Rick Wyatt's Dive Log
Hanauma Bay on 1/10/2002
Reluctantly tried this site 01/02 because it was too rough to dive in other sites. Luckily found someone who dives this bay often as a photographer and got his advice. We walked along right side of bay along rock ledge almost to Witches Brew point. Snorkeled out and away from beach until found the cable which runs along bottom. Followed cable until it crosses a sandy spot from one reef to another. At the far end of this second reef we descended to 55ft. This is where we saw 6 sea turtles. Followed cable back to shore. Most divers don't go far enough in following cable from shore. Get away from the crowd and see the turtles!
Halona Blow Hole on 1/10/2002
Great dive when conditions are right. Luckily hit this site at the right time. Snorkeled out to mouth of cove, descended and then headed straight out and then circled to right. Canyons of coral make for interesting sights. Be careful of long shore currents even when surf is low. Don't even try it when surf is high.
La Perouse on 1/10/2002
Did two dives here late Dec. '01. First was a snorkel to third cove to right and then descended to about 20-25 ft. Nice coral formations with a lot of marine life since this is a marine reserve area. Second dive was a snorkel to point on left and then through a loop dive through center of bay. Again, great coral but fewer fish compared to area closer to coves. Always recommended to go early in morning to avoid winds that kick up surf by late morning.