Overview of Ulua Beach

Ulua Beach

Ulua Beach
Maui
Hawaiian Islands

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Site Review by
 Chris in Woodstock
Date: 12/25/2006

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Chris in Woodstock Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Woodstock Reef:    4.00
State:   GA Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   1 years Facilities:    5.00
 Dives:   50 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    5.00

Evaluation

*Average:    4.05
I dove two tanks at this beach. Unfortunately, the surf was up a little due to some southerly winds so visibility was less than average (which is still way better than the quarries and lakes where I'm used to diving). There was a little surge but nothing unmanageable. Even with the less-than-optimal weather, I still really enjoyed diving this site. Even though we had to enter through some surf, entry/exit was relatively easy on the beach. There are two reefs off of this beach, an inner and outer reef, separated by about 100-200ft. Of sandy bottom. Visibility was limited at the first reef so my buddy and I continued to the second reef where we saw a variety of fish and eels. We even saw a difficult-to-spot leaf fish swaying in the surge. Midway through our dive we saw three HUGE green sea turtles, two of which were mating! There were also fish cleaning their shells. As we headed back to the beach, the water was somewhat silty. Just as we were passing the inner reef, I saw the silhouette of a 6-8 ft Manta Ray glide past us about 25 feet away. Though the conditions weren't great the day I dove, I could definitely be convinced to come back to this site for further exploration.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    5.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    4.00
   

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2006
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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