Overview of Makua


Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Robert Lower
Date: 03/05/2002


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Robert Lower Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Honolulu Reef:    4.00
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:    3.68
It seems that each time I visit Makua (which has been 3 times in the last month: all night dives), it just gets better and better. This is one of those dives that must be explored like a one would do when moving into a new neighborhood. The first time you come here you will find that the entrance is a very easy, sandy, beach entry. Make sure to enter on the left hand side of the beach so that you can reach the interesting ledges that are about 50-100 yards off shore easily. A surface swim is advised to conserve air. Once reached, you will descend about 35-50ft. and work your way along a ledge abundant in fish and invertebrates. I have seen dolphins in this area, which should be snorkeled if you want to see them, barracuda schools, lots of white goat fish, moorish idol schools, giant parrot fish, large yellow tang schools, and did I mention the famous and highly sought after Hawaiian checker cowries?! Yup, saw two on my last dive there. One more fact worthy of noting; the water temperature here is usually 2-3 degrees warmer than everywhere else on the island, with the exception of electric beach. Enjoy!    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    5.00
Advanced:    5.00
Night diving:    5.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2002
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    4.00

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