Overview of Mokule'ia


Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Mike Roberts
Date: 09/05/2001


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Mike Roberts Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Wailuku Reef:    4.00
State:   HI Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    3.70
Also known as Slaughterhouse to surfers, this is a nice dive in the Summer when there's no good surf. This is a long walk down (and back up later!) a long flight of cement stairs so bring an energy bar or 2. You'll want to arrive early so you can park next to the stairs or your walk will be even further. Best diving is to the left (South side) of the bay. Inside the bay is Marine Reserve and not too good for diving but outside is great! The bottom is made up of long gullies of lava flow running from shore out to sea. It's fun to explore them with all their little holes and caves. I have seen a higher concentration of turtles here than any place on Maui. You will also encounter lot's of eels, lobsters, and large cowerie shells. If you must take lobster, please be sure they are in season, have no eggs, and you find another way to exit with them without going back thru the reserve area or you may get busted! Other than the walking and swimming distance, this is an easy sandy entrance with a pretty little beach for anyone not diving with you. For snorkeling, I would suggest going around the point to the right (North) where you will be in Honolua Reserve (also listed on this site). Lot's people are on this beach and in the surf but you will probably be diving alone.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2001
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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