Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
03/05/2018 3.31 Old Kona Airport beach The Big Island, Hawaiian Islands
I dove this site with my wife and son, and the entry was a little sketchy due to surf/waves, sea urchins, rocks, etc. None of us got hurt, but the incoming waves knocked us into the rocks and could have been a problem if we would have put our hand down on an urchin. However, the coral structure, abundance of fish, and swim throughs were great. Worthwhile if the surf is calm. There are several dive shops just around the corner to get tanks and gear. This dive was minutes from our hotel, so you can't beat the easy access via the old runway. Also, keep a close eye on your compass because we did a lot of swimming in and out of the caverns so it's easy to get turned around.
03/05/2018 2.89 Koloa Landing Kauai, Hawaiian Islands
My wife and I dove this site twice during our trip; we were told that it was the only safe shore dive on the island. It was definitely worthwhile. The ease of entry into the water can't be beat. Parking is right there next to the water, it's easy for find, and walking down the old boat ramp into the protected water is awesome. We saw a large octopus during our morning dive off to the right of the landing. We had minimal current on both dives. Got up to around 50' deep. Seasport Divers is just up the road from this dive site & they were very nice with good equipment: 800-685-5889. $18 for tanks & weights.
03/05/2018 3.51 Leleiwi Beach Park The Big Island, Hawaiian Islands
Easy access and good parking at Waiolena Beach Park. Like another reviewer wrote, look for the 3 pavilions along the ocean...the dive site is right out from the steps that go up over the lava rock wall, just west (towards Hilo) of the pavilions. We got up to about 60'. Nice coral. Easy dive when the surf is down & it hasn't rained in a few days. Definitely worth your time. You can get equip down the road at Hilo Ocean Adventures. Nice outdoor showers to rinse off yourself and your gear after your dive.