Overview of Makapu'u Beach Park

Makapu'u Beach Park

Makapu'u Beach Park
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Michael Quinn
Date: 04/16/2002


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Michael Quinn Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Wahiawa Reef:    3.00
State:   HI Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    2.00
Diving:   7 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   135 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.74
I did this dive in November when there was only 1-2 ft. waves. There is a restroom/shower facility there at the beach park, right next to the parking lot. The toughest part of the dive is getting from the parking lot over to the beach. It is not far, but very exhausting wearing cumbersome scuba gear. Easy shore entrance and exit. All of the sights here are along the Makapu'u cliff wall over to the right, but be cautious for rogue fishing hooks. Many fisherman sit on a ledge of the cliff and cast their lines off sporadically. I only got about 3/4 of the way out to the point, and the depth was no more than 40 ft. Lots of triggerfish, some milkfish, smaller parrotfish, and the ubiquitous wrasses were plentiful. I did not night dive here but the site didn't give me that option. I've heard that Rabbit Island (which is in Makapu'u Bay) is supposed to be pretty scenic on the Kai side, but must be reached by boat or kayak. If anyone has done it let me know. And remember, only drink Heineken AFTER you dive.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    5.00
Beginner:    5.00
Intermediate:    5.00
Advanced:    3.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2001
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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