Overview of Hale'iwa Beach Park

Hale'iwa Beach Park

Hale'iwa Beach Park
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Site Review by
 Seth Bareiss
Date: 08/08/2004

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Seth Bareiss Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Phuket Reef:    5.00
State:   Phuket Animal:    5.00
Country:   Thailand Plant:    5.00
Diving:   18 years Facilities:    5.00
 Dives:   2000 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    5.00

Evaluation

*Average:    4.45
More: often divable, even in Winter when the rest of the North Shore is undivable. Exceptional showers and bathrooms and nearby phones. There's always adequate parking. The walk out to the drop-off through yard-deep shallows is LONG, often frustrating...perhaps 100 yards/meters. Try to stay underwater as long as possible when returning, to enjoy the shallows & avoid walking. // Out of 90-or-so dives here, I've twice been stopped by a lifeguard on a jet ski, telling me this area is frequented by tiger sharks. Not sure if he's telling the truth... perhaps he's just hoping to protect the turtles from divers. Turtles are THE reason to dive this spot, nicknamed "Turtle Heaven". Even on a day when viz was 6'/2m, and 5 divers held hands, we still saw 20 or so turtles by peeking into crevices. Nice cleaning stations abound near the drop-off. Bring an U/W camera if at all possible. Expect silt at the bottom of the drop-off.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    1994
Visibility:    2.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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