Overview of Hale'iwa Ali'i Beach

Hale'iwa Ali'i Beach

Hale'iwa Ali'i Beach
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
Date: 07/18/2008


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  ScubaFella43 Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Waianae Reef:    4.00
State:   HI Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    5.00
Diving:   20 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   250 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.99
Sorry to hear folks had a bad time here. I still love this site, but must caution the best time to dive here is slack tide if you can manage it. Instead of entering straight off the beach, walk past the life guard parking and the large building then enter to the left of the rocky point on the left side of the picture. Swim straight out to the edge of the trench, lined up with the rocky point entry, drop there, on the bottom head N/NE along the wall. You'll come to a nice pinnacle, circle it up to the top, once there you'll notice a cut in the wall, this is a good place to start back toward the surface. Where the wall ends it's at 15 feet, a nice place for a safety stop and as an added extra bonus there's a turtle cleaning station right there facing back the way you came from. This is also known as "Turtle Street". I've seen gads of turtles here from time to time. Yes the trench can be spooky and murky, but that alone makes it unlike any other site on Oahu, other than Magic Island after a sewage spill in Waikiki. At the pinnacle I found the heal of an old boat shoe stuck on the rock; to me it looked like if I pulled it out it would float away. Turned out though that after a small, short tug of war it was a sponge crab using the shoe heal on its back instead of a sponge! Imagine my surprise, too bad the folks with me were mugging for pictures, that would have made a great shot. I use this site to teach the PADI Nat Geo Specialty.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    2.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    5.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2008
Visibility:    2.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    3.00

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