Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
03/23/2005 2.85 Kehena The Big Island, Hawaiian Islands
Dove this site today. Still one of my faves on the east side. The beach is only 50 years or so old so the coral growth is still in it's infancy. Still the dive is delightful. A school of dolphins often visits. Phil Caparus of East Hawaii divers is an excellent guide for diving this side of the island.
09/26/2003 3.64 Isaac Hale Beach Park The Big Island, Hawaiian Islands
Nice easy dive. No facilities available. Be careful on the boat ramp. It's very slippery.
09/23/2003 3.46 Kehena The Big Island, Hawaiian Islands
I love this dive spot although it is not for beginners. I dove Kahena several times over the course of a week, a few times with a guide and a few times solo. The biggest challenge for many will be getting down to the beach. There is a path over lava that leads down to the beach which is very treacherous. The surf entry is not for beginners, but those familiar with surf entries shouldn't have a problem. Conditions vary from day to day. I had to rescue a snorkeler who got caught in the surf zone. To the right is a nice little reef full of fish. I had some wonderful encounters with an octopus here. To the left out towards the point is the drop off. There are reports of a large Tiger who cruises the ledge but I never saw him. On Sunday's this beach is crowded, but each time we dove, regardless of the day, we were the only divers there.