Overview of Mahukona


The Big Island
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
Date: 09/05/2005


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Anonymous Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Reef:    3.00
State:   Animal:    4.00
Country:   Plant:    2.00
Diving:   7 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   1000 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    3.42
Been diving here several times. Best entry is from the ladder, or simply step off the wall at the NW corner. Vis sucks (for Hawaii; better than any on mainland West coast, though ) until you get out a couple hundred yards. If you follow the anchor chain out, there are the remnants of a sunken freighter of some sort in about 35 fsw. If you don't mind a short swim, follow the shore line south about 1/4 mile and submerge. This area is a protected marine sanctuary, and the sea life is abundant. Visibility is much better also. Current can be a mother out here sometimes, so if you are unfamiliar with this site, I would only dive it when the seas are calm, and always let someone know where you are diving and when to expect you back. Check the tide tables as well, best to dive at slack tide (duh). Some friends of mine tell me there is another wreck in about 70 fsw, but I have not personally tried to locate it. According to them, you simply continue on the same compass heading you were on while following the anchor chain out to the first wreck, and this will get you in the general area. Don't worry, the vis is good at this point, so it shouldn't be a problem.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    5.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    3.00
Night diving:    4.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2005
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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