Tonja Moore's Dive Log
Hale'iwa Ali'i Beach on 8/13/2003
Aug 13, 2003, 12:00 AM
This was my first wall. It was amazing. We saw 2 turtles "flying" above us. There was also a small red striped snake and great coral. The coral here is beautiful orange and looks melted. There's also lots of cauliflower coral and white pencil urchins. The ease of shore entry was welcoming. We were the only ones out there! The surface swim was no problem! Definantly worth the kicks!
Shark's Cove on 6/16/2003
Jun 16, 2003, 12:00 AM
I'm embarrassed to say that I couldn't make it through the rocks on the beach entry with all the weight from the gear and 2-3 ft waves coming in on Memorial Day. We chose instead to enter from the Right side. We had to hand the gear down and climb down about 6 foot, but the water entry was much easier with a small tidal pool, then a swim around the rock cliff to open water. It was a shallow dive (25 ft) with about 25 ft visibility. I'm looking forward to summer conditions. There were many small caves to swim through but few fish and plant life. The parking Memorial Day was very crowded. There's a FoodLand grocery store almost across the street for lunch fixins but it's expensive. We saw some divers wearing wetsuits, but in the shallow water, it was comfortably warm. As a new diver, it was good being in the water, but saw many more fish snorkeling Hanuama Bay. We did snorkel this site in very shallow water (4 ft) near the jumping off rock. It would be a nice place to bring family for splashing around.