Snorkeling in Oahu There are many reasons as to why visit the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. One of these is definitely to enjoy a day of Snorkeling in Oahu or to just relax in Waikiki Beach area or to have incredible marine adventures.
Snorkeling in Oahu
Waikiki is one of the many beautiful neighborhoods of Honolulu one of the main attractions in the Oahu island. Here you will be able to find Waikiki Beach one of the most gorgeous white sand beachfront of this breathtaking area; where you will be able to appreciate the contrasts between the ocean and the volcanic tuff cone known as Diamond Head. Diamond Head is part of a cone and vent system. The activities made by this vent system is better known as the Honolulu Volcanic Series. Many of the area’s landmarks are made by the eruptions of the Honolulu Volcanic Series.
Did you know you can discover Diamond Head from a helicopter?
Whether you prefer to relax on the beach, walk around a busy town or get in touch with nature, Oahu has everything you might need to have one of the best marine adventures.
Discover the Turtle Reef
Let us go offshore to submerge in these beautiful crystal-clear waters and enjoy Snorkeling in Oahu. The marine life found in this particular area is iconic. Out of Waikiki Beach, only accessible by boat, you will find the Turtle Reef where dozens of turtles come to these shallow waters to be “cleaned” by the wrasses who are long reef fish that eat the turtle’s little parasites. Between the many turtles you will find the Hawaiian Green Turtles. This is truly a spectacle you will enjoy if you go Snorkeling in Oahu.
The Hawaiian Green Turtle
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the Hawaiian Green Turtles are over 40 inches in diameter and can weigh between 200 and 500 pounds. Their diet mostly consists of algae; different seaweed species have been found over 275 in the stomachs of these magnificent green turtles. They spend most of their lives roaming the Hawaiian Islands and mostly nest at the French Frigate Sholes. Female turtles lay up to 100 eggs in one nest! Would you like to see these Hawaiian Green Turtles in their natural habitat?
Aside from the Hawaiian Green Turtles, you can also find spinner dolphins and stingrays when going Snorkeling in Oahu!
Did you know the spinner dolphin is considered to be a smaller type? They can reach lengths of up to 2 meters (7 or 6 feet) weighing between 59 and 77 kilograms (or 130 to 170 pounds). Most spinner dolphins tend to be found in the deeper ocean; but, the Hawaiian spinner dolphin tends to be closer to the coast during the day, which is why it is very likely to run into them when sailing along the islands and off the shore of Waikiki Beach.
Let’s go Snorkeling in Oahu
Have you ever seen a wild dolphin or sea turtle? Tell us all about it in the comments section! If you would like to go snorkeling in Oahu or have marine adventures in the Hawaiian Islands contact us. You can also approach the Amstar rep located at your hotel.
More experiences to try at the other Hawaiian islands
If you’re looking for ideas to experience on the other islands of Hawaii, here are some suggestions from the local experts: