Fire House

Fire House
Oahu
Hawaiian Islands

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Site Review by
 Steve Porter
Date: 01/13/2008

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Steve Porter Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Pearl City Reef:    3.00
State:   Hawaii Animal:    4.00
Country:   Usa-hooya Plant:    4.00
Diving:   24 years Facilities:    2.00
 Dives:   2000 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    5.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.95
This is by far my favorite shore dive on Oahu!!!! My wife loves it, we love it, when people visit, we make them LOVE IT. It has everything. Caves big and small, fish schools, one'sy two'sy, Tako (octopus), HUGE turtles like gamera. Very easy navigation, and variety of structure! When you swim out look to your right (if your back finning, left). When your about parallel with the church, this is the point to drop down. Look around and you should see a notch in the rocks. It looks tight but it opens up to a huge series of caves and swim throughs. We spent over an hour here on one night dive (because at night everything is different). Massive amount of cowries were stuck to the overhead here. Once you pop out the swim through, go straight keeping the wall to your left. There will be another small tighter cave slightly to your left. I hear there's lobster in there (wink-wink). About another 75 yds down is the sky light. Puffers hangout here in some of the crevices. You can either swim up through the light, or go farther down the wall. If you choose to continue down, you'll be rewarded by schools of big game fish! If you go through the sky light, you'll find a great valley to swim throughs. It brings you toward 3 tables. Once you round the valley, make for a heading of 055 and this will get you right back to the lagoon you entered from. If you choose to enter by going down the rocks, because it's shorter, be careful because you'll drop into a 3 ft deep hole that you have to pull yourself out of, and same when you return. If you go back by the lagoon you can also work this wall. At the end of the reef, way to the right, it drops to a great overhang with critters hiding everywhere. Great diving -- See ya out there!    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2001
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    5.00
 
 


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