Overview of Maliko Bay

Maliko Bay

Maliko Bay
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Bill Stohler
Date: 11/06/2007


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Bill Stohler Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Honolulu Reef:    4.00
State:   HI Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    2.00
Diving:   20 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   2480 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.64
After my first review, I've done quite a few other dives here. First off, a couple of things not to do….don't dive here after it's been raining on the North Shore (Maliko stream empties into the gulch, turning the water muddy brown)...and don't dive without a flag (I was nearly run over by an inattentive tourist on a jet ski). The inner bay is sometimes host to some interesting critters...including schools of small, juvenile oval squid...and a couple of juvenile spotted eagle rays. These both hang out near the surface, so be sure to look up when returning to the boat ramp (also looking out for boats). Typically, I dive the right side (closer, great topography and canyons)...but I recently discovered the left side. There are shallow lava tubes....with lots of Spanish Dancer nudibranchs...and an occasional yellow frogfish. The left side requires a bit more of a swim...and would really be an easier boat dive (gasp)...unless you're good for 90+ minutes on a tank.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2007
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    3.00

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