Jerry Burawski's Dive Log
Honolua Bay on 5/30/2009
Great dive, did this dive 4 times during our trip. It's about a 500 yard walk from the car on a very clean, flat trail. Max depth is 34' on the outside. Dive starts in about 12' and slowly deepens as you round the corner on the right side. Once you reach the corner, climb up. That's were you find the turtle cleaning station. Along the way you see lots of turtles, yellow margin eels, spiny lobster, common octopus and 50 varieties of fish. Don't forget to keep your eyes on the sandy bottom. Not uncommon to see small spotted eagle rays.
Old Kona Airport Beach on 5/30/2009
Best dive on the Island. We entered just south of the usual. Park by the hockey field, walk back to the small cove. If there's any swells, dump the dive, but on a calm day giant stride in and circle left around the points. Lots of swim throughs and caves. Several white tip reef sharks, eels, 2 octopi and a couple of turtles. To get out, toss up your weights, hand your BCD to your buddy and climb out. The one in the water hands every thing up. Cool adventure and a GREAT dive.
Puako Village End on 5/30/2009
Fun dive, bring a flashlight. Lots of overhangs and little caves. You don't cover much area because you find yourself digging in all the little pukas. Visibility wasn't the best but that didn't seem to matter.
Great dive with a big parking lot right there. Easy in and out. Got to get a picture of the ALOHA in the sand. Lots of life and great vis. You name it, you can find it here. Not only fun in the water but always people hanging out in the sun, good social spot between dives.
Mala Wharf on 6/4/2009
Jun 4, 2009, 12:00 AM
This is the best dive on the island. It's not uncommon to go under a local dive boat here. Easy parking, bathrooms and showers at end of parking lot. Walk in on the left side of the ramp, snorkel to the start of the pier. This dive is know for frog fish. I've seen as many as 5 in 1 dive. Creep up and down the pillars and look close. You'll find them. On some days white tip reefs, octopus, 7-11 crabs and eels in the coral at the end of the pier.