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Site Review by
 Mike Roberts
Date: 05/19/2001

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

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

Evaluation

*Average:    3.63
Great beginner dive or snorkel! Don't let the "beginner" scare you off if you are more advanced though. Just because it's easy to get in and shallow for a long way out doesn't mean there isn't a lot to see. When you first get to mile post 14 you may be turned off by the bizillion tourists on shore slopping on sunscreen and playing on floaties. Ignore them and dive in. You want to look from shore for a sand channel to follow out into the deeper water. Parking is only a few yards from your entry. Save air and snorkel out a ways before the water clears up and get any depth. You will still not likely break 40-50'. Winter is best - there are fewer South swells. Water can be very clear here but if you see waves breaking at all, the viz will suck. There's lot's of turtles and reef fish. Occasional octopus and white tipped reef shark. There have been tigers seen in the area (way out) and even a couple of attacks on swimmers. I wouldn't call it a dangerous place however.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    5.00
Beginner:    5.00
Intermediate:    3.00
Advanced:    2.00
Night diving:    5.00
   

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2001
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    5.00
 
 


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