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Kewalo Pipe - Oahu HI


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This artificial reef is named after an underwater steel pipeline that is now broken up into pieces. There are several finger reefs to be found here interspersed with sand patches. Keep an eye out for the variety of juvenile wrasses to be found on this dive. This is a great spot to find octopus, leaf scorpion fish and the devil scorpion fish. Moray eels and turtle usually here as well.

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wuzaracer - 9/07/2016 12:52 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/30/2016. Average viz: 26-30ft/8-9m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
wuzaracer - 9/07/2016 8:36 AM
Rating Added: 4
7 minute video of Kelwalo Pipe Reef. I dove with Dive Oahu. They have full rental and pickup from Waikiki Hotels.

youtube.com/watch?v=1ROxzSmJ1hc
jacobkerr - 10/16/2015 9:56 AM
Rating Added: 4
There a lot of fish in and around the pipe, I would say more then I saw at Sharks Cove snorkeling. The wave surge even at the bottom is pretty intense here and makes these cool mini sand storms on the bottom. the markers for the pipe are all well under water and I feel a great deal of luck is what helped me find it. There is a well grown over white no wake buoy that we went to and then started heading parallel to the beach and bumped into the pipe maybe 150 feet away. Again careful with the wave surge you dont get pushed into the coral or worse all the urchins. if you did this as a shore dive plan your return trip well to avoid ending up in the suffers at the wave break adjust for the current and the waves pushing you to the west. I learned that body surfing in full gear is less fun than I thought.
Agojo - 7/17/2014 4:56 AM
Rating Added: 3
Ok for 2 nd dive.
needgills - 8/10/2013 8:35 AM
Rating Added: 5
South shore diving at its best. Lots of aquatics to see and photograph.
deep_down - 6/26/2013 12:02 PM
Rating Added: 3
second ocean dive, not much life on the pipe (dive Oahu)
McSushi - 5/12/2013 10:09 PM
Rating Added: 4
Lots of ocean life to be seen here. Can be a bit murky in the afternoon hours, but overall a very decent dive.
FastFord - 9/11/2012 9:19 PM
Rating Added: 3
Keep you eyes open for sharks in the afternoon when the fishing charters are returning to the basin and cleaning their catch. The don’t call it Point Panic for nothing...
DaKraken - 5/30/2012 9:51 PM
Rating Added: 5
Excellent dive sight especially with introductory divers and night diving.
Anjelamae - 10/17/2008 3:12 AM
This is a boat dive which follows an old (no longer used) sewer pipe at a depth around 50-60 feet. Multiple species of fish, coral, starfish as well as moray eels. Visibility was pretty good through both dives. The two dives here were my second two open water dives. I was not properly weighted and drifted to the surface on three occasions. :( Also found a sea urchin, the wrong way. I learned a lot from these two dives though, and after finishing them, became a certified open water diver.

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