Overview of Pahoehoe Beach Park

Pahoehoe Beach Park

Pahoehoe Beach Park
The Big Island
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Kendall Roberg
Date: 07/03/2012


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Kendall Roberg Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Kihei Reef:    5.00
State:   HI Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   7 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   500 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    4.13
Wow! This site is amazing. I dove this three times today and each time was impressed. From reading the other reviews it seems some people missed the main reef and stayed too close to shore. Enter on the north side of beach with the main lava shelf on your right. Drop down immediately (into about 5 or six feet of water). While diving keep this main lava shelf on your right and the first (really a lava shelf) reef stays with you to about 25 feet. This reef is filled with large schools of yellow tangs, goatfish, and damsels. Where the lava shelf ends the main reef begins and I followed it out to 85 feet of depth. Fish highlights include black-longnosed butterflyfish and Thompson's butterflyfish. As I climbed out from my second dive two turtles were sunning on the beach. Awesome! Final note, the inshore vis (in water less than 20 feet) was OK, but once it got a little deeper it was consistently 50' to 100' vis.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2012
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    3.00

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