Napili Bay

Hawaiian Islands


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05/14/2012 William Terrill (Avg: 3.48 Review) - Good snorkeling conditions, fair amount of fish and sea life. Snorkeled around point to south and into the next bay. Ran into lots of turtles on surface and sleeping on bay bottom tucked into coral.

07/03/2009 Rick Long (Avg: 3.00 Review) - Fish count on snorkel using the REEF protocol. Forty four fish species during one hour survey, but not in great abundance. Very shallow - about 5 feet deep over the live coral reef just offshore, and about 10 to 20 feet over the patchy coral, and dead coral zones offshore. Rocking boring urchins are carving up the dead coral rock in interesting patterns. We'll continue to by-pass Napili Bay on our way to Kapalua Bay just to the North.

10/11/2008 William Terrill (Avg: 3.73 Review) - 10/11/2008 Snorkeled this in the morning. It's a shallow reef about 150ft out from the beach, with reef depth 5-20 feet. There were lots of various fish present, with more of the colorful angelfish and moorish idols towards the south end. Otherwise, there was lots of animal life.

11/06/2007 Bill Stohler (Avg: 3.27 Review) - I'll have to agree with the first reviewer...this site is very shallow...and in this diver's mind, much better for snorkeling than diving!

10/13/2005 Kendall Roberg (Avg: 4.02 Review) - This is a shallow, extremely long reef. I dove and followed the skinny reef at least 1.5 miles off shore (long swim). Even this far out, the depth was on 23 feet. The coral is healthy here and there are lots of neat fish to see. Saw some large 2 to 3 foot long fish that looked like parrot fish but had whitish gray color? This is a fun site if you don't mind swimming and swimming.

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Special thanks to Bill Stohler!
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Diver Averages for  Napili Bay  (1=worst, 5=best)

Average Site Condition

Ease of Shore Entry:  4.00
Bottom Conditions:  3.80
Reef Conditions:  3.80
Animal Life:  3.60
Plant Life:  2.80
Facilities:  3.20
Solitude 2.80
Roads:  3.40
*Site Average:  3.50

Average Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:  4.80
Beginner Scuba:  3.20
Intermediate Scuba:  3.20
Advanced Scuba:  2.80
Night diving Scuba:  3.00

Number of reviews for this site: 5


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