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Halona Blow Hole

Halona Blow Hole
Oahu
Hawaiian Islands

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Site Review by
 Justin Gordon
Date: 03/26/2005

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Justin Gordon Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Honolulu Reef:    4.00
State:   Hawaii Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   1 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   70 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    4.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.28
I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. This is a relatively easy dive site. All you have to do is not go if the surf is high and allow enough air to swim most of the way back to shore underwater. I find it best to surface swim out of the keyhole, then drop down. If you head along the cliffs to the right you'll find everything you would want in a dive. There's a canyon which is straight out from (fishermen's point). The canyon is full of life. I've shot 5+ lb pupio, a 10 lb Kahala, many large Uku, and a 3.5 foot barracuda in the canyon. The fishermen on shore chum that spot, so all manner of fish are attracted there. My dive buddies and I even have seen our friend, the 5 foot white tip from Lanai Lookout, over there hunting. Don't worry, he's friendly and stays out of your way. If you know where to look you can pull some good bugs out of here. This is just an all around a good dive. However, vis is bad after heavy rain or trade swells.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2005
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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