Brian Xavier's Dive Log
Old Kona Airport Beach on 1/13/2006
Dove the Old Kona Airport North End three times a week ago and it was truly a great dive. Lots of fish life and a nice underwater bridge. I also found a nice tunnel between two reefs filled with fish. Viz. to 80-100 feet. Very easy dive but watch out for the urchins. I ended up going a little ways around the end of the beach near the big lava bank and found good spots to enter. Excellent dive. Man, I loved Hawaii!!
Dove Place of Refuge twice during my Hawaii stay. First dive ponied up, dove to 100', and looked off into the blue abyss. Man this is a nice dive site! Second dive was with my friend Kelly Robinson. We dove to about 80' a made a few wide circles around the area. Saw turtles, a few nice spotted grouper, and lots of fish. I know I will never forget this dive. What an amazing place!
'Alula Beach (Kona Dog Beach) on 1/6/2007
Jan 6, 2007, 12:00 AM
Alua Beach is a nice dive except for the boat traffic entering and leaving Honokohau Harbor. You need to make sure you don't pop up out in deep water because there are lots of boats here. The bottom is great with lots of fish. The beach is a very easy entry when the swell is not up. Some locals say this is their favorite dive spot on The Big Island, but I like Honaunau and Mahukona much better. Easy entry and lots of people on the beach.
Captain Cook (Kealakekua Bay) on 12/21/2007
Dec 21, 2007, 12:00 AM
Great dive on the north side of the wharf, with vis to 100 feet! Sand flats mixed with reefs. Really liked this place, but watch out for the urchins. Wear gloves and good booties.
Puako Church on 12/26/2007
Dec 26, 2007, 12:00 AM
Great dive spot but very rough on the day I went. Went out through the channel in front of the house with the shiny roof. Very rough and only dove to about 25 feet. Saw lots of fish here, but rough during the winter. Park in the lot between the houses, and walk to the left to find the channel area. Pick a day when the wind is down, as the wind blows here sometimes.
Puako Village End on 4/7/2009
Pauko Village end is a great dive on a calm day. Dive out near the clearing between the rocks and go straight out. It will take a while, but eventually you'll hit the reef's end. Reef is at 15 feet depth, but the drop is great. The first one goes to about 50 feet, and I plan to dive the second drop later. Since I solo dive, I usually go easy the first few dives at a new place.