Kahalu'u Beach Park

Kahaluu-Keauhou, Big Island, HI
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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Kahalu'u Beach Park

Kahalu'u Beach Park is a wonderfully popular park for sunbathers, snorkelers, and beginner divers. The fish are plentiful, and the turtles are abundant. Facilities are excellent. Directions: You'll find Kahalu'u Beach Park at mile 4.8 on Ali'I Drive, just South of Kailua.
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Zentacle
Zentacle
Sep 21, 2021, 1:05 AM
scuba
On the morning of this photo shoot in mid September, we were lucky enough to catch a pair of Green Sea Turtles playing 'leap frog' just yards from the park beach. A rule of thumb is never to get closer than 10 yards to a resting sea turtle. Wildlife harassment can have serious consequences for you and the turtles! Entry can be made from the sandy beach to the right Parking is spacious and ample. As always, be sure to not leave valuables visible in your car. Although the bay is mainly for snorkelers, a quick kick out to sea will get the experienced scuba diver out to the lava shelf.
Anonymous
Anonymous
Jan 20, 2011, 12:00 AM
scuba
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Anonymous
Anonymous
Aug 17, 2007, 12:00 AM
scuba
This site has lots of fish, eels, turtles, etc. Everyone swims out to look for turtles, but they are along the rocks, in close. You'll be sick of turtles by the time you're done with this site. This site is almost too shallow to snorkel, let alone dive. Most of it is 3-6 feet deep.
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Brian Xavier
Brian Xavier
Jan 6, 2007, 12:00 AM
scuba
Kahalu Beach Park is a nice place to snorkel, but probably a little too shallow to dive. We went here many times during a recent trip and snorkelers of all ages were here. Snorkeling is great with lots of varieties of fish including Humu humu's and others. Many say this beach has a greater variety of fish than most other beaches on the island. There are lots of people here, so be careful if you want to snorkel or dive.
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Shaun Rost
Shaun Rost
Dec 21, 2005, 12:00 AM
scuba
Nice starter dive for the island, with lots of fish and turtles. You can see most of it by snorkeling, but always a lot of people.
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Anonymous
Anonymous
Jul 19, 2005, 12:00 AM
scuba
I'm not a diver...just went snorkeling here. Someone mentioned in the photos not to leave valuables visible in your car, but don't leave them in the trunk either. We had several items stolen, including our camera with all of our vacation photos on it. This is a fun, albeit crowded place to snorkel, just use caution. After we were robbed we realized there is an obvious ongoing operation in the parking lot. Guys who just hang out in the lot all day.
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Anonymous
Anonymous
Dec 8, 2004, 12:00 AM
scuba
Pretty crowded, but lots of fish and turtles too. Lots of shallow areas, lifegaurds on duty, and a nice big breakwater, all add to the comfort level of begginers.
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Bill Benton
Bill Benton
Jun 27, 2004, 12:00 AM
scuba
Nice shallow dive inside breakwater, deeper outside. Over 100 varieties of fish, and almost always turtles.
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Anonymous
Anonymous
Nov 8, 2002, 12:00 AM
scuba
Ichi ban
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Tucson Gary
Tucson Gary
Nov 17, 2001, 12:00 AM
scuba
A really great place to swim with the exotic yellow tangs[in the thousands] and green sea turtles[if you're lucky, you'll see them feeding towards the eastern edge of the little reef]
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Bob Burnett
Bob Burnett
Oct 8, 2001, 12:00 AM
scuba
Needed a no-deco dive before flying after week of boat diving. Surprisingly good, shallow dive. Never got below 15 feet. After 1 hour, 40 minutes, still had plenty of air. Snorkelers feed fish, so were indifferent to divers. Great opportunity for natural light still and video photography. Some sand gets kicked up and there's a slight surge.
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Mike Gruber
Mike Gruber
Mar 6, 2001, 12:00 AM
scuba
This was my first time snorkeling, and I had a great time, no difficulties except clumsiness in entry. Saw many parrot fish and eels-- even saw a couple of turtles! The water became more clear out toward the breakwater. It was crowded on the weekend, but the weekdays were excellent-- Great place to snorkel!
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