Overview of Makapu'u Beach Park

Makapu'u Beach Park

Makapu'u Beach Park
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Kurt Chambers
Date: 05/10/2004


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Kurt Chambers Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Honolulu Reef:    3.00
State:   HI Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   0 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   0 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.53
I went to Makapu'u the other day because the conditions were favorable for it...almost no trade wind surf and a light south sea breeze (offshore at Makapu'u). I snorkeled along the wall, and was very impressed at the reef structures (some arches/caves along the wall) and marine life. I had a spear gun in hand, and saw LOTS of surgeonfish (of course), unicorn fish, porgies, and triggerfish. Saw quite a few good-sized parrotfish, some very large puffers, tea's (black tail snapper), and one peacock grouper (the one that got away). Plenty of tasty aweoweo (red bigeye) under the ledges. Overall, good and interesting dive, with lots of fish, and GREAT visibility (30+ ft). Only problem is that the place would usually have too much wave action, but not on the day I went.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2004
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    2.00

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