Puako is my and my husband's favorite place to dive on the island. We dove there many times in the summer of 2008. However, this is our first time diving in November. Things have been pretty rough the past few days with swells and wind. November 8, 2009, we dove Puako in the morning and it was great. We were told that at 6:00 - 7:00 am the water was like glass. We dove around 10:00 am and it was good when we entered. We saw lots of fish life out there. Coming back in, the wind was picking up making the exit a little more tricky. We ended up moving on to south of Kona due to the winds. Puako is my favorite dive but you gotta get out there early.