O'ahu Snorkelers and Shore Divers Guide

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"Whether you're a longtime resident or a visitor, a certified diver or a beginning snorkeler, this guide to twenty-six of O'ahu's best snorkeling and diving sites will enrich and enhance your underwater adventures. Detailed driving directions to each location are included as well as helpful maps showing onshore facilities and many offshore features you'll want to explore. You'll learn where it's safest to enter and exit the water, what to look for (coral, shells, fishes, underwater caverns), and what hazards to avoid. The author provides ...
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Overview

"Whether you're a longtime resident or a visitor, a certified diver or a beginning snorkeler, this guide to twenty-six of O'ahu's best snorkeling and diving sites will enrich and enhance your underwater adventures. Detailed driving directions to each location are included as well as helpful maps showing onshore facilities and many offshore features you'll want to explore. You'll learn where it's safest to enter and exit the water, what to look for (coral, shells, fishes, underwater caverns), and what hazards to avoid. The author provides essential information on safety and seasonal wind and surf conditions and useful tips on diving and snorkeling equipment, night diving, and spearfishing. Each site, chosen for its ease of access and the interest of its underwater topography, is rated according to degree of difficulty." The O'ahu Snorkelers and Shore Divers Guide will introduce you to some of the best diving and snorkeling on the island.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824826468
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The
  • Publication date: 5/1/2003
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 1,442,836
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 9.42 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Safety Considerations 3
2 The North Shore 23
Mokule'ia Beach 24
Hale'iwa Trench 28
Second Reef 31
Pua'ena Point 34
Alligator Rock 38
Waimea Bay 41
Three Tables 46
Sunset Beach Fire Station 50
Shark's Cove 53
3 The Leeward Coast 59
Ko 'Olina Resort 59
Lanikuhonua 63
Kahe Point Beach Park 67
Electric Beach 70
Poka'i Bay 74
Makaha Caverns 77
Kea'au Beach 82
Makua Beach 85
Yokohama Bay 89
4 The South Shore 95
Magic Island 96
Portlock Point 100
Hanauma Bay 104
Lana'i Lookout 110
Halona Blowhole 116
5 The Windoward Coast 123
Makaua Channel 124
Kailua Beach 127
Lanikai Beach 130
6 The Basics 135
Diving Equipment 135
Night Diving 140
Spearfishing 141
Snorkeling Equipment 142
Bibliography 147
Index 149
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2003

    A complete listing of sites

    I found this book to be one of the most complete and informative diving and snorkeling guides on Hawaii's island of O`ahu. Most other guide books are full of fancy pictures or advertisements and way short on details, but this author does a fantastic job of giving you the simple low down on selecting a site, how to get there, how to do the dive, and what to expect once you're in the water. This guide's strong point is its illustrative maps and diagrams. Most maps you typically see in a dive guide leave much to the imagination, but every map in this book is overloaded with details. I visited O`ahu last year and wish I had a copy of this guide. The author uses a simple approach to describing the sites and includes many tid bits of helpful information along the way that I thouroughly enjoyed. I'd recommend this book to any diver or snorkeler heading over to Hawaii. It also makes a great addition to anyone's collection of 'aquatica.'

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