Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
11/09/2009 3.53 Mahukona The Big Island, Hawaiian Islands
This dive can be very dangerous when there is a western swell - so be careful. No one has reported this. My husband and I dove here the summer of 2008 and it a great beginner/practice dive site. However, we just dove there this November 2009 and there were huge swells at the entry/exit. We went out (stupid us) anyway, timing the swells on the way out. On the way in, we miss timed and it was really bad. I lost my mask and my snorkel and almost got swept into the rocks. Thanks to my husband that didn't happen. However, the folks that came after us, in kayaks were not so fortunate. One of the kayaks flipped tossing the guy into the rocks. He suffered a serious laceration on his ankle which required a trip to the hospital and he lost all of his gear. I really wish we had been alerted to the danger at this site, before we went.
11/09/2009 3.70 Alua Beach The Big Island, Hawaiian Islands
My husband and I dove here on November 8, 2009. There have been big swells on the island recently. We like diving in Puako but the wind hit. So, we tried diving at Alua Beach. We dove here last summer as well, but had problems with lots of boats going over head, which was a problem. However, today there wasn't much boat traffic. The dive was nice. We stayed along the left edge and went out around the buoy. There was lots of fish life and the visibility was fairly good.
11/09/2009 3.33 Puako Village End The Big Island, Hawaiian Islands
Puako is my and my husband's favorite place to dive on the island. We dove there many times in the summer of 2008. However, this is our first time diving in November. Things have been pretty rough the past few days with swells and wind. November 8, 2009, we dove Puako in the morning and it was great. We were told that at 6:00 - 7:00 am the water was like glass. We dove around 10:00 am and it was good when we entered. We saw lots of fish life out there. Coming back in, the wind was picking up making the exit a little more tricky. We ended up moving on to south of Kona due to the winds. Puako is my favorite dive but you gotta get out there early.