Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
05/12/2001 4.16 Makaha Beach Park (Caverns) Oahu, Hawaiian Islands
One of my favorite sites, but usually by boat. The sand is very soft, and it's a long way to the water, then a long swim to the reef. Once there, it's an outstanding dive. Seldom any current, but usually at least minor surge at all times. Best diving is in the summer/fall. I have over 50 dives at this site.
05/12/2001 3.48 Kahe Point Beach Park Oahu, Hawaiian Islands
A popular site for class dives, the parking lot fills up early on the weekends. There is a bit of a hike to the beach from the gearing up area, and there are some large rocks in the entrance area. Get in at least waist deep before donning fins. Normally there is some surf, so watch where you are going. Good stuff to see for beginning divers, but experienced divers might get a bit bored. Max depth around 25 feet (at high tide), so expect a long dive. WATCH OUT for the water coming out of the pipes. It has a lot of force.
05/12/2001 2.77 Halona Blow Hole Oahu, Hawaiian Islands
I don't dive this site often, as it most likely has moderate to large surf coming in the cove. I only consider it diveable a few times a year, when the trade winds die off or change direction. Once you make the hike to the bottom, it's a decent, if not spectacular dive. Not a lot of corals, as the site is washed with waves a lot. Not for the faint-hearted diver!
05/12/2001 3.35 Shark's Cove Oahu, Hawaiian Islands
To be honest, this is not one of my favorite sites. It's a long way from town, it's a very popular site, so parking is limited, and IMO, there's not a lot of critters, especially compared to Makaha or Kahe. However, there are lots of rock and lava formations with swim-throughs and small caves. It's a protected area, so leave the lobster bag and spear behind.