Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
07/08/2011 2.91 Waimea Bay (wall) Oahu, Hawaiian Islands
If the channel to the Waimea Stream is open, don't even bother with the north side. Visibility will be terrible. When the channel is closed there is nice snorkeling on the north side with lots of fish and other critters to see. We try to arrive by 7:30 a.m. to get a parking space. Gives us time for 2 dives before lunch. The hardest thing about this dive is the long walk across the sinking sand with all your gear. You definitely work up a sweat before you hit the water. It's a long surface swim to go out to the south point before dropping down. There are some interesting rock formations, lots of eels, nudibranch, and an occasional honu.
07/08/2011 2.79 Three Tables Oahu, Hawaiian Islands
Invasive brown algae covers much of the reef but there are plenty of fish to look at, an occasional honu, nudibranch, and lots of eels. Snorkeling is almost better than scuba because the most colorful fish and the highest density of fish are right in the lagoon around the 'three tables'. It's very busy with tourists splashing around, most completely oblivious to the marine life below the water surface.