Isaac Hale Beach Park (Pohoiki)

Pāhoa, Big Island, HI
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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Isaac Hale Beach Park (Pohoiki)

Isaac Hale is boating, camping, sunning and diving all-in-one! You will find view of a rugged underwater environment here that you will never find on the West side of the Island. The boat ramp to the left offers a very easy entry. Only attempt this dive after talking to a dive shop about the local conditions. It is best to dive with a guide if you have never dived here before. Directions: Starting from Hilo Bay, head South on Highway 11 (Kanoelehua Ave) for 7.4 miles to Kea'au. Head South on Highway 130 for 7.5 miles. Make a left on Pahoa Pohoiki Road (132) and travel for 7.3 miles. You will enter the park at the end of the road.

Isaac Hale Beach Park (Pohoiki) Tide Chart and Surf Report (Beta)

Tuesday
2:20 AM / 1.217ft
Tuesday
9:02 AM / 0.313ft
Tuesday
4:57 PM / 2.216ft
Wednesday
9:39 AM / 0.459ft
Wednesday
6:15 PM / 2.125ft

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Zentacle
Zentacle
Sep 21, 2021, 1:04 AM
scuba
The boat ramp to the left offers a very easy entry. Only attempt this dive after talking to a dive shop about the local conditions. It is best to dive with a guide if you have never dived here before. There is lots of parking for the few who visit this area. Heed the warning signs about high surf.
Anonymous
Anonymous
Feb 25, 2011, 12:00 AM
scuba
Dove here today, 02/25/2011. This place is actually called Pohoiki. Isaac Hale park is next door. It is mostly a surfing spot. The pictures representing this spot are out-dated. The boat ramp has been totally revamped. This is a VERY popular local hang out. Please be respectful and don't trash the place. As far as the dive, well, today the surge was pretty strong. What you want to do is go out around the jetty and take about a 120 degree heading past the surf (about 100 yards), surface swim then go down. Continue until you reach edge of the wall, then go down. Watch the surge and have fun.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Anonymous
Anonymous
Nov 29, 2004, 12:00 AM
scuba
Haven't been scuba diving here, only free diving. Many reef fish, many sea turtles, spinner dolphins frequent beyond reef, have seen Galapagos sharks. High surf, current can get pretty strong, sometimes really bad visibility. Puna has the most beautiful coastline on the Big Island. Caution: not a safe area at night.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Bob Sommer
Bob Sommer
Sep 26, 2003, 12:00 AM
scuba
Nice easy dive. No facilities available. Be careful on the boat ramp. It's very slippery.
Originally posted on shorediving.com