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Site Review by
 Bill Stohler
Date: 07/18/2004

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Bill Stohler Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Honolulu Reef:    4.00
State:   HI Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   20 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   2480 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    5.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.92
When the surf is small, this site provides easy access to the Monterey Submarine Canyon. If you drop out by the wash rock, and continue seaward, you will be following the wall down as deep as you want to go! This is a great wall dive, with a huge kelp forest to keep you occupied during the later parts of the dive. Great biodiversity. Just watch the swell on days when it's not flat as there's a dangerous shore break. Typically good vis, but occasionally, there's a plankton bloom (green pea soup).    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    2.00
Beginner:    1.00
Intermediate:    3.00
Advanced:    5.00
Night diving:    2.00
   

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2004
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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