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Leleiwi Beach Park

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Site Review by
 Rich Hauben
Date: 12/17/2001

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Rich Hauben Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Corpus Christi Reef:    4.00
State:   TX Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   6 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   40 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    5.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.73
Great shore diving near Hilo. Expect to see over a dozen sea turtles here (I average over 20 sightings each dive). The drop off is close to shore - the reef stretches from about 20' to below 60'. There is a nice sea arch about 50 meters from shore that you can swim through. Lots of smaller fish and good coral. Entry and exit via lava shelf on the water - watch for the tides and sea swells - exiting is a bit tricky, just time it with the incoming sets. Enjoy this dive site year round and say Hi to the turtles.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2001
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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