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February 16, 2020

Located off the coast of South Maui, Molokini Crater is a popular destination for sightseers, snorkelers, and divers alike. This partially submerged volcanic crater is not only beautiful to look at, but it also creates excellent conditions for snorkeling and diving. Its crescent shape protects swimmers from the ocean waves, allowing them to leisurely enjoy the colorful reef and the unrivaled visibility (sometimes 150 feet!). For experienced diver...

May 25, 2019


Time: 1.5-3 HOURS (Hiking time)

Distance: 3.8 MILES

Elevation Gain: 1300 FEET

Foot Traffic: MODERATE

Challenges: Shadeless, All Uphill Return, Carrying Dive Gear

What to Bring: Water (>2L), Hiking Shoes, Sunscreen, Snack, Swimsuit, Towel, Snorkel Gear

Sights: Captain Cook Monument, Kealakekua Bay, Fishies, Spinner Dolphins

A hike with some historical significance, this trail takes you from up on the Big Island's southwestern clif...

August 25, 2018

Located on the North Shore of Oahu, Shark's Cove is an awesome local spot with a lot to offer depending on the mood you are in. You can make it a relaxing day and wade in the tidepools or work on your tan on the beach. For those feeling more adventurous, you can jump off some of the rocks, snorkel the reef or even scuba dive through caves formed by lava. After you get your fill of the cove, simply walk across the street and get a meal at one of t...

March 4, 2018

 An opportunity to snorkel with one of Earth's most misunderstood creatures, the cageless shark snorkel on the North Shore of Oahu is one memorable experience. Free dive with sharks in their natural habitat, ranging from Galapagos to Sandbar Sharks and sometimes even Tiger Sharks. For those willing to put your fears behind you, it is an opportunity you won't regret.

Unlike some places in the world (cough Australia) Hawaii is not known for its dang...

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