Joe Pozak's Dive Log
Ahukini Landing on 7/19/2006
I was lucky enough to live on Kauai from 1994 to 1999 and dove Ahukini Landing no less than 40 times. It is a wonderful dive and is a must for anyone wanting to get in an inexpensive quality dive. The entry can be a bit tricky and you should always carry a dive knife due to the local fishermen getting the hooks and line caught in the rocks; you may wind up getting entangled. The site is located on a small bay that is a fed by a stream that occurs after a large rain. So visibility is clear once you break free of the brake wall and get in the reef area. On occasion I have seen hammer head sharks in the murky water where the fresh water and salt water mix. Once you make the turn off of the break wall you are in 30 to 40 ft. of water. A reef runs at a 90 degree angle to the break wall and makes a turn inward about 300 or so yards out. There are three finger reefs in that area. There can be a bit of surge tide and diving can be difficult at times. If your a beginner just relax and let the ocean do the work and enjoy the dive. There are many beautiful fish to enjoy. Live ammo crates are in the area and can be found after a storm. Leave them alone! The water is cool and will be clear once you get out of the break water. The most difficult part of this dive is the entry and exit, but in order to become a great diver, a dive like this should be a great experience. I always carried my tank down and put my BC on once in the water.
Koloa Landing on 7/19/2006
I was lucky enough to live on Kauai from 1994 to 1999 and dove Koloa Landing no less than 40 times. It is a wonderful dive and is a must for anyone wanting to get in an inexpensive quality dive. The entry is a old boar ramp and rocks beyond; leave the fins off until you get in the water and go from there. There is an excellent reef to the right and a shore wall to the left; an anchor and chain are out about 150 yards. Many fish and reef creatures to be found. A great night dive can be had here, as well.