Overview of Makaha Beach Park (Caverns)

Makaha Beach Park (Caverns)

Makaha Beach Park (Caverns)
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
Date: 11/29/2010


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Lucien Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Makakilo Reef:    4.00
State:   HI Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   28 years Facilities:    2.00
 Dives:   Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.83
Great Dive, unfortunately I didn't make it all the way out to the caverns. We got out there about 0830 on Thanksgiving and there was a bunch of folks surfing on the North side over the close reef. We surveyed the area and parked next to a lifeguard stand. Donned our stuff in the parking area and walked to the shore spotted the buoy and swam out to it (around 125-150m). Surf wasn't too bad. We descended and swam W/NW. Saw a turtle at the turtle cleaning station and some real nice structure. While working the structure we saw 2 other submerged buoys at about 50m intervals . When I dive this again I think I will swim to first buoy and continue on the surface past the second buoy and then descend to have more bottom time. I like to swim so it should be fun. Things to remember when diving here: Bring a dive flag: boats, jet skis etc. Gloves: there are lots of urchins. Flashlight-cool stuff to look at. Car-I have a jeep and leave nothing in it since unfortunately the west side of Oahu is a hi-crime area. If you are on the west side of the island and diving early in morning, the sun is behind the mountains so adjust time accordingly. Prob a good idea to check in with lifeguards. I didn't but should have. The facilities are across the street. They suck. So be prepared to change by your car. Showers are along beach to rinse after. Gordon, saw your review contact me if you want to have 2 buddy teams to leave people with car and others to dive on any of the weekend dives. Water temp 79F, Deepest 46 feet, 1 tank.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2010
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    3.00

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