Overview of Ke'ei


The Big Island
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Jim M
Date: 08/28/2006


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Jim M Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Kona Reef:    4.00
State:   HI Animal:    3.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   15 years Facilities:    2.00
 Dives:   500 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    2.00


*Average:    3.12
We were told about this dive site by one of the dive masters from Kona Honu Divers which is a great operation here in Kona. Made it down the lava road with the Jeep just fine and found the parking by the picnic tables. This is Old Hawaii at its finest. We made our entry through a sandy patch where kids were playing in the water by the tarp-covered outrigger and it was easy to gear-up, kick a short distance then drop down to begin our dive north. We went out about 20 yards then followed the contour of the wall. There are many varieties of coral and, although the surf was up and visibility was down to about 50 feet, we found some great lava tubes, a deep cave/cavern which we did not have time to explore, and even had to avoid the locals as they jumped off the edge of lava and down into the water right next to us. All in all, we enjoyed this dive site and would love to come back on a day with less surf and surge to really explore. We recommend it to all levels of divers and, like earlier reviews, it's a good idea to show that respect to the locals, drive slow and smile.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2006
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    2.00
Surf:    2.00

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