Devil's Rock

Oahu, Hawaiian Islands
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intermediate
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21m

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Devil's Rock

Fifteen minutes from Haleiwa Harbor at the east end of Dillingham Airfield is a finger of the Wailalua Wall which stretches seaward. On that plateau, about half a mile offshore, rests a large wash rock. The position for diving in varied topography is marked by Devil's Rock which rises four to five feet above the surface. The inshore rock drops suddenly to a sandy bottom and a depth of 70 feet. There are frequent turtle sightings at this spot. One can find shells (such as tiger cowries) in the few 5 to 10 vertical cracks, although these hide the resident lobsters. The washrock provides an excellent snorkeling spot and is also coated in healthy corals. On the seaward side the drop falls to 90 feet and is a good spot for dolphins in the summer and whales in the spring.
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Tony
Tony
Aug 25, 2009, 12:00 AM
scuba
Tried to make it to Devils Rock from Mokuleia Beach park. It was a rough swim over the shallow rocks. There was a good bit of crawling in order to get to deeper water. Once we finally got out past the shallow we surface kicked a little farther until it looked like a good dive spot. There were some really cool rock formations, swim-throughs, and narrow canyons but not much life.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Bill Stohler
Bill Stohler
Jun 27, 2003, 12:00 AM
scuba
Devil's Rock is so named for a pinnacle that sometimes breaches the surface or lies just beneath, depending on the tide. The topography here is interesting with two adjacent ridges that can be explored in one dive. Advanced diving, so watch your depth and bottom time.
Originally posted on shorediving.com