I've been getting great info from the forums, and am looking for some more specific advice. I'm planning a trip to the Big Island for the first part of March. I'm most interested in whale watching and snorkeling, so I'll most likely be staying someplace on the Kohala Coast (haven't totally narrowed down which place yet).
This'll be my first trip to the BI, and as a solo, 30-something female, I'm looking for tips on how to stay safe (in addition to common-sense stuff, of course) and get the most out of my trip.
I know it's not ideal to snorkel on your own, but are there sites that are best for that? Any particular spots to avoid? I do plan to take a tour or two, as well.
I'm also wondering if anyone has personal experience with any solo traveler sites--I was thinking of seeing if I could meet up with someone just to have a snorkel or hiking buddy, but there are a lot of forums out there and I was hoping to see how it'd worked for others.
Thanks for any help!