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Puako Church

Puako Church
The Big Island
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Site Review by
 Clint Crowe
Date: 07/01/2010

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Clint Crowe Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Lakeside Reef:    5.00
State:   CA Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   24 years Facilities:    2.00
 Dives:   126 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    4.00

Evaluation

*Average:    4.06
I dove this site repeatedly in May of 2010, and virtually every other access point along the Puako road, there are many! All my dives were done early in the morning, just after sunrise. As other divers have reported, the water is very shallow close in and the wind can come up quickly, making for a painful exit complete with reef rash. However the conditions were always super under the water with lots of cool structure, swim throughs, caves and tubes. The sea life was also abundant with tons of turtles, too many fish to count including frog fish, garden eels and even a turtle cleaning station. I think it was worth the effort and abrasions. If you are interested in underwater pics or video from this dive site, email me at clint_crowe at hotmail and I'd be happy to share.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Spring
Year:    2010
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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