Haleiwa Trench

USA, Hawaii, Oahu
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Difficulty
intermediate
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Max Depth
60 ft

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Haleiwa Trench

Haleiwa Trench has two sections. The first reef goes out from ankle deep to 30' then drops off to about 60'. Heading to the right side of the reef following the wall gets to about 90'. There is a turtle cleaning station on the top of the reef in 30' of water just past the entry, its a good idea to come back on the top of the reef so you can see it toward the end of your dive. To the left is shallower heading toward the beach. This is a wall so there are plenty of nooks to look into. Turtles also are very abundant. The second reef which is straight out is pretty much the same just a longer swim but the top is about 30' and a little more interesting. This is not the place to see anything other than turtles, sea life is sparse but navigation is easy even though the visibility is limited by silting from the nearby river and marina. Boat traffic does occasionally pass, and small water craft tend to play over the reef. Bringing a dive flag is mandatory and recommended even though it is rarely enforced. The site is also a generally ok place to night dive, but the parking lot closes at 10pm. The neighbouring town of Haleiwa is a great place to go for a deco stop with a variety of restaurants and shops to visit, they close early and are naturally full of tourists. Easily accessible from the parking lot next to the restrooms and community centre, past the left side of the building. Enter on the reef until it drops off.
Access
shore

Haleiwa Trench Tide Chart and Surf Report (Beta)

Sunday
4:58 AM / 0.727ft
Sunday
8:51 AM / 0.354ft
Sunday
4:21 PM / 1.206ft
Sunday
10:28 PM / 0.002ft
Monday
6:18 AM / 0.880ft
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