Overview of Mile 4.9

Mile 4.9

Mile 4.9
The Big Island
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Chad of Tampa
Date: 09/30/2005


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Chad of Tampa Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Tampa Reef:    4.00
State:   FL Animal:    2.00
Country:   USA Plant:    2.00
Diving:   3 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   29 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    2.00


*Average:    2.65
This is called "crystal cove" by the local dive charter operators. We had a jeep and drove down as far as possible and still had a small hike along a steep gravel slope. We carried our gear over the lava formations and made it to the waters edge, filled our bc's with air and threw them in the water. We checked out both locations shown on the map and found this dive to be a little boring. The coral there was very pristine, but no kewl formations. There is a buoy tied up here which is tied to an engine block. I found out later that this spot is used as a location for check out dives due to the sandy bottom. BOTTOM LINE: A lot of work for little return.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    2.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    3.00
Advanced:    2.00
Night diving:    2.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2005
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    3.00

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