Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
01/08/2007 3.60 Kealakekua Bay (Old Wharf) The Big Island, Hawaiian Islands
We wanted to dive this site, but it is a one mile kick from the pier (or any road) to the reef. The reef is located by the Cook Monument. We took our snorkel gear and rented a kayak. We paddled to the monument but due to new restrictions after the quake, you can not beach your kayak or go on land by the monument. Therefore we snorkeled and towed the kayak behind us. It is a bowl shaped reef that drops down to over 100 feet. The reef is in great shape and there were a ton of reef fish. We were there when a swell hit and the conditions were still good. If it was practical, we would have dived it. If you can, dive here but with the new restrictions the most practical activity is snorkeling. It is a wonderful spot, one of our favorite sites. If you are interested in Cook & Hawaiian history (like I am) plan to make a stop here.
11/28/2005 4.06 Black Rock (Sheraton) Maui, Hawaiian Islands
This is one of my favorite dives. The best way to dive here is by doing a drift dive. Parking is far from the site (Whalers' Village), so preferably bring a friend who can drop you off at the golf course to gear up. Enter at the beach north of Black Rock (between Airport & Black Rock). Drop by the wall that is on the rock. You will see numerous reef fish, turtles, and if lucky a monk seal that hangs out. There is a huge wall that is loaded with life. Drift around the rock and you will surface at the Sheraton. There are showers there. Taking you time, this is about a 45-50 minute dive with a max depth of 35 feet. This is also a great night dive. Many of the local shops send their night dive boats here.
12/11/2002 3.40 Olowalu Maui, Hawaiian Islands
This site is a great spot for divers and snorkelers of all abilities. It is a rather shallow dive with a max depth of 40 feet but the hills and valleys of coral are impressive. You can also see turtles and reef fish. Due to the hills and valleys, good buoyancy control will make the dive more enjoyable.
12/05/2002 3.78 Kapalua Bay Maui, Hawaiian Islands
A good all around spot for both snorkeling and diving. For divers, it is best to kick out about 300 yards and then drop. Go to the right, (opposite of what the photo says) and you will see mountains and valleys of rock and coral. You can also see turtles, eels, and numerous reef fish.