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Diving in The Makaha Caverns

By Ocean Concepts

Depth: 45 feet (Majority of dive spent 35 ft)

Bottom Time: 45 Minutes

Visibility: 50-100 feet with light to reasonable heavy surge

Sealife: Large school of ta'ape cluster near main entrance, octopus, several species of eels, White Tip Reef Sharks, five resident Green Sea Turtles, transiting dolphins, occasional manta rays

Oahu's second most popular dive site. This superb shallow water dive is located 100 yards of Kepuhi Point, just south of the Mahi. A series (Shallow) of overhangs, achways and lava tubes. Makaha Caverns is formed by the V-Shaped verging of two open ended lava tubes. Covered with fragmented coral, shells and rocks.

Covered with fragmented coral, shells and rocks, the topography is very flat - giving the spacious room a more geometric, man-made look. Outside the cavern, the site spreads over a large area. Working seaward, the coral thins out - but the pockets are home to octopus, and several species of eels.

The site also has five resident turtles, ading to the already abundant photographic opportunites. These are, in turn, accentuated by transiting dolphins and an occasional manta ray.

This dive site is also often used as our night dive sight. Make sure you bring - or purchase a light. The site changes dramatically with artificial light.

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