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Tech Reef
 
Island Name : Oahu
Dive Zone : West
Depth : 10 - 25 feet
Access : Shore
Location : West Shore
Visibility : 60 - 80ft
Level : Beginner
Sealife : Cauliflower Coral, Tiger Cowries, Infant Turtles, Infant Whitetip Reef Sharks
Water Temperature : 70/75 F, 21/24 C from November to April
75/80 F, 24/27 C from May to October
Tech reef is an off the beaten path and is a shore dive that can be accessed close to the more well known Kahe Point Beach Park. As you are turning into the parking lot for Kahe Beach, follow the old sugar cane railroad and as it veers to the left past a number of campsites, follow it to the end. The best part of this dive is near the shore in 10 to 20 feet. Very large cauliflower coral have built up with channels in the coral and lava that provide ideal havens for small fish. Sightings of infant Turtles and Whitetips support suspicions that the area must appeal to juveniles and because of the shallow depths there is plenty of ambient light for the photographers.


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Reviewed By: Jessica, Oahu on April 07,2012 (rating 4/5)
No tech reef is still accessible. You just have to park in the parking lot at Kahe Beach Park and walk over the concrete barrier and down the trail to it now.
Visibility: 25 Access: Shore Skill level: Beg

Reviewed By: Jennifer, Oahu on November 20,2010 (rating 1/5)
Tech Reef is no longer accessible. They have put up concrete barriers to block the road leading to the entry point. I drove around to see if I could gain access some other way but the search was fruitless. The beach entry spot is now private property.
Visibility: Who knows?? Access: No access Skill level: Intermediate