Pukano Point

Oahu, Hawaiian Islands
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Difficulty
intermediate
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Max Depth
40ft (unconfirmed)

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Pukano Point

Pukano Point is just south of Yokohama Bay. There is excellent coast line to explore here for the intermediate diver. At the Northern most end of the Farrington Highway on the West Shore.

Pukano Point Tide Chart and Surf Report (Beta)

Tuesday
4:54 AM / -0.067ft
Tuesday
11:48 AM / 1.568ft
Tuesday
5:41 PM / 0.555ft
Tuesday
11:03 PM / 1.285ft
Wednesday
5:23 AM / -0.163ft
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Mitchell Villafania
Mitchell Villafania
Apr 17, 2008, 12:00 AM
scuba
Site was ok. Nice walls and formations to dive on. We were parked at the suggested spot and immediately some locals parked and started scoping out the car. We didn't feel comfortable leaving the car there alone so we parked at the beach behind a family hanging at the beach. It ended up being a long walk down the sandy beach with all that gear on but you can still hit the point from there. Dive was pretty shallow. Deepest I recorded was 27-30 feet. Fish life was pretty sparse but lots of Urchins.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Seth Bareiss
Seth Bareiss
Aug 8, 2004, 12:00 AM
scuba
Stick to the rock wall at the south-east end of this long beach. It's shallow, but with good visibility and, as someone else mentioned (but not emphatically enough) a nice place to find empty shells, particularly small cowries. BRING A DIVE FLAG. There's a lifeguard at this beach. In 900 or so dives on Oahu, I've only once been asked where my dive flag/dive buoy was, and been fined. HERE. Unemployment and resentment towards tourists & military runs high in Hawaii, so expect frequent theft. Leave nothing of value in your car, and leave a sign in your window saying you have nothing of value. Visibility tends to be quite nice when waves are low, and the white sand along the shallow wall make for warm, well-lit diving, with a beautiful spider web of light dancing across the sand. As with all Hawaii shore dives, call the local free surfers' advisory tel. #, listen to the recording, and avoid this spot if it's got waves enough to interest surfers.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Seth Bareiss
Seth Bareiss
Aug 8, 2004, 12:00 AM
scuba
Stick to the rock wall at the south-east end of this long beach. It's shallow, but with good visibility and, as someone else mentioned (but not emphatically enough) a nice place to find empty shells, particularly small cowries. BRING A DIVE FLAG. There's a lifeguard at this beach. In 900 or so dives on Oahu, I've only once been asked where my dive flag/dive buoy was, and been fined. HERE. Unemployment and resentment towards tourists & military runs high in Hawaii, so expect frequent theft. Leave nothing of value in your car, and leave a sign in your window saying you have nothing of value. Visibility tends to be quite nice when waves are low, and the white sand along the shallow wall make for warm, well-lit diving, with a beautiful spider web of light dancing across the sand. As with all Hawaii shore dives, call the local free surfers' advisory tel. #, listen to the recording, and avoid this spot if it's got waves enough to interest surfers.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Anonymous
Anonymous
Dec 17, 2003, 12:00 AM
scuba
Good Dive spot for shore dives, some interesting swim throughs, occasional good shell hunting, the "turtle cleaning station"! A good dive spot that will suffice for those who want an enjoyable easy long shallow dive or some interesting sights for those who venture deeper!
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Luke VanValkenburg
Luke VanValkenburg
Dec 29, 2001, 12:00 AM
scuba
This site is the last site on Farrington Hwy. A long way down. It's an easy, sandy shore but drops off quick do to the waves breaking on the shore during winter months. The dive is shallow but with some beautiful lava and rock formations to swim and peer into. I enjoy this dive. However, on my last dive at this site, I placed my dive flag just to the left of the underwater lava rock you can see in the aerial and went diving around the rocks and when I came back, my dive flag was gone. Theft is a big issue on the west side of the island. When you park your car on any of the west side dive sites be sure to bring as little with you as possible and only a drivers license. I assume it was a nearby snorkeler however it might have unhitched from underneath and floated out to sea so far I couldn't see it during my 45 min. dive with no current. So just be careful.
Originally posted on shorediving.com