Overview of Puako Village End

Puako Village End

Puako Village End
The Big Island
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Site Review by
 Kendall Roberg
Date: 07/08/2012

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Kendall Roberg Entry:    5.00
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:    2.00
 Dives:   500 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    3.00

Evaluation

*Average:    4.16
Reading the other reviews it seems clear everyone has a different experience here. This is accurate because the site has so much diversity, it fits every diver. I love the deep and heading to the right of the entry point leads to a sloping reef that bottoms out with sand and tons of garden eels. If you follow the sand you can get at least 130' deep (which is where I have been turning around) at 120' there are rocks packed with anthias. I saw a rare bandits angelfish, flame angelfish, and the wonderful black morph of the long-nosed butterflyfish. A large great barracuda stared me down on a few of the dives I did here. This is a world class site as far as I am concerned and an easy dive for all levels. Please be careful in the shallows to not drag your equipment across the corals. Straight out from the entry one the lava tubes has holes that divers like to enter through, often kicking and damaging the coral surrounding the holes. Have fun out there. This might be the best shore dive on the island.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2012
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    5.00
 
 


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