Its getting so tough now to understand what people mean by "great snorkeling." On some reviews Mana gets adjectives like fantastic, beautiful, terrific and others people say it was only so so. Which is it, great or not so great. To me great is Palau's
Big Drop Off & Turlte cove - soft healty corals, occasional reef sharks, clear water, tons of tiny fish, one or two huge Napolean Wrass and schools of parrot fish, trevally etc. I am so happy for those first time snorkelers who are thrilled to see tropical fish and crystal waters but from what perspective do they see really see this. Example, in Hawaii some sunsets are great, others so so and others spectacular. I'm looking for the resort in Fiji where I can jump right from my Bure into a tropical aquarium. Can someone who knows what the good stuff is down there put me on the money spot. I'm not interested in pretty good, its got to be out of this world if I'm gonna jump on a jet and leave Oahu. Good Enough here is Hanauma Bay, Maui; Honolua Bay and Molokini. Mana seems reasonably priced, easy to get to and not too shabby. But really how good is the reef? An Aussies said in his review that it wasn't that good! Wow. I hope he was wrong otherwise I've got to keep looking.
thanks for reading my rant.