Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
01/18/2003 3.82 Place of Refuge The Big Island, Hawaiian Islands
What can you say that hasn't been said already? This is a great site all around. It doesn't matter if your new or very experienced, this dive site has the best variety around. You can go deep and visit Bi-Colored Antias or stay shallow and look for the elusive Steindachners Moray. It doesn't matter. Your gonna love this site. Entry is easy, but painful if you time it wrong, so take your time and count your sets. Avoid using other entries other than 2-step. Green Sea Turtles feed on the algae covered rocks nearby. If you use these areas you may be destroying a food source for them. Keep an eye out for Dolphins. They may want to check you out.
04/17/2002 3.78 Mile Marker 4 The Big Island, Hawaiian Islands
This is a great stand-by site. Be careful of the entry and exit. Take your time. Very nice cave to the left and some surprising activity straight out from shore on small coral beds at 40'. I've found some interesting things out there. Haven't dove here at night yet, but I've heard it's good. With a chance of coming face to face with the caves evening resident.
04/17/2002 4.02 Puako Church The Big Island, Hawaiian Islands
Have done this site twice and enjoy it. Very shallow entry takes patience. Scenery isn't the same as Puako-Village End, but it still has vast coral beds with lots of life.
04/17/2002 4.56 Puako Village End The Big Island, Hawaiian Islands
I love this site. I wear my gear down into the small cove, put on my fins and fall in. Kick out and to the right, drop down and enter the lava tube to the right. Way in the back you can find sleeping turtles and maybe a large puffer fish. Look carefully on the cave floor for brittle stars between the rocks. Just outside the cave in the debris field, I've seen gold-laced nudibranchs, banded shrimp and a devil scorpion fish. All within a 20' radius. Also lots of interesting shells both occupied and unoccupied. You can easily do 2 dives here and not get bored.
08/23/2001 3.65 Ke'ei The Big Island, Hawaiian Islands
I just got certified a few months ago, and have done a few other shore dives since, and I love this site. Easy entry and exit. Lots of animals and great bottom conditions. We've dived this location twice now and plan on going back for more.