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Site Review by
 Andrey S.
Date: 05/17/2012

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Andrey S. Entry:    1.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Philadelphia Reef:    4.00
State:   PA Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   5 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    4.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.26
Very nice site overall, also known as 'Crescent Beach'. We dove there twice in May 2012. First dive was with Kona Diving Co., diving from their boat and second time from the beach. As some reviews mentioned the site gets lots of traffic which seems to attract Spinner dolphins (flag float is probably a good idea here). We saw a bunch on the first dive at around 60ft and one from the group came down and circled around our group for 5 minutes or so, which is very unusual behavior I was told. We did not see them the second time but we did see an eagle ray, morays and lots of other life down at the site. Keep in mind that getting to the sandy beach entry point from the parking lot is not an easy hike at all (especially carrying all gear on the back), it was one of the hardest sites to get to - 30 meters or so of lava rocks piled together with no easy way across. Probably easier without the gear. Very close to Kona and the marina. Parking isn't a problem and the facilities are nearby.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Spring
Year:    2012
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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