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This club is 25 years old in Sept 2005.
The program director, Jen Jen, just left in August 2005 after 10 years.The club is now suffering from her lack.
You can request a 3 day pass to try out the club.
You will receive a schedule of classes, the use of the showers, lockers, and pool as well as the weight room.
Be forewarned: Theft occurres here.
I had my very, very expensive watch stolen on August 11, 2005.
The police are so overwhelmed, that is it rare to get something prosecuted.
In addition, the club will do nothing to help you.
They say they are not responsible, so you must defend yourself.
Many members left their things in the lockers which were broken into while they were working out.
Pacific Business News (Honolulu) - March 14, 2005
Equipment: Bring nothing you cannot afford to loose.
Wear your purse around your waste at all times.
Address: corner of Ward Avenue at South King
Directions: Makiki, next to TGIF
College of Oceaneering
The College of Oceaneering offers many programs. Here you can earn your commerical diving certificate.
Equipment: Honolulu, Hawaii
10 Sand Island Parkway
Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone: (808) 599-3597
Fax: (808) 599-3599
2ND BEST TRAIL: KEALIA TRAIL.......near the Dillighamm Airfield on the North Shore.
This cone shaped outcropping of lava off Kualoa Point resembles the peasant's chapeau worn by rural Chinese - thus the name: Chinaman's Hat. The reef surrounding the island supports an abundance of marine life and is one of the O'ahu's best offshore islands. You can see Chinaman's Hat from numerous vantage points along the coast but the best view is to actually go out to the island. You can walk there during low tide but the best way to get there is via kayak.
On the island is a small beach nestled in a secluded cove. There is also a small cave carved out of lava and a steep volcanic cone perfect for exploring. The view of the Koolau Mountains, Mokapun peninsula, Kahaluu, Kaneohe, and Kailua is unmatched.
Off the Kamehameha Highway offshore from the Kualoa Point State Recreation Area, approximately 45 minute drive from Honolulu.
Climbing the volcanic cone takes about 20 minutes, is strenuous, and can be tricky so be careful.
Directions: WAIMANALO SIDE (WINDWARD OAHU)
The most famous volcanic crater in the world is Diamond Head, located on the South-east Coast of O'ahu at the end of Waikiki overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It was originally named Laeahi by the ancient Hawaiians. The name meant "brow of the tuna" and looking at the silhouette of the crater from Waikiki, you can see the resemblance. The current name came was given to the crater by British sailors in the 1800's. When they first saw the crater at a great distance, the calcite crystals in the lava rock appeared to glimmer in the sunlight. The sailors mistakenly thought there must be diamonds in the soil. Diamond Head is a crater that has been extinct for 150,000 years. The crater is 3,520 feet in diameter with a 760-foot summit. When the United States annexed Hawaii in 1898, harbor defense became a main responsibility. One of the major defense forts, Fort Ruger, occupied the Diamond Head Crater. A battery of canons was located within the crater providing complete concealment and protection from invading enemies. An observation deck was constructed at the summit in 1910 to provide target sighting and a four level underground complex was built within the walls of the crater as a command post. A 580-foot tunnel was dug through the crater wall to provide easier access to the Fort.
The observation deck and underground complex is now abandoned with the advent of radar but evidence of the command post is still present along Diamond Head Trail. The trail is paved almost the entire way but can be steep in spots.
There are two sets of stairs, one with 99 steps and the other, 76 steps. There is also a 225-foot unlit tunnel. The hike is classified as easy to moderate in exertion but is certainly worth the breathtaking, unparalleled view of the entire west side of the island, from Waikiki to Koki Head.
Diamond Head Trail is 1 ¾ miles to the rim and takes about 1 ½ hours
Equipment: There is NO shade schedule an early hike
Bring water and a flashlight (for the tunnel)
Bathrooms available at the trailhead
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