Hi Surfers, Here on Maui we share the water with many different types of ocean creatures. One common one you may see is the Turtle or “Honu” in Hawaiian. There are actually several different types of turtles found in Hawaiian waters.
Maui Snorkeling Q&A
Do I need to know how to Swim to go Snorkeling?
Yes, to snorkel you must know how to swim. Even if you are in standing depth water, you might get in a current that takes you out of your depth. In the water you don’t weigh much, and even a tiny current can move you. So you must know how to swim well enough to be able to tread water and keep your head above water, and you must be able to make it through the water well enough to get yourself back to shore.
Snorkel on Maui
Snorkeling on Maui is fun and everyone should try it. Please note that snorkeling is a swimming sport so you will need to be able to swim. Snorkeling lessons are available. Most strong swimmers can teach themselves in calm shallow water or in a pool. We provide rental snorkel gear. Our shop staff are happy to help you find a good fit mask and fins. More…