Overview of Waimea Bay (wall)

Waimea Bay (wall)

Waimea Bay (wall)
Oahu
Hawaiian Islands

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Site Review by
 Jason Richards
Date: 09/28/2018

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Jason Richards Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    2.00
City:   Kapolei Reef:    3.00
State:   HI Animal:    2.00
Country:   United States Plant:    1.00
Diving:   20 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   5000 Solitude   1.00
    Roads:    4.00

Evaluation

*Average:    2.14
I actually scootered over from firehouse, but the Bay has some interesting basalt formations (not reefs) on either side of the bay. The rocks basalt is stacked up and makes mini towers, and deeper channels which make for some interesting things to look at. There is a significant amount of fresh water intrusion from the hills above the bay (even if the river is not out flowing) which can make the water greener and hazy with halocline, particularly after a heavy rain the day previous. Compared to sharks cove, there is much less large animal life (turtles and sharks) than other sites as there are no limestone caverns here for them to hide in, unlike sharks cove and west shore sites. For the best diving, follow the shore lines either north beyond the point or south past the jumping rock. Most of the taller pinnacles are between 10 and 20 feet of depth on either side.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    4.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    2.00
Advanced:    1.00
Night diving:    3.00
   

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2018
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    5.00
 
 


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