Overview of Waimea Bay (wall)

Waimea Bay (wall)

Waimea Bay (wall)
Hawaiian Islands


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


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

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


*Average:    3.31
Despite the long surface swim from the entry point, this is an excellent site worth exploring. The many raised "islands" along the shore provide an abundance of sea life to view and photograph. Look carefully within the small rock openings for the elusive Hawaiian Humpback Cowry. Once you make your way down the wall, the shore opens up into a small bay surrounded by rock outcroppings and ledges. The area has many caves and small overhangs. I have seen numerous lobsters hiding within the shadows and several large passing pelagic fish on many occasions. On calm days, the swim out is very relaxing and enjoyable. I love the scenery and beauty of the surrounding hills. Wear your booties when walking over the hot sand to and from the entry point. This is also a very good night diving spot. Showers are available to wash your gear, making this a great place to spend the day. Also look at diving along the opposite side of the bay (Northern side near the church). The point is simply spectacular with depths averaging 50 feet or more. You can thank me later.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2000
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    2.00
Surf:    3.00

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