Overview of Halona Blow Hole

Halona Blow Hole

Halona Blow Hole
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Bill Stohler
Date: 07/28/2002


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Bill Stohler Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Honolulul Reef:    3.00
State:   Hawaii Animal:    4.00
Country:   United States Plant:    2.00
Diving:   24 years Facilities:    2.00
 Dives:   2756 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    2.94
This is one of my favorite winter sites on Oahu, but if the surf's at all up at the adjacent Sandy Beach, don't even waste your time driving there. We call the beach 'Here to Eternity', for the movie filmed partially there. There's a really nice wall (and ridge) to the right, with some fairly extensive reef following the coastline towards Hanauma Bay. To the left is shallower, and not recommended if there's any surf at all. If exploring left, use extreme caution if there are ANY waves, and DO NOT enter the cave beneath the blowhole. Many have died topside at the blowhole. On even a mild day, the cave is surgey, with strong pressure changes that you can feel throughout your body (and of course, ears). Strong current offshore has swept at least two people out to sea! Not for beginners.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    4.00
Beginner:    1.00
Intermediate:    2.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    4.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2000
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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