Overview of Miloli'i Bay

Miloli'i Bay

Miloli'i Bay
The Big Island
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Jim Olinger
Date: 03/08/2012


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Jim Olinger Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Durango Reef:    4.00
State:   CO Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   6 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   104 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    3.84
This is a fantastic dive site! My wife and I started diving multiple shore sites in early Oct. of 2011. Our last dive south of Kailua-Kona was this one and after diving it, I sure wished we could have planned differently to spend more time here. When you get into the little village, look for the concrete 'pier' with a crane on it (I assume the crane is used for unloading big fish!). You can park just above the water and there are stairs to carry your gear down to the water. Just one giant-stride and you're in! We followed the cliffs around to the north and then they gradually turn to the west. There is much to see in the way of topography with the cliffs, pinnacles and basalt rock fields. There are areas with abundant soft corals, and lots of typical Hawaiian fish species abound. The visibility was 80-100'. Our deepest point was around 70'. When you get back to the pier, the locals have built a pvc ladder to get out. The best idea is to slip out of your gear while in the water, have your buddy hold it while you climb out and then hoist it out and help them with theirs. There were several local folks swimming and snorkeling next to the pier and we found them to be most helpful and very friendly. In fact, when we first started transferring gear, a young man offered to help us hand it down from the parking area to the pier platform. Before I could even get turned around, he had my wife's BC set up with the tank and regulator. I of course checked everything over and he set it up perfectly! (Thanks Kyle!)These are really good people, so do be respectful of their beautiful village! My only regret is that I didn't allow more time for this site...we'll be back!    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2011
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    4.00

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