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“Underwater Eye Candy”
Review of Kapoho Tide Pools

Kapoho Tide Pools
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$415.62*
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Big Island in 3 Days: Snorkeling, Hiking, Camping and Volcanoes National Park
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Pahoa
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hawaii
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Underwater Eye Candy”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

The best place on the Big Island for beautiful snorkeling.
The coral reefs, lava caves, colorful tropical fish of all sizes and the occasional Sea Turtle gliding by. Even saw a stingray and octopus 1 day!
Absolutely Awesome!!
I live in the area so frequent this place regularly always leaving and returning to my own retreat / bootcamp so peaceful and relaxed. All of my campers Love going there!
There are some views of this on my web site along with a video. body temple boot camp

Visited September 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Kid Safe Major League Snorkeling!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

These multiple tide pools stretching out towards the open ocean are a hidden gem of snorkeling! I have probably snorkeled almost 20 times in Hawaii and this is one of the best places for kids and adults. Why? Close to shore there very shallow pools with no waves for kids. Walk out 50 yards on the lava rock (must wear aquashoes or old snaekers to protect your feet) and you find deeper water, still no waves, with more varieties of tropical fish. The water is warm with no sand to cloud your view of the marine life and the bottom of the pools. In one tidal pool about 30' in diameter I saw about 30 variety of tropical fish! I saw beautiful corals. Further out I discovered a 11/2' black Sea Cucumber and an Eel. If you want more adventure snorkel futher out for more current and solitude. It is actually a fairly large area to explore.

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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5 attraction reviews
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“Amazing fish watching!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

It is like being in a big aquarium. I really loved being here. Next time I will plan to bring to bring an underground camera to take pictures.

Visited July 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic snorkeling!”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

We didn't find this place hard to get to at all, but we had a guidebook that gave really good directions. It's a bit out of the way, and when you get there, don't be deceived! The pools are deeper than they look and the snorkeling is fantastic! We saw a sea cucumber, a'ha, kihikihi, hinalea i'iwi, snowflake moray eel, hinalea lauwili, and so much more! Highly recommended snorkeling spot!

Visited August 2013
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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fun Enjoyable Afternoon”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Hard to find, but once there we had a peaceful time just snorkeling on our own. The fish were not abundant, but there was a nice variety. There are several Tide pools to chose from so you can always find a quiet one without lots of people in your way.

Visited August 2013
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