Overview of Place of Refuge

Place of Refuge

Place of Refuge
The Big Island
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
Date: 01/01/2008


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Lynlee Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Cleveland Reef:    4.00
State:   OH Animal:    5.00
Country:   US Plant:    5.00
Diving:   25 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   3 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    3.92
This is my favorite Big Island spot. Really breathtaking with lots of species of fish, corals and plants due to the several depths you can enter. I like it best early in the AM as you can get good sunlight, and also because it can get crowded later in the day. Visibility is almost always great; I am guessing I could see 100 ft. We enjoyed snorkeling above divers in very deep water and still seeing them below--and the schools of dolphins seemed to be teasing them by swimming above them undetected. Turtles were everywhere as well…but the spinner dolphins were the stars- so many schooling and playing around us one day you just lose count . Very special place. We stayed at the Manago Hotel in Capt Cook as a base camp, and it was a good choice because we wanted to return several times while on the Big Island.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2007
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    4.00

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