Overview of Makua


Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Frank DeCarvalho
Date: 01/23/2002


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Frank DeCarvalho Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Springfield Reef:    3.00
State:   VA Animal:    3.00
Country:   USA Plant:    2.00
Diving:   7 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   540 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    2.91
Makua Beach, also known as Pray for Sex Beach by local divers, is off the beaten path. The drive out to the site is pretty long, but well worth your time. You can either enter by the sandy strip of beach or by performing a giant stride from a triangular shaped outcropping located to the left of the beach. The surrounding reef is punctuated with several large trenches, all leading into deeper water. The area is also marked with many small caves and overhangs, all great hiding spots for eels, turtles, lobsters, crabs, and small reef fishes. During the winter months and when surf conditions permit, you may hear the sound of Humpback Whales communicating in the distance. The sound at times becomes so clear you get the feeling that the whales are right next to you. The best time to dive is during high tide and preferably during the morning hours when wind is usually calmer. Water visibility is normally greater than 75 feet. Leave a shore watch to protect your valuables.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    2.00
Beginner:    3.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    4.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2001
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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