Where do I start? The experience was one in a million- so very special and personal. It is not a commercial excursion or tour. We saw their turtle project flyer and called to inquire. CT explained the project to us and thankfully was able to get us in during our vusit to Maui.
We are not a family of snorkelers or even avid swimmers. We have tried snorkel excursions in the past and found the snorkeling part boring as we didn't really learn how or venture out very far. We are a family of five with 3 children ages 6, 13, and 15. The 13 year old was scared to go but we promised her it would be safe and that she didn't need to do anything she wasn't comfortable with. Well, let me tell you, she was the hardest to get out of the water at the end and enthusiastically continued to show is her finds on the water.
CT and Mel were the marine biologist that personally took our family under their wings. They first taught us interesting facts about the turtles and some fish we would see on the beach. They were such great teachers who spoke age appropriately to each child. They gave them each a kit to take with them to remember their lessons. They smoothly taught us about our snorkel equipment and "hand held us" through the process and made it so smooth and easy for us ALL, parents included, to learn and enjoy the experience.
They were so good with our 6 year old! And all of us really. Everyone now would love to snorkel again from the enthusiasm and knowledge rubbed off on us by the wonderful people who work on this project. Highly recommend!
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