Overview of Kealakekua Bay (Old Wharf)

Kealakekua Bay (Old Wharf)

Kealakekua Bay (Old Wharf)
The Big Island
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Chris Walker
Date: 01/08/2007


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Chris Walker Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Pleasanton Reef:    4.00
State:   CA Animal:    4.00
Country:   Alameda Plant:    4.00
Diving:   3 years Facilities:    2.00
 Dives:   35 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    3.60
We wanted to dive this site, but it is a one mile kick from the pier (or any road) to the reef. The reef is located by the Cook Monument. We took our snorkel gear and rented a kayak. We paddled to the monument but due to new restrictions after the quake, you can not beach your kayak or go on land by the monument. Therefore we snorkeled and towed the kayak behind us. It is a bowl shaped reef that drops down to over 100 feet. The reef is in great shape and there were a ton of reef fish. We were there when a swell hit and the conditions were still good. If it was practical, we would have dived it. If you can, dive here but with the new restrictions the most practical activity is snorkeling. It is a wonderful spot, one of our favorite sites. If you are interested in Cook & Hawaiian history (like I am) plan to make a stop here.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    5.00
Beginner:    3.00
Intermediate:    3.00
Advanced:    3.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2006
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    4.00

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