Overview of Kealakekua Bay (Old Wharf)

Kealakekua Bay (Old Wharf)

Kealakekua Bay (Old Wharf)
The Big Island
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
Date: 01/17/2012


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  mathewson Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Calgary Reef:    5.00
State:   AB Animal:    5.00
Country:   Canada Plant:    3.00
Diving:   3 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   36 Solitude   1.00
    Roads:    1.00


*Average:    3.35
I dove this site with my wife and 3 sons early January, 2012. Unless you have lots of time on your hands, forget kicking across the bay to the monument to do this dive. It is 1/2 mile! We rented kayaks from 'Rocky' at the wharf (he was great to deal with, $50/kayak/day) and schlepped our gear across the bay. The best stuff was up high in 20' or less (we didn't bother to go to the bottom of the reef). Tons of color and fish, eels, stars, and even a triton's trumpet. We stayed in the shelter of the bay, so I can't speak for conditions around the point. Entry from the rocks was relatively easy. Tons of snorkelers overhead, but they did little to dampen our spirits. Rocky said not to ground the boats, so we didn't, but it seemed like everybody else did ground their boat so we were never sure what the final verdict on stashing the kayaks was.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2012
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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