Overview of Puako Village End

Puako Village End

Puako Village End
The Big Island
Hawaiian Islands

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Site Review by
 David R.
Date: 07/28/2017

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  David R. Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Portland Reef:    3.00
State:   Oregon Animal:    3.00
Country:   United States Plant:    2.00
Diving:   20 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   125 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    4.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.19
This was an excellent dive site. The sites to the south of Kailua Kona, like 2 Step/Place of Refuge have a lot of traffic. Puako Village end is the same distance but much faster travel and feels more remote. The site itself is beautiful. The is plenty of shade for your car/truck and great spot for birds. The entry was easy. I mostly recommend setting up your scuba gear and floating it out a little to chest deep water and then putting your fins and BCD on. It makes everything much easier. You have to swim out a good 100 to 150 meters before you hit the wall and first real depth. We did one dive an probably didn't get below 35 ft. But there were some great inlets in the lava for some interesting diving and decent marine life. It is better to get there earlier in the morning because the wind picks up quite a bit late morning. I heard that summer is best time there for calm water. Thoroughly enjoyed the site and it is the kind of place where you want to picnic and hang out and do a solid 2 dives.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2017
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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