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Big Island Stories & Questions Left By Others

Click below to read the Big Island snorkeling stories and questions that other people have shared. Feel free to leave a comment or answer a question. Try to keep your comments on topic or start another story in the form above.

Two Step Snorkeling Tales, Big Island Hawaii 
You wrote an excellent article on Two Step on the Big Island, Hawaii. It was very detailed and excellent advice on how to exit and enter using the swell …

Follow The Shadow, You Won't Be Disappointed... 
On one of our Big Island trips my girlfriend and I pulled up to "two step" for a snorkel on a overcast and rainy day. The place was deserted. We climbed …

Manta Ray Night Snorkeling Big Island 
I went night snorkeling with the Manta Rays on the Big Island. I am a beginner snorkeler and very much afraid of deep water. I knew that it was the thing …

Snorkeling Hapuna Beach - Middle Coral & Turtles 
The main snorkeling for Hapuna may be on the left or right side, but there is a smallish standalone formation right in the middle of the beach that is …

Snorkeling With Dolphins At Two Steps, Big Island 
Everyone we talked to told us to go snorkeling at Two Steps. So our first night in Kona, we rented our snorkel gear and headed down there. We swam with …

Snorkeling At Kahaluu Big Island 
We love snorkeling at Kahalu'u. Why? Because even when it is too windy to snorkel at our other Big Island spots on the Kohala coast, we can drive down …

Snorkeling With Kids On The Big Island? 
We will be on the Big Island next summer and I would like find some good spots for snorkeling with kids; they will be 11, 10, 9 and 4 at the time. Any …

One Day To Snorkel On The Big Island, Hawaii? 
I have one day to snorkel on the Big Island, Hawaii. I am wondering which you would choose, Two Steps or Captain Cook? I can see you love the Place …

Great Snorkeling at Ke'ei Beach - Big Island Hawaii 
I just got back home from snorkeling off the rocks near Ke'ei Beach on the Big Island, Hawaii. We really liked this spot - fun entry off rocks into deep …

Hilo Shoreline Snorkeling Possibilities - Big Island Hawaii 
I wanted to share another Hilo shoreline snorkeling option. You're right that the Richardson's/Leleiwi area is one of the best snorkeling spots on the …

Monty the Monk Seal - Big Island Hawaii 
Last March when we were on our vacation we went snorkeling at our favorite spot, Honaunau on the Big Island. Suddenly were joined by a very curious and …

Tippy The White Tip Reef Shark - Big Island Hawaii 
While snorkeling at Honaunau one morning in late February 2011 we noticed a diver in the far corner of the reef closest to the Place of Refuge so quickly …

Exiting At Two Step, Honaunau, Big Island Snorkeling 
We were looking for instructions for exiting at Two Step Honaunau snorkeling spot on the Big Island. My husband & I are heading back to Kona soon. We aren't …

Kayak And Snorkel Tour To Kealakekua Bay - Big Island 
We took a kayak and snorkel tour to Kealakekua Bay and I wanted to give some helpful information about the kayak situation at Kealakekua Bay on the Big …

Snorkeling Old Airport in Kona, Big Island 
The snorkeling at the Old Airport in Kona is not to be missed. You feel a little bad about being able to see it for free when you notice the Body Glove …

Snorkeling Milolii Boat Launch - Big Island Hawaii 
I wanted to share my story about snorkeling Milolii Boat Launch on the Big Island, Hawaii. This is a small working fishing village on the south Kona coast. …

Great Snorkeling at "End of the Road" Puako - Big Island 
I found great snorkeling at the end of the road at Puako. The afternoon that I arrived back on the Big Island for a vacation, I was snorkeling-deprived. …

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