Overview of Papawai Point

Papawai Point

Papawai Point
Maui
Hawaiian Islands

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Site Review by
 Larry Reuter
Date: 02/27/2008

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Larry Reuter Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Lafayette Reef:    4.00
State:   Colorado Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   4 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   25 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    5.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.70
I have snorkeled here. I found out about it when I took a snorkel trip by boat to this point and said to myself, "Hey, I can park at the overlook and hike down here anytime." It is clear and nice. I would not want to get in with scuba stuff on me. You get out by working with the surf. I got some good shin scrapes here and just with snorkel equipment. So, go to the area called Coral Gardens. Heading west from the overlook, go through the tunnel and on the right, mauka, is a parking area for the Lahaina Pali Trail. You suit up there, carefully cross the highway, climb over the guardrail and walk down to the ocean. Find an easy spot and get in. There may be some surf. Then swim southeast back toward the lookout. It's a bit of a swim but I'm assuming that you are fit and quite up to it. I think 10 minutes will do. While under, you can move closer to the lookout. It's really nice. The name of the area speaks for itself. I went back the next year.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2005
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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