Overview of Lana'i Lookout (Scenic Lookout)

Lana'i Lookout (Scenic Lookout)

Lana'i Lookout (Scenic Lookout)
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Robert Lower
Date: 01/17/2002


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Robert Lower Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Honolulu Reef:    5.00
State:   HI Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    1.00
Diving:   2 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   377 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    3.75
O.k. thrill seekers... If you come to Hawaii, or even live here, and want to get one of the best drifts of your life (providing you haven't been to Micronesia yet) then do Lanai Lookout during the winter months when the trade winds have died down on the East side and the whales are breeding. Don all gear in the parking lot, then walk across the highway to a small cut in the mountain that reveals a small man made tunnel which stretches about 75 yards underneath the highway to the ledge that you must drop off of. Avoid any unnecessary time on the surface and drift going towards Hanauma Bay/ Diamond Head. Remember, the farther from the wall you go, the stronger the current (which is usually going in the opposite direction) Average depth is 35-55ft, but can get as low as 130ft. Located in the middle of a humpback whale sanctuary, singing can be heard throughout dives from January to March. Night diving here is incredible, and the caverns/caves/overhangs plus drift action make this dive unforgettable. Exit from a small cove located along the wall (about 40 min. leisurely drifted). If you miss the exit, the next exit is Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, so be alert! If you have any questions about this dive, feel free to ask, it's worth it!    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    1.00
Beginner:    2.00
Intermediate:    5.00
Advanced:    5.00
Night diving:    5.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2002
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    2.00
Surf:    3.00

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