Overview of Makena Landing

Makena Landing

Makena Landing
Maui
Hawaiian Islands

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Site Review by
 John Strang
Date: 01/07/2005

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  John Strang Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Valdez Reef:    4.00
State:   Alaska Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   5 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   0 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    5.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.96
We dove this site several times over Christmas in conjunction with 5 Caves/Graves. When the surf stops entries there, Makena will still be doable. We usually surface swim to the houses at the point, then go down near the rock that has a large piece of wire coral sitting over the sand. If you swim on the sand/rock boundary, you usually see it and sometimes we've seen small gobies on the wire coral. This year I found the shark cave, first right after the point, and in pretty shallow water! It is about 10-13 feet at the entrance and we saw 3 good sized white-tipped reef sharks snoozing. On the last dive there on Dec 30th, my brother-in-law spotted a large eagle ray at the edge of the reef, apparently spooking up an octopus as there was an ink smudge in the water. He had a broken (bent) tail and circled us for 5 minutes. Great diving area, especially for cold blooded Alaskan divers!    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2004
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    4.00
 
 


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