Overview of Place of Refuge

Place of Refuge

Place of Refuge
The Big Island
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Lisa Davis
Date: 01/09/2016


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Lisa Davis Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Lake Elsinore Reef:    5.00
State:   CA Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   3 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   130 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    4.45
We were looking for an easy location as our first Hawaii dive to ensure proper weighting- we really enjoyed this location! It has portable bathroom facilities, free and paid ($5 at the church for VERY close parking) parking. Did 3 dives here over the course of our trip. The first was a two step off the rock to 80' at the North (right) part of the cove; coral and fish galore. The next two we entered further to the South (left) on the rock in about 20-40' of water and saw turtles, trumpet fish and puffers. Visibility in January was easily 100' with no surge and no waves. We were told that a dive float was required so we towed one. There is a small boat ramp so be advised that there are occasionally boats. Locals and tourists hanging out on the rocks. There were also a lot of snorkelers near the entry/exit but moved out of the way as we were exiting. On exit, there is one part of the rock that is a bit of a shelf so step on up!    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2016
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    5.00

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