Overview of Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bay
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
Date: 06/03/2006


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Lynlee Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Cleveland Reef:    3.00
State:   OH Animal:    3.00
Country:   US Plant:    3.00
Diving:   25 years Facilities:    5.00
 Dives:   3 Solitude   1.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    3.27
Since I am returning to Hawaii in 2007, I thought I would check in on this site. I have to say I am tempted to return to Hanauma Bay as it was lovely above and below the water when I was there in 2004, but the devastation happening to reef is heart breaking. Despite an educational film in several languages that was required watching, literally dozens of people were standing and walking on the reefs, and laughing loudly about it. I am always the first person to rag on American tourists, but I have to say it was the international tourists that were the worst. It also got really crowded and slicked with suntan lotion. I wonder if it is best to get there first thing in the AM. I cannot imagine how this must have been before it was damaged and abused. There should be heavy fines for stepping and walking on the coral - they would make a fortune. I guess you should go because one day this will be completely destroyed if there are not measures taken to stop the abusive visitors.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2004
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    4.00

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