Oahu Snorkeling Stories and Q&A

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This is the spot to share your Oahu snorkeling stories, tips and pictures, and read what other people have experienced in Oahu, Hawaii. You can also ask any questions that have not already been answered below.

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Oahu Stories & Questions Left By Others

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Spotted A Flying Gurnard At Kuhio (Waikiki) Beach 
I spotted a Flying Gurnard at Kuhio Waikiki Beach, but it took me a while to figure out what it was. I was wading into the water after enjoying the …

Turtles Canyon... Where The Turtles Hang Out! - Oahu 
We took a trip out on a dive boat today to "Turtles Canyon" on Oahu. Turns out, it's the reef area almost directly out from the beach area in front of …

Snorkeling Hanauma Bay, Outside The Reef 
We decided that snorkeling Hanauma Bay would fit the bill because we needed to go somewhere today that was close by so that we could make an early day …

Can Geezers Snorkel In The Winter On Oahu? 
My wife and I (68 & 66) are going to Oahu in the winter, February, and are wondering if there are any good snorkeling spots that time of year which might …

Snorkeling Sharks Cove During Winter - Oahu 
Snorkeled Shark's Cove on Nov 30, during usually the winter stormy season, but the sea was unusually calm, much to the chagrin of the surfers waiting for …

Snorkeling Koolina & Kahe Point Close Calls With Currents - Oahu 
Though it's been six months since we're back from our last snorkeling trip, I am only now getting up the courage to write about it. Now, I LOVE snorkeling. …

Snorkeling The Right Side Of Waimea Bay - Oahu 
Snorkeling the right side of Waimea Bay, Oahu (next to the church tower) is deeper than the left side. It is in the 20 to 25 foot range out to the end …

Snorkeling Electric Beach Is AWESOME! - Oahu 
I'm only on Oahu for a few days of work with the Navy. Yesterday after work I went snorkeling at Electric Beach after reading the description on this website. …

Snorkeling Hau'ula - Oahu - A Little Known Gem 
I'm just wrapping up a month long stay in a friend's house in the "rural" or "country" town of Hau'ula on Oahu. I'm just a block from the water and can …

Where To Snorkel With Kids The First Time In Oahu? 
We are going to Oahu with 2 kids and none of us have snorkeled before... I am a big chicken and like the idea of snorkeling close to shore. Where do you …

The Evil Eel - Snorkeling Hanauma Bay 
Me, my dad, and my sister were snorkeling at the beginning of the outer reef at Hanauma Bay, Oahu. We were looking at the fish swimming around us. I was …



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