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Shore Diving in Kauai

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by velotaco, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. velotaco

    velotaco Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Honolulu
    I'm looking to head to Kauai in the next couple of weeks and would like to do some shore dives. Anyone have any recommendations? I will be staying on the south side near Port Allen. I heard there may be an airplane somewhere around Barking Sands. Anyone dove that site or know anything about it?

  2. boat sju

    boat sju Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Haslett, Michigan
  3. tloicto

    tloicto Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Boston, MA
    You may get more responses/info if you posted on the Hawaii section of the board.

    Koloa Landing is a nice shore dive on the south side of the island. It's a very easy entry and there are almost always turtles there, though sometimes apparently it can get full of stuff that kills the vis.
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  4. eleniel

    eleniel Photographer

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Utah
    Yep, the vis drops to almost nothing sometimes - particularly if there have been storms lately. I've usually managed to get better vis in those cases by heading out and down (follow the rough horseshoe shape) but I did call a shore dive there before because of the amount of debris in the water. There had been a few storms shortly before and the water was full of...stuff? Like tons and tons of wood chips, sticks, big branches/small trees, random nasty garbage.

    Otherwise it's a very easy shore dive and the biggest issue I've had involved slippery footing going in/out. Tons of turtles.

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