Hale'iwa Beach Park

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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Hale'iwa Beach Park

Hale'iwa Beach Park is another family oriented beach with all the facilities. Snorkeling is good here, but the diving requires a good kick for about 150 yards. Off Kamehameha Highway on the North Shore in the Hale'iwa area.
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Zentacle
Zentacle
Sep 21, 2021, 1:04 AM
scuba
Parking can handle many vehicles. The beach is just in front of the cars. As you are leaving Hale'iwa to the North, you'll see the park on your left. Take the last entrance, and drive to the end of the road. You can see where the shelf ends. Also note that the shelf is the main corridor for harbor boats. Take your dive flag!
Badger
Badger
Aug 17, 2013, 12:00 AM
scuba
Did the Trench, twice. Enjoyed.
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Keith Brilhart
Keith Brilhart
Jun 24, 2011, 12:00 AM
scuba
Visibility was low due to recent heavy rain and the resulting runoff. Everything had a coating of sediment, so color was nil except in outcroppings from the wall where it gets washed. Some feeding was going on, but no turtles. For the long swim it wasn't worth it, except for practice.
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Fish Finder
Fish Finder
Nov 14, 2007, 12:00 AM
scuba
As mentioned below, this involves a long surface swim, much of it over very shallow water. The entry is easy, but shallow as well. In spite of this, this is one of the best night dives on Oahu. Bring a dive flag because you are diving literally in the Haleiwa channel, but the miniature life is unheard of. Expect to see small lobsters in the cracks and crevices of the wall, and some of the biggest cowries you have ever seen. On one of my first night dives here I looked over and saw my surprised friend literally getting molested by about 6 turtles all swimming into him at once. Fun dive all around.
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Tessa
Tessa
Nov 16, 2004, 12:00 AM
scuba
I went to the north shore in the summer for a month to visit my sister and I had the BEST time of my life... I saw many beautiful sites and did many exciting things!! I love HAWAII!!
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Brian McLean
Brian McLean
Oct 31, 2004, 12:00 AM
scuba
A bit of a surface swim, but with a beautiful back drop. Easy entry, swim out till you see a drop off, or some turtles! Love the trench wall. Besides Sharks Cove, this is my favorite on Oahu.
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Seth Bareiss
Seth Bareiss
Aug 8, 2004, 12:00 AM
scuba
More: often divable, even in Winter when the rest of the North Shore is undivable. Exceptional showers and bathrooms and nearby phones. There's always adequate parking. The walk out to the drop-off through yard-deep shallows is LONG, often frustrating...perhaps 100 yards/meters. Try to stay underwater as long as possible when returning, to enjoy the shallows & avoid walking. // Out of 90-or-so dives here, I've twice been stopped by a lifeguard on a jet ski, telling me this area is frequented by tiger sharks. Not sure if he's telling the truth... perhaps he's just hoping to protect the turtles from divers. Turtles are THE reason to dive this spot, nicknamed "Turtle Heaven". Even on a day when viz was 6'/2m, and 5 divers held hands, we still saw 20 or so turtles by peeking into crevices. Nice cleaning stations abound near the drop-off. Bring an U/W camera if at all possible. Expect silt at the bottom of the drop-off.
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Seth Bareiss
Seth Bareiss
Jul 16, 2004, 12:00 AM
scuba
Excellent place to see turtles. I've never seen fewer than 15 turtles there, 1/3 being 5'+ in length. LONG surface swim or walk (100 yards) from the beach to the wall. Best done as a multilevel dive: go off to the mid-left, drop down off the wall to 45'~90'. Swim east along the wall's bottom, then rise to 60' for 20 minutes, then follow one of the channels back toward shore in 30'~15' of water for the remainder of your air + safety stop. Big turtles at the wall; yard-long turtles in the channels. Beware of jetskis.
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Van Eric Johnson
Van Eric Johnson
Nov 3, 2002, 12:00 AM
scuba
This is not a bad shore dive. Very short "walk" out to the trench in waist deep water, then snorkel for 25 yd's and drop down to 90'. Not a lot of plant life, but plenty of turtles, morays and eagle rays. Good to do your first deep and multi-level dives at.
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Luke VanValkenburg
Luke VanValkenburg
Jul 26, 2001, 12:00 AM
scuba
This dive, I consider a wall dive. However, it's a good swim. the picture is a little deceiving. Be prepared to have a long surface swim to reach the wall. Very easy entry/exit. Must remember. diving on the North Shore of Oahu never has a lot of plant life do to the high surf here during the winter months. We do have lots and lots of turtles.
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Robert Lower
Robert Lower
Jul 5, 2001, 12:00 AM
scuba
An amazing dive for intermediate through advanced divers. The best time to dive this site is during the summer months when surf is low and current is almost none. Diving the Haleiwa "trench", as it is called, is best done at night and is requires a small swim to get to the primo spot, but once found the site contains all sorts of special treats such as dragon morays, harlequin shrimp, white tip reef sharks, lobsters, and more!!!! If you are into spearing, this site has an abundance of 1-2lbs. Kumu (goat fish).
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Chris Wunsch
Chris Wunsch
May 20, 2001, 12:00 AM
scuba
Decent shore dive with good visibility. Water temp was 78F even at 90ft. Haliewa trench is located just off shore with good dives 90-110ft. Sea life includes lobsters, sea turtles, numerous types of fish, and decent reef conditions. Beware as it is very easy to swim much farther from shore (following the trench) than planned. Visibility, lighting, and conditions are excellent.
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