Overview of Makena Landing

Makena Landing

Makena Landing
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Scott Mac
Date: 01/20/2010


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Scott Mac Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Bellevue Reef:    4.00
State:   WA Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   19 years Facilities:    5.00
 Dives:   1724 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.91
Our group, the Marker Buoy Dive Club (www.markerbuoydiveclub.org ), has been coming to Maui for years and this is a great dive for two reasons; as a first to check out gear and to also see many things. The landing starts out as a sandy beach and we head West along the bottom 20-25fsw. The first cove has no cave but the second has two. As you head West and approach this second cove, curve tightly around the East side to find the easily distinguishable cave. Today we saw a white tip reef shark and a very large green sea turtle there. Continue west a short distance and the second cave is much more difficult to find. While it looks like a 20 fsw vertical wall in the surge, look closer and there is a cave with a large bubble of air inside at the ceiling. On the return we tallied what we saw on the reef; large trumpet fish, turtle, Raccoon butterfly fish, puffers, trigger fish, moorish idols, spotted moray eels, a frog fish and an octopus. After the dive we rinsed our gear in the nice showers and changed in the nice bathrooms.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    5.00
Beginner:    5.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    3.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2010
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    5.00

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