Overview of Mile Marker 4

Mile Marker 4

Mile Marker 4
The Big Island
Hawaiian Islands

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Site Review by
 Ann Geiger
Date: 03/18/2014

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Ann Geiger Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Rockville Reef:    4.00
State:   MD Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    2.00
Diving:   19 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   775 Solitude   1.00
    Roads:    5.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.32
This is a local favorite, because it is an easy dive with a large variety of fish. We saw many different kinds of butterflyfish, as well as tangs, surgeonfish, hawkfish, triggerfish, damselfish. Several moray eels and a crab. Minor coral bleaching but reef looks healthy overall. Saw two other dive buddy pairs. To the left (south) in about 25 feet of water there is a small lava tube that you can easily swim through and then either turn around or pop up in 10ish feet of water. We swam out to the edge of the reef then swam along the sand edge for a ways, turning around at a pinnacle (hit our max depth of 50' there). Swam back in at around 25' (checked out the lava tube). The dive site itself is at mile marker 4 but the entry to the parking area is between 3 1/2 and 4, just past a small sandy beach. Park at the far end of the lot (we were able to get one of the last spots around 10:15 am). Gear up at your car, then walk through the small opening in the wall and down the path to the lava rock beach. Toward the middle of the beach there is a small sandy channel that makes entry and exit easier. Walk out past the surf zone, don your fins, and away you go!    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2014
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    1.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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