Overview of Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bay
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Sabot Ranger
Date: 05/16/2002


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Sabot Ranger Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Aiea Reef:    5.00
State:   HI Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    2.00
Diving:   19 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   10 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.82
This site is perfect for the diver to bring non-diving snorkelers to share the experience. You can share the same sights and discussions of sealife. Bring a cart to schlep the gear to the bus down the hill or wear it. I don't like the wear and tear of wearing my BCD that far and I like 2 tanks at one site so I carry it all down and back up. But it is a haul. Go early or late to avoid crowds. Limited numbers are allowed in so get there before 8:30am. Go out past the surfline on the left side as you look to sea and meander right. Next dive go deep and circle back. Your snorkel friends can follow above you on the shallow dive, but wear at least a skin to protect the reef and probably a shorty as it is chilly. Turtles galore, every species of Hawaiian sealife you can imagine. Great place for non-divers to snorkel and feel like they dived seeing everything you would; visibility is great! Don't break the mouth of the cove as you can get swept out deep.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Spring
Year:    2002
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    4.00

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