Snorkeling in Oahu is on of the most rewarding activities that almost anybody can do. If you can stand in 3 feet of water and bend over, you can snorkel. If you are going to do some snorkeling on your vacation and want to see a lot of fish in one spot, I suggest that you go to Oahu’s #1 snorkel spot, Hanauma Bay Nature Park. Hanauma Bay once the playground for Hawaiian royalty is now a state underwater park and conservation district. Hanauma Bay has thousands of colorful striped manini, silvery needlefish, buttercup yellow tang, large and quick Palani, stunning Moorish idols, opalescent parrotfish and Hawaii’s State Fish the Humuhumunukunukuapua’a (trigger fish).
Here are a few other great Oahu snorkeling spots:
Sharks Cove, on the north shore, between Haleiwa and Pupkea.
Maleakahana Beach Park, just north of La’ie Town.
Kuilima Cove at Turtle Bay.
Once you get to Oahu, there are plenty of companies that will rent you snorkel gear for about $10.00 per day. You may also opt to take your own since it doesn’t really take up much room. Try snorkeling while you are in Oahu and see if you don’t agree that this is one fantastic way to Discover Oahu. There are plenty of snorkeling adventures available at Hawaii activities. You can find a link to their site in the column to the right.
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