Overview of Mile 4.9

Mile 4.9

Mile 4.9
The Big Island
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Joe Foster
Date: 03/31/2008


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Joe Foster Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   North Vancouver Reef:    4.00
State:   BC Animal:    4.00
Country:   Canada Plant:    4.00
Diving:   30 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   300 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    1.00


*Average:    3.36
I almost didn't dive here due to the previous comments. I asked the local dive shop about it, and they said it was much better, and shouldn't be missed. They were right. If it was a damaged reef, it was temporary. The hard part is getting to it. Again, if you don't have a 4x4, don't even attempt it. The road is not good! That being said, if you have a 4x4, you can get to within 30 feet of the water and there is a great entry point that is sheltered somewhat from the surf. At many of these sites, I found it best to get one diver at a time to enter the water and swim out off shore before the next diver goes, and the same coming back in. Another handy item is a dive flag that you can take straight out from the entry point and tie it off on a rock, so you can find the easy exit. We had a great dive, saw a wonderful Conch (It was huge) and one of the largest slipper Lobsters I have ever seen! We had a great dive.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2008
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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