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Diving the Ka'ena Point

By Ocean Concepts

Depth: 20-45 feet

Bottom Time: 30-45 Minutes

Visibility: 50-100

Sealife: Spiny Lobster, Slipper Lobster, Crab, Shells

This dive site is a 45 minute to one hour boat ride from Waianae Harbour, necessitated by its inaccessibility from shore. Because of the predominate rough conditions and its remote locale, it offers some of the more pristine diving on the island although it is a dive not for the faint hearted !

The sloping shoreline drops off to 20 feet and levels out before dropping again to 45 feet. Black lava boulders are the predominate building blocks of the site, interlaced with a scattering of lava foundations and coral. The drop offs are undercut with overhangs, caverns and a profusion of Pukas - several large enough to hold a number of divers.

Take a light to search around as many crustaceans seek refuge in the shallws, along with the multi-spotted carb and several types of shells. The normally rare leviathan cowry abounds here along with its large cousin the tiger.

At the Point itself, the bottom drops off to 130 feet - and it is a good sight to look to the deeper water for passing travelers. Be careful - the current here can be extremely strong at times.

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