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 Exploring the Hawaiian Reefs

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ViestiAihe: Exploring the Hawaiian Reefs   Exploring the Hawaiian Reefs I_icon_minitimePe Joulu 24, 2010 8:27 am

Hawaii is a popular destination for water sports enthusiast, obviously because the entire state is surrounded by water. Each island offers different water and weather conditions, making each island experience completely unique. The water temperature in Hawaii varies only between about 72 to 80 degrees year round making water sports ideal the entire year long. You will see an amazing array of sea life while snorkeling in Hawaii such as, sea turtles, manta rays, moray eels, and dolphins.

It’s a relatively simple thing, snorkeling. Beginners shouldn’t find it too difficult. Snorkeling guides usually provide the needed equipment. It’s not bulky, just the snorkel and mask, a pair of fins and water wings or something if swimming is not your forte. It doesn’t take much effort as well: put on the gear and jump off the boat into underwater paradise.

On the island of Oahu, Hanauma Bay offers the best snorkeling. It’s located on the southern shore of the island, and it’s a great place for beginners. The water is very shallow and in most cases you would be able to stand, however, you shouldn’t stand because you can damage the precious coral reef on the bottom of the ocean floor.

In Maui, snorkeling places are more abundant than in Oahu. You have the choice of Black Rock, Kapalua or Molokini. Molokini, interestingly, is an underwater volcano crater. Tours leave all the time from the harbors of Ma’alaea and Lahaina if you wanted to explore. Often, they offer meals and snacks on these tours. You might want to eschew transportation on the bigger boats, if you don’t like crowds. Of course, there are many other ways of getting to your destination. You can rent or hire a private boat, for instance Smaller boats can move closer to the beautiful scenery anyway.

In Lana’i Island, you can snorkel without leaving the beach. The shallows of Hulopo’e Beach are popular with children and first-time snorkelers as a lava shelf containing amazing underwater sights of colorful fish and strange landscapes is easily accessible. Hulopo’e also has a picnic area. The idea of having lunch within sight and sound of the sparkling ocean is enough to whet the appetite, isn’t it?

In the island of Molokai, your best bet for snorkeling fun is Twenty Mile Beach. And that’s just a taste. Molokai has thirty mile of barrier reef you can frolic in. If you are able to get past the shallowness of the water and the potentially riskiness of the reef, it’s a good place to be.

Hawaii, being the biggest island, has the most places to snorkel in. Kahula Beach, in particular, is a favorite of many locals and visitors alike. It offers great options to a wide range of snorkelers from beginners to experts. Touring Kealakekua Bay is a great, sunny, half-day expedition. Lunch and cocktails are included in the tour also. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a novice or professional. The Hawaiian underwater scene will enthrall and move you.

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