Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
09/03/2015 3.55 Kealakekua Bay (Old Wharf) The Big Island, Hawaiian Islands
Dive this site frequently. Last time January 2015 from Manini Beach side. Surfers out & heavy waves so vis not good that day. Have even put in at Napoopoo (You should smile & wave as you walk in past the kayak rental house) dive bearing right all the time then exit at the Manini slot beach. (Scout your exit first!) For snorkeling the wharf entry is best but politics have blocked the public. The huge parking lot is empty except for fortunate few with key to gate. Parking on road is limited. You must have both wheels off pavement so only about 1-2 spaces & the local on the corner comes out and harasses you every time. He even moves around rocks & coils of wire, digs holes and generally is a dog with a bone trying to keep you from enjoying his private ocean.
10/04/2012 3.47 Puako Village End The Big Island, Hawaiian Islands
Was initially leery of this site due to many snorkelers & apparent distance to the reef. But surf was up at Puako church & needed an easy entry for beginning dive buddy sister. However, entering the little sneak route marked by piles of lava with a white coral on top was incredible. Eagle rays and turtles in the shallows...a great drop through a lava tube from 4 feet to 20 feet leading out the canyon was so cool! (It's to the right so you may need to ask someone to find it.)
10/04/2012 3.40 Mahukona The Big Island, Hawaiian Islands
Perfect site for beginning scuba & those who want a break from fighting wave action & rock battering. You can gear up right at the tailgate & hop or climb one or two steps into the water. We saw the train car, the anchor & several large chains to follow, got inked by an octo, lots of reef fish. Only caution is to stay out far enough from the shallows on the left to avoid surge.