Is it safe to snorkel in Hawaii?

Is it safe to snorkel alone in Hawaii?

Never snorkel alone.

No matter how wonderful the ocean conditions may seem, always snorkel Hawaii with a buddy.

Is it safe to snorkel in Honolulu?

Yes, it’s usually safe to snorkel in Waikiki, but there are times when the surf and currents are strong, especially with the summer swells. Not only are those times dangerous, but they also have poor visibility, so it’s not worth snorkeling when the waters aren’t calm. Always snorkel with a buddy.

Is snorkeling safe for non swimmers?

The short answer is yes, doing it right non-swimmers can snorkel! Once understanding this, a shallow waters area is needed to offer the briefing, where non- swimmers feel safe and open to listening to any instruction.

Is Sharks Cove safe?

Shark’s Cove is very safe during the summer for kids with decent swimming ability.

Do I need to know how do you swim to snorkel in Hawaii?

You don’t need to know how to swim. You MUST wear an inflatable snorkel vest (not a pool noodle) and you MUST wear fins. You should also ALWAYS be with a buddy and don’t snorkel alone.

Do I need a wetsuit to snorkel in Hawaii?

If you’re snorkeling in tropical areas such as the Maldives, Hawaii, Bahamas, etc, then you will not usually need a wetsuit. … Usually you will not see people wearing wet suits while simply snorkeling.

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What should you not do while snorkeling?

Do not touch corals, fish or turtles. The only thing you can touch safely is sand and rock and water (that means with your fins also). Read our snorkeling etiquette page for learning how to develop skills for taking a break in the water without having to stand. Don’t use harmful sunscreen.