Overview of Makaha Beach Park (Caverns)

Makaha Beach Park (Caverns)

Makaha Beach Park (Caverns)
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Larry Robcke
Date: 11/25/2012


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Larry Robcke Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Putnam Valley Reef:    4.00
State:   New York Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   10 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.99
Just dove this site today with my 14 year old son, entered from the public access point just past the apt buildings. There is a small beach there at low to mid tide and as long as the surf is down you will have no problems getting into the water there. Let me say this is one on the best shore dives on the island aside from sharks cove on the north shore. As we entered the water we saw two turtles right away within 30 seconds, we followed them out to the cleaning station and caverns...it is a long swim but well worth it! Be sure to explore the smaller arches and swim troughs on the way back if you have some air left, they are in the 20 foot range but very nice indeed. This place is loaded with sea life and tons of cracks and crevasses to explore and the caverns are truly amazing to see. My advice for all shore dives is get there early and have fun before the crowds get there. We arrive on most sites by 7am and are off to other adventures or our next dive by 9:30am....this makes the wife very happy indeed! The key to this dive is to swim out from the small public access area located on the road just past the apt complex. You must swim about 200 yards before you drop down and be sure to bring a dive flag. On this dive we saw 7 turtles many large schools of fish, octopi and lots of eels. Great dive for new to intermediate divers    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2012
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    4.00

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