Overview of Shark's Cove

Shark's Cove

Shark's Cove
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Trevor Long
Date: 09/17/2004


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Trevor Long Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Kelowna Reef:    2.00
State:   BC Animal:    3.00
Country:   Canada Plant:    3.00
Diving:   14 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   1500 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    2.83
This dive would be a great dive for beginners. Be careful upon entry as the lava rock is NOT forgiving. We only dove this site once and would of liked to do it a few more times. After a short surface swim just outside the cove we started our descent down to about 30 ft. Before reaching the bottom a pod of 12-14 dolphins swam passed us. What a great way to start a dive. Looking from the beach, we went left along the reef (or rocky bottom). We saw three huge turtles throughout the dive as well as a decent amount of fish life. I was a little disappointed with the quality of the reef but that is to be expected on the North Shore of Oahu with the winter winds. Visibility was average, I thought, for tropical water diving. Other interesting things were a purple nudibranch, spotted eel and the juvenile puffers. I would definitely recommend this dive to anyone who wants to enjoy a nice economical dive. Other divers that came out when we did say they saw a black tip shark and numerous octopus. My words of advice are "get there early as parking may be an issue later in the day and the waters will be much calmer".    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2004
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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