Top Five snorkeling spots in the Islands: HAWAII Magazine Facebook poll resultsby: Maureen O'Connell
posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 at 05:05 PM
No. 2 (tie)
MOLOKINI, MAUI COUNTY
Molokini, a state Marine Life and Bird Conservation District, is located three miles off of Maui's southwestern coast. The islet's crescent shape protects snorkelers and divers from waves and strong currents. The crater is reportedly home to more than 250 marine species and 38 "hard" coral species.
TUNNELS BEACH, KAUAI
Tunnels Beach, also known as Mauka Beach, is located along Kauai's north shore, near Haena Beach Park. In addition to great snorkeling in shallow inner reef areas and tougher-to-navigate outer reefs, there's a view of Makana Peak, which was dubbed "Bali Hai" for the movie South Pacific (1958).
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