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Address: Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI

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My Favorite Snorkel Site for Entry into the water

This is a very easy spot to get into the water and begin snorkeling or scuba. The site is an abandoned wharf from years gone by. The state has fastened a very sturdy stainless... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
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Allen, Texas
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Allen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is a very easy spot to get into the water and begin snorkeling or scuba. The site is an abandoned wharf from years gone by. The state has fastened a very sturdy stainless steel ladder to the concrete which makes it very easy to get in and out with fins. The site is full of yellow tang and angel... More 

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Minturn, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

I am not sure if there are issues with exposure to currents and waves here on a normal day, but on a clear, calm day in June, this is, by far, the best snorkeling on the entire Kohala Coast. Obviously, the protected Northern wall will be nice, but it is also very nice 30 meters south of the wall and... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

We drove to this site from our hotel. It was awesome. You can drive right up to the water, get your gear on and go. The water was calm and clear. We saw abundant fish of all colors. The ladder to get into the water is a bit dicy, but is usefull.

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Mahukona was once a port, with a railway bringing sugarcane from Kohala. It's now a oool swimming hole, with fun little trails to hidden beaches and camping and fishing spots. Enjoy!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

This old, abandoned sugar plant is now a terrific harbor for snorkeling. There is a slippery ladder into a protected inlet, with sometimes big waves crashing in so be careful. Once in the water, you'll enjoy seeing a lot of aquatic life, and the bottom of the harbor has some old shipping equipment covered in coral. Probably best for those... More 

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

The place looks a bit scary- like from a horror film a bit- but we stopped by on our way to Hawi and I'm glad we did. We tried snorchling there for the first time during our stay in Hawaii and it was beautiful, I really enjoyed a lot. We were there in the moning and, as we were so... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

We parked on the old jetty, and entered the water by simply jumping off the side. You will need to be an intermediate level swimmer/snorkelling as there is a wave surge that comes through. There is a large variety of fish, on one of the days we were there we also swam with a couple of turtles. In the middle... More 

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257 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Not too busy spot, where you can literally park your car, open the trunk, get the snorkeling gear and hop inside. Sea is really calm - not a beach but an old abandoned sugar factory Barbour. Crystal clear water and easy access to snorkeling and swimming. Not much coral but the underwater landscape is interesting: large variety of fish with... More 

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Santa Clara, California, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

I went south through the camping area, and there were stray cats everywhere. It was really very eerie. Too bad cats have gone wild, trails were scattered liter boxes.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

Recently we went to Mahukona Beach Park and went snorkeling with friends. It was our first time there. Access to the water was down a ladder from an old cement pier. The waves made this a little tricky. A poor swimmer might have been in danger. There were an incredible number of fish and several species that are uncommon elsewhere... More 

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