I dove solo here several time in August of 2004. A great place to dive if you are alone because you don't have to go very deep to have a lot of fun. When I dive alone, I don't enjoy going much deeper that about 30' and was delighted to find wonderful reefs and a fair amount of colorful life. The lava flows create a dramatic and beautiful place to explore. Each time I went there the beach was packed, but I was the only diver in the area. It is a very popular snorkeling area (for good reason) but divers can pretty much have it to themselves.