Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
03/30/2007 3.84 Leleiwi Beach Park The Big Island, Hawaiian Islands
I am a student at the U of Hawaii at Hilo I dive a lot out here. The best diving on the Big Island is on the Kona coast, but if you do make it to Hilo and want to dive in Hilo, Leleiwi is the only place to dive. It offers a lot of sea turtles (one dive I did here I counted 10 and on a snorkeling trip I counted 13), and several different kinds of fish. The entry can be a little of pain but it is well worth it (don't be scared once you get in the water; it is freezing until you get out over the reef due to fresh water streams). Once you get over the ledge, head right past two large coral heads and look down. After the third one, you will find a lava arch to swim through, and, if you take a 90 degree right, you will find two more-- a tight squeeze for a big guy like me but they are there. Before you jump in, check the conditions first since it can be kind of nasty...you can always stop by the only dive shop in town to ask about the site. GET WET AND ENJOY!!!!!