There is not many places to go snorkeling around Hilo but Richardson Beach has some great areas to see tropical fish. It is not as good as the Kona side beaches but it is well protected and you can see a nice variety. Plus it is fun to be on the water and not so crowded that you feel confined. There are giant turtles around this area which you can see, but don't follow them for long! They will turn and snap at you. They don't like tailgaters. Just watch them from a distance. You have to go when the water is clear. After the rain, the water turns mucky and sight visibility is poor.
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