Turtle Canyon, Oahu, Hawaii
Canyon and Koko Crater are two shallow dive sites off Hawaii Kai. Eels, octopus,
reef fish and numerous turtles frequent the area. Depth is only 9 to 12m (30 to
40 ft) and the area is usually protected from heavy swells, so it is usually
dived even when other areas may be rough.
These dives are excellent for new or rusty divers. This dive is sometimes a
second dive site on most dive boats going to the south shore
There are definitely some big turtles about, they like to hide in depressions
in the reef.
You can do a little drift dive to visit the Sea Cave. Sea life is sparser
here, but it is a pretty dive nonetheless. You can swim further into the cave
which opens into a volcanic cavern that's open to the sky above. It's so large
that it doesn't really feel much like a cave, and there is air above should you
need to surface. There's mild surge, but it's really nothing if you're used to
conditions in the UK.
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