Overview of Isaac Hale Beach Park

Isaac Hale Beach Park

The Big Island
Hawaiian Islands


Isaac Hale is boating, camping, sunning and diving all-in-one! You will find view of a rugged underwater environment here that you will never find on the West side of the Island.

Directions: Starting from Hilo Bay, head South on Highway 11 (Kanoelehua Ave) for 7.4 miles to Kea'au. Head South on Highway 130 for 7.5 miles. Make a left on Pahoa Pohoiki Road (132) and travel for 7.3 miles. You will enter the park at the end of the road.

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02/25/2011 Anonymous (Avg: 3.81 Review) - Dove here today, 02/25/2011. This place is actually called Pohoiki. Isaac Hale park is next door. It is mostly a surfing spot. The pictures representing this spot are out-dated. The boat ramp has been totally revamped. This is a VERY popular local hang out. Please be respectful and don't trash the place. As far as the dive, well, today the surge was pretty strong. What you want to do is go out around the jetty and take about a 120 degree heading past the surf (about 100 yards), surface swim then go down. Continue until you reach edge of the wall, then go down. Watch the surge and have fun.

11/29/2004 Anonymous (Avg: 3.40 Review) - Haven't been scuba diving here, only free diving. Many reef fish, many sea turtles, spinner dolphins frequent beyond reef, have seen Galapagos sharks. High surf, current can get pretty strong, sometimes really bad visibility. Puna has the most beautiful coastline on the Big Island. Caution: not a safe area at night.

09/26/2003 Bob Sommer (Avg: 3.64 Review) - Nice easy dive. No facilities available. Be careful on the boat ramp. It's very slippery.

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GPS: TB1801


Entrance at Isaac Hale Beach Park 

Heed the warning signs about high surf.


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GPS: TB1802


Parking at Isaac Hale Beach Park 

There is lots of parking for the few who visit this area.




Overview at Isaac Hale Beach Park 

This is a shot from across the bay from the Beach Park. The entry is the protected cove just to the left of the point. You can see it gets a little rough just outside the breakwater.


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Entry at Isaac Hale Beach Park 

The boat ramp to the left offers a very easy entry. Only attempt this dive after talking to a dive shop about the local conditions. It is best to dive with a guide if you have never dived here before.

Last Verification: July, 2001  


Diver Averages for  Isaac Hale Beach Park  (1=worst, 5=best)

Average Site Condition

Ease of Shore Entry:  4.67
Bottom Conditions:  4.00
Reef Conditions:  3.67
Animal Life:  4.00
Plant Life:  2.67
Facilities:  2.00
Solitude 3.33
Roads:  3.67
*Site Average:  3.62

Average Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:  2.67
Beginner Scuba:  2.67
Intermediate Scuba:  3.00
Advanced Scuba:  3.33
Night diving Scuba:  3.00

Number of reviews for this site: 3


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