This is our first shore dive here in Hilo. Not ever diving a reef from shore was a little challenging with the surf and coral, but totally worth the view once out past the break/surge. My husband and I found the surges to be a little difficult at time especially when returning. I think with a little more familiarity of the site, navigation would be a breeze. The sea-life was great. Lots of turtles, some very large. Many tangs, wrasse and butterfly fish. We will dive here again before our vacation is done.