Overview of Place of Refuge

Place of Refuge

Place of Refuge
The Big Island
Hawaiian Islands

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Site Review by
 Bill Stohler
Date: 09/07/2002

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Bill Stohler Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Honolulu Reef:    4.00
State:   HI Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    2.00
Diving:   20 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   2480 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    3.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.44
This is a great site that I dive just about every time I go to the Big Island. It's perhaps a little too popular. Straight off the entry, the reef continues to 70+ feet; to the right, it extends to nearly 100 feet. There are lots of green sea turtles, occasional spinner dolphins, spotted eagle rays, the black phase of the long nose butterfly fish, pyramid butterfly fish, a really large fine scale triggerfish, moray eels (lot of varieties), and of course, an amazing reef. Boats do race by overhead on their way to the adjacent boat ramp, so watch surfacing anywhere but right at the rocks. Very worthwhile, but overall, I prefer Puako.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2002
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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