Lori's Dive Log
Puako Village End on 9/1/2006
My buddy and I really enjoyed this site. To be perfectly honest, we enjoyed it more than the boat diving we did! Loved the lava tubes and "fingers". Lots of life. The entry was fairly easy, but the surf slammed me about pretty good on the exit. Otherwise, it was an awesome dive! The sandy parking area was pretty rough…pick your going carefully if you're in a non-4wd rental! We watched someone get stuck between visible lava rocks in the lot in a 4wd SUV...hairy going and lots of maneuvering to get out.
Nice dive, plenty of life both human and aquatic! Last week the place was packed! Only real entry is the "two step" entry. If this is your first time and you're doubtful of where the entry is, just watch where everyone goes or ask. Be careful getting out…urchins burrowed in the steps and will stick you if you don't keep your hands flat. Great dive!