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Diving at Kahe Point

By Ocean Concepts

Depth: 30-70 feet

Bottom Time: 20-30 Minutes

Visibility: 80 feet

Sealife: Parrotfish, Moorish Idols, Butterflyfish, Spotted Trunkfish, Trumpetfish, Lobster, Eagle Rays, Dolphins

Kahe Point - or Electric Beach - Beach Park lies adjacent to the Wai'anae Power Plant. Two exhaust pipes, spaced 10 feet apart, resemble a gisnt double barreled shotgun, and are the focal point of the dive.

The entry point is adjacent to a cooling water pool at the north end of the park. A channel runs seaward, with the pipes on the right, and pockets of coral heads with sandy ravines on the left, that eventually leads through the surfline to clear water in 10 to 70 feet.

The pipes contain two sets of subpumps in large round cylinders. These end in 30 feet, and rise to within 10 feet of the surface. A rock barrier, placed in front of the exhaust, helps disperse the three to four knot current generated by the exhaust water, and attracts large numbers of tropicals that congregate to feed.

An old light tower rests on its side, to the right of the pipes, serving as a refuge for small prey, and as a substrata for coral.

Check out the sand channel for interesting shells - sometimes an entire school of dolphins meet divers here.

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