Overview of Honolua Bay

Honolua Bay

Honolua Bay
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Rich Bender
Date: 07/22/2010


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Rich Bender Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Ramona Reef:    4.00
State:   California Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   1 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   30 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    3.40
Just as everyone has noted previously, the entry is a bit rough getting through the rocks. They are very slippery and even the remainder of the boat ramp is slick. But after you get through that little hurdle you are rewarded with a magnificent dive. We kicked out just a short distance before dropping down in 10 feet and had great viz. It was a little murky in close due to lots of people in the water around the shore. We headed to the north side and found very cool swim through canyons in the lava and coral with tons of fish life. Unicorn fish were out in abundance along with parrots, butterfly, and boxfish. There is a sign posted about the break-ins , but we had no problems with the car or stuff being vandalized. One more thing, there is no sand at this beach, so my wife and daughter had to entertain themselves with the chickens running free and the mystery of the wooded forest that you walk through to get to the water. It is worth the drive and the walk to enjoy this site. Max depth for our dive was 37 ft viz 40-50, temp was 79. I am not sure, but I don't think that the aerial photo is the correct bay, it might be the bay just south of Honolua, as there is a very nice sand beach there. Not to mention a great dive spot as well!    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    4.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    3.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2010
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    3.00

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