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Address: Pupukea, Oahu, HI HI 96712
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Amazing snorkeling!

So much fun and a family friendly activity during the summer. We saw so many fish and there's affordable snorkel rentals all around. Go early, the sun is VERY hot (at least in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

So much fun and a family friendly activity during the summer. We saw so many fish and there's affordable snorkel rentals all around. Go early, the sun is VERY hot (at least in August) and lots of people were getting some pretty bad burns (my husband included since he decided sunscreen wasn't important). Try and use reef safe sunscreen so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

best snorkeling we did on the island. fish everywhere. can't wait to go back. fish of every size, shape and color. Little rough getting over the rocks until you are in the water but great after that. Do recommend booties and gloves.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It took us around two hours by bus to get there from Ala Moana Centre, but the journey is easy, comfortable and quite scenic at times. Definitely worth the trek. The snorkeling is great and much less busy than Hanauma Bay. The coral is at a comfortable depth for snorkeling, although the entrance is a bit tricky. Plenty of fish,... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Shark's Cove is located on the north shore of Oahu and is a wonderful place to see a wide range of fish and sea turtles up close. The cove is quite rocky along the shore which presents a small challenge to climb or float over them to enter the deeper waters of cove where one can spend several hours exploring... More 

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Highland, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It was a bit crowded, but well worth it! Bring water shoes, coral everywhere. All kinds of sea animals. My kids loved it...even some cliff jumping! Do not miss this!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I've been to better snorkeling sites, there isn't much to see underwater here. On the other hand it's really good for novice swimmers and snorkelers because there was not much sea life and at low tide there aren't any waves in the cove. The waves breaking on the rocks is a pretty site tho!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

When driving around the Island in the North Share it would be a shame not to stop and see the beautiful Tide Pools even if you don't climb down and actually swim in the Tide pools with the fish only found in the Hawaiian Islands. So beautiful!

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I read in my guide book that this place is one of the best places to snorkel. We drove passed this beach of few times before we went and the parking lot was full everytime. So when we finally went on Saturday morning we knew we had to go early! We got some breakfast pastries from Ted's and got to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

cant confirm as its the only place we did snorkel - but quaint and quiet. We hired gear across the road and walked down the hill to the small beach. Points to remember - have place or person to look after your valuables. Beach shoes to negotiate sharp rocks that go to water edge would be nice too! Lots of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

During the summer the water is calm and shallow that even allows novice swimmers an opportunity to snorkel. Their are a lot of different varieties of fish and an abundance of fish to see as you snorkel or if you are a non-swimmer grab a mask and just put your head under the water and you will get an opportunity... More 

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