.00

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