Touristy, i know, but we went to Hanauma Bay. But it was awesome for a starter! Here are some pictures of the gorgeous beach!There is a $7.50 admission fee, but it was totally worth it! There will be lots of tours that will offer shuttles and snorkel gear rentals up to Hanauma Bay
(which doesn’t include the admission fee..), but if this is your FIRST TIME snorkeling, I would suggest you check to see the snorkeling gear has a safety valve! This means that water is prevented from going into your snorkel so you won’t be inhaling water! We made the right choice to rent at the beach because they had really good gear.It was not hard to find fishes there and we were lucky enough to see a sea turtle!!
Though the beach is very cautious on preserving the beach and the coral – they will make you watch a video before heading down to the beach – I found it sad that there were not much corals left…it was very “grey” looking under water and not as colourful as I thought.
All in all, it was a good snorkeling area !