Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
05/18/2004 4.67 Puako Village End The Big Island, Hawaiian Islands
The best shore dive and best kept secret on the Big Island. We usually had the entire place to ourselves. The visibility is perfect for crystal clear pictures. The honus (turtles) are so friendly and the fish are almost tame. The drop off is close. Great place for any skill level or to just relax on the shore. Bring your gear, ice chest, lunch, chairs, and blanket for a relaxing all day trip. Stop by the little general store on the way if you forgot any beverages or snacks. And, be sure to catch the sunset before you call it a day. We did three dives a day and hung out on the shore with the locals if anyone was around in between dives. After a six month stay on the Big Island, Puako was my favorite spot to dive, snorkel, and just hang out. Watch for the current though; it can pick up quickly. Shore entry can be somewhat sloshy on very windy days, but the little cove makes it easier and blocks most of the surf. No worries, it was so worth it! You won't find water and animal/plant life like this anywhere else in the world. Enjoy and tell the honus I said Hi!