Overview of Jade Cove

Jade Cove

Jade Cove
California Mid
USA West

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Site Review by
 Kendall Roberg
Date: 08/26/2005

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Kendall Roberg Entry:    1.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Kihei Reef:    5.00
State:   HI Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    5.00
Diving:   7 years Facilities:    2.00
 Dives:   500 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    3.00

Evaluation

*Average:    4.16
This is a not a location for everyone. The hike is brutal with gear, but possible if you are in good shape. We carried all our gear and an extra tank each down in one trip. Then, after our first dive, we carried our empty tank back to the cars. Finally, after our second dive we carried all our remaining gear out (it was killer and my body aches as I write this). The diving, however, was awesome! Visibility was 30+ feet. You will see a 'bird rock' out there and that is where the jade wall cave is. It is very fun looking for jade. We each found some small pieces (nickel sized). We dove 51 and 50 minutes down to 28 feet. On the way back in my buddy speared a 32 inch lingcod. There are bathrooms just around the corner of highway 1 (to the north at the campground or picnic area). Bring drinking water down with you. If you are bringing non-diving friends down to this small rock beach, be advised there is no shade from the summer afternoon sun.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    2.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    5.00
Night diving:    3.00
   

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2005
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    2.00
Surf:    2.00
 
 


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