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Wash Rock

Wash Rock

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DIVE SITE DETAILS
Depth: 60 to 70 feet
Visibility: 100+
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
GENERAL DIVE SITE INFO

Two major rock pinnacles protruding up from a 50-60’ bottom. This site derives it’s name from the pinnacle that is exposed as the swell rolls in, depending on the tide, creating a “wash” of white water like a breaking wave.  The lesser pinnacle tops at 30’ with the bottom at 60-65’; this pinnacle also features a swim-through with a ceiling of around 10’.  This area is a refuge for many marine animals. The center between these two pinnacles features a field of finger coral, rock ridges and a sand channel.  The lesser pinnacle has plenty to see –schooling blue stripe snappers, Hawaiian cleaner wrasse, Moorish idols, parrotfish and tangs; enough for one full dive.  The Wash Rock area has a potentially strong current; so divers should be strong swimmers and good on air consumption. Depending on the tidal height the dives may vary in length, deeper depths make for shorter dives, whereas the low tide diving is usually longer. Divers should be sure to check their air before venturing around wash rock on the sand channel side.  The swim-through near the base of wash rock is very narrow but short.  Presence of a strong south swell may make for dangerous conditions for this dive, if that is the case, we’ll find somewhere else to dive Lana’i.