Overview of Koko Kai Park

Koko Kai Park

Koko Kai Park
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Seth Bareiss
Date: 08/08/2004


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Seth Bareiss Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Phuket Reef:    4.00
State:   Phuket Animal:    3.00
Country:   Thailand Plant:    1.00
Diving:   18 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   2000 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    2.89
Also known as Port Lock. This is basically the west outside wall of Hanauma Bay. The current photos of the entry point don't do it justice. There's a wiiiide rock shelf with a rope nailed to it: entry is by giant stride; exit is by holding onto the rope and Tarzan-swinging to exit as you ride a wave onto the shelf. Junk for snorkeling, but loads of fun for jumping into the water and Tarzan-swinging. The drift dive along the wall, starting further out (south), is a tricky entry... bring an experienced local, or you may break a leg or enter in the wrong place. Generally the place is very very divable, but on one occasion of the 150+ times I've dived there, a freak current dragged 5 of us out to sea so strongly that even tying off a rope on a coral head didn't save us, nor did lining up and kicking together. Quiz people exiting, about current, and watch the water carefully before entering. // People living around this area are tired of divers & surfers, so do not expect a welcome wagon if you need a phone, parking spot, or bathroom. There are no facilities here. Moderately popular as a SCUBA training site.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    1993
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    2.00
Surf:    3.00

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