Overview of Ko' Olina Resort

Ko' Olina Resort

Ko' Olina Resort
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Frank DeCarvalho
Date: 03/05/2002


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Frank DeCarvalho Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Springfield Reef:    4.00
State:   VA Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   7 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   540 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.31
This site is well worth exploring, mainly for scuba divers. Snorkelers will find the poor visibility close to shore frustrating. Divers must swim out 200 yards before finding clear water worth exploring. Max depth is around 25 feet. One good thing about this site is the health of the reef. There are many reef fish, eels, lobsters, and shells, especially the rare Tiger Cowry. I haven't found any over five inches, but plenty of 4.5s. Please Leave the live ones behind. There is also an airplane engine near the shoreline in about 15 feet of water. Its propellers are bent backward to suggest an impact with the water...1941 perhaps. See if you can find it. I like this site because its a good work out (swimming far offshore) and the sea life is great. I caught a 5 pound spiny here one day in the daytime. Watch out for waves as the rocky shoreline makes it difficult to enter and exit. Best time to dive is during periods of calmness, usually during the winter when swells are predominantly from the north. Check out the many depressions, trenches, and large coral heads, some are five feet tall and 10 feet wide.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    2.00
Beginner:    3.00
Intermediate:    3.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    1.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    1998
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    2.00

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