Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
07/06/2003 2.01 Anini Beach Kauai, Hawaiian Islands
Don't waste your time scuba diving here. Very shallow, sandy bottom, poor reef health, very little coral, very few fish, 30 feet visibility on a calm summer day. It is a beautiful beach, great for beach combing, and it looks like it would be a nice dive from above the water, but it is not. Only a beginner diver freshly graduated from the swimming pool would get any excitement diving this spot.
07/06/2003 2.27 Tunnels Reef Kauai, Hawaiian Islands
Let's be clear, this isn't Caribbean diving. Limited coral and fish life, mediocre visibility, but about average for Hawaii. The tunnels are interesting, but most fish life is shallower. Vis was about 40 feet. The access road mentioned is exactly 0.5 miles beyond mile marker 8, which is just beyond the YMCA camp. Lots of "No Parking" signs all along the road, and if you park along the small dirt access road, you will have a 15 foot cliff at the end that you will have a heck of a time transferring tanks and weights over. We just parked at the beach parking lot 0.2 miles further west (across from the dry cave) and hiked in down the beach. Very limited parking is a joke on weekends. During the calm summer months, this is an easy dive, and I wouldn't consider it advanced by any means. Also, contrary to some reports, the navigation is pretty simple.