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Koloa Landing - Poipu Kauai - Hawaii

Koloa Landing is a shore accessible salt water dive site, located in Poipu, Kauai - Hawaii. This dive site has an average rating of 3.70 out of 5 from 27 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 41-50ft/12-15m. The average visibility is 26-30ft/8-9m.

Probably the easiest shore dive site on Kauai. You can find many classes here. The lower parking lot has a couple Andy Gumps (Port-o-poti) as far as bathrooms go. If the parking lot is full from classes in the morning there is street parking 80 yards away and an easy walk. There is a boat ramp which makes the entry and exit a breeze, but the water near the ramp is murky and strewn with floating debit. There is reef to the left or right (East or West) with runs from 10’ - 45’ deep. The West/right reef was huge and went on forever, with lots of fish, and some turtles, but not many smaller critters that I found. The further away from the boat ramp you go the more coral you will find. The reef to the East/left was smaller with half the visibility of the West, but I found many more critters including many scorpionfish, and several different types of eels in the coral. A lot of wood debit is littered throughout this side so it’s not as pretty as the larger Eastern reef. All around a little bit of everything.

If you are coming from the docks Kauai Taxi 808-246-9554 is about $48 each way. If you need tanks, weigths or rental gear Kauai Down Under will meet you there for a price with a guide, seats, changing mat, drinks and snacks. LA

Koloa Landing at Hanaka’ape Bay is a very popular dive site, especially for scuba instruction. The entry is easy, and there is plenty to see to the left and right of the landing.

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shanenelson89 - 9/29/2021 6:53 PM
I went scuba diving here on 9/29/2021. Average viz: 21-25ft/6-8m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
VladMTL - 7/02/2018 4:50 AM
I went scuba diving here on 6/18/2018. Average viz: 36-40ft/11-12m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
VladMTL - 6/29/2018 8:30 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/18/2018.
Low visibility close to shore due to storm.
Rich-D-Fish - 7/06/2017 3:41 AM
I went scuba diving here on 7/4/2017. Average viz: 51-60ft/16-18m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Epic dive. Here is the video:
907Lonas - 4/05/2017 8:51 PM
Rating Added: 3
Nice shore dive site in Kuai, where I got my certs and was introduced to scuba! Been hooked since!!
Skeptic14 - 5/25/2016 8:21 PM
I went scuba diving here on 5/7/2016. Average viz: 36-40ft/11-12m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Very fun dive with lots of marine life to see. Saw several frogfish (two different types), several scorpionfish, lots of eels, whitemouth, yellow margin, dragon moray, lots of turtles and lots of your typical tropical reef fish.

Easy shore entry even with some surge and wave action, only average vis but well worth it anyway.
trythebeach - 10/24/2015 2:45 AM
I went scuba diving here on 6/30/2015. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
trythebeach - 10/24/2015 12:29 AM
I went scuba diving here on 6/30/2015. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Let me preface by saying these were night dives at Koloa Landing. Day dives I give this site 3 stars. Great night dives with lots of creatures all over to see. Our first dive we went to the left, but for a night dive I prefer the right although the surf can be rough at times.
LatitudeAdjustment - 10/01/2015 6:49 PM
I went scuba diving here on 9/29/2015. Average viz: 51-60ft/16-18m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
DM Greg from Kauai Down Under and Christine. We went left, boulders with coral, lots of fish, eels and a few turtles.

2nd dive. Greg and I head right, this is old lava flows, with boulders, coral, one big mushroom coral, lots of fish, Scorpionfish, big blue jacks but less eels.
SMcLernon - 4/13/2014 6:14 PM
Rating Added: 3
Good dive. I put my children through discover scuba. They had a blast
DiverJohnATL - 11/14/2013 8:01 PM
Rating Added: 3
Advanced Open Water Training done here. Great Night diving!!!
NewtoScubaHB2 - 6/16/2013 12:16 PM
Rating Added: 3
Koloa Landing is a great place to try Tusa 7 scooters. Fun! Used Kauai Down Under. Great people.