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Are Full Face Snorkel Masks Worth the Risk?

Today you can buy many different types of snorkeling masks, with different technology. One that is rising in popularity is the full face snorkel masks. While the idea of a full face mask sounds great in concept, it has shown itself to be more dangerous than you might think. We’ve got the scoop on full…

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November 14, 2019

Maui Turtle Town Snorkeling: Is It Worth the Effort?

Are turtles one of your favorite animals? You’ve definitely seen a turtle at a pet shop or in photos before, but have you seen one larger than you and in person? Maui is home to the greatest place for snorkeling with the Hawaiian green sea turtle: Turtle Town. The strip known as Turtle Town has…

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November 7, 2019

What Makes Maui Snorkeling/Whale Watching So Incredible?

It’s a well known fact that whales are the largest mammals in the world. The scales are tipped by the enormous blue whale, but you can find a slightly smaller (but just as impressive) sibling in Hawaii every winter. Maui is home to many Pacific Humpback whales that love to come to the surface and…

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October 31, 2019

Beautiful Maui Snorkeling Fish to See Under Glassy Waters

The beautiful waters of Maui are world-famous for a reason. Maui’s beaches are lined with halcyon water, perfect for letting you see the natural beauty hiding just below. Thousands of species of marine life call Maui home, ranging from dolphins to turtles and beyond. But you also can’t miss the prismatic schools of fish. Keep…

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October 24, 2019

Maui Daily Snorkeling Conditions That You Will Completely Love!

You’ve probably heard that Maui is a good spot for snorkeling, but do you know why? The daily conditions are absolutely perfect, providing a comfortable climate almost any day of the year! Not only is the weather warm, but the natural geography of the island makes calm areas of water ripe for seeing fish. Check…

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October 17, 2019

Top 5 Snorkeling Wetsuits to Wear in Maui

Have you been daydreaming about your upcoming snorkeling adventure in tropical Maui? Have you considered what you’re going to do about a wetsuit yet? The waters are always pleasantly warm, but you might be more comfortable wearing a wetsuit for extra protection! Picking a wetsuit can absolutely be overwhelming, so read the rest of this…

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October 10, 2019

Where to Go for Easy Snorkeling in Maui

Have you been frantically trying to find easy snorkeling in Maui? The eye-popping island of Maui sports more than 30 miles of beaches, so there are certainly dozens of great places to snorkel. If you’ve never gone snorkeling before or maybe aren’t super confident, then you’ll probably want to find easy snorkeling in Maui. Just…

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October 3, 2019

Tips for Snorkeling 101: How to Prepare to Snorkel

Are you worried about the physical demands of snorkeling for the first time? If you’ve never snorkeled before, it can certainly be hard to properly prepare. While just about anyone can snorkel even if you don’t know how to swim, taking the time to physically prepare your body for snorkeling will do you a great…

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September 26, 2019

Dry Dock 101: The In’s and Out’s of Keeping Kai Kanani Beautiful

This morning, a select group of crewmembers set out aboard the Kai Kanani II, headed for the Big Island. Their mission: make it to Honokohau Harbor in Kailua-Kona where our pride and joy will be coming out of the water for some much needed TLC. Boat people call this a “dry dock” and normally, a…

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September 25, 2019

Best Hotels for Snorkeling in Maui

Are you thinking about seeing tropical fish and enormous whales in Maui, but you don’t yet have a lodging solution? With all the beauty and glamour of the Hawaiian Islands, you’ll certainly want to find a hotel or resort that optimizes your stay from service to comfort to the best value. Check out the rest…

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September 19, 2019

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Snorkeling in Maui

If you’ve never had the life-changing experience of snorkeling in Maui, then there’s a lot you might not know about it. Snorkeling enthusiasts all agree that Maui offers some of the best snorkeling opportunities in all of the world. Read the rest of this article to learn 10 new things you probably didn’t know about…

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September 12, 2019

Which is More Fun, Snorkeling in Maui or Kauai?

When you think of the tropical islands of Hawaii, great snorkeling should be one of the first places that comes to mind. Hawaii’s beautiful islands are perfect for snorkeling, with gorgeous coral reefs and thousands of sea creatures and tropical fish, many that are endemic to Hawaii. For snorkeling, most people think of Maui, but…

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September 5, 2019