On water activities in Hawaii
On visiting Hawaii, People from all around the world do participate in water activities and sports. The facilities for such activities are very good throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
For sports fishing, the best international place known is Kona Coast, The Big Island. You can hunt for blue marlin, tuna, sailfish and mahimahi. If you find it difficult then take the help from the sports fishing booking agencies which will provide you with all the equipment and charge reasonably.
You can get the chance to watch whales from Kauai, Lanai, and Oahu in the winter season but
If, you are interested in watching whales from the shore, then instead of going into the sea, then, Maui is the place for it. The best spots for whale watching are Olowalu Reef, McGregor Point and Puu Olai. A large number of visitors are also interested in watching the whales passing through the waters of Kona Coast every winter season at the Big Island.
Lanai is the place that provides best snorkeling, surfing, wind surfing and scuba diving spots in Hawaii .Although it is difficult to reach here but it’s the reason that it is not a very much developed area and has the best water clarity as compared to other places in Hawaii. Kauai is a place for all types of surfers. For experts, Hanalei Bay and for learners Poipu Beach are excellent for surfing. Tubing and water skiing are the two main specialties of Kauai. You can do freshwater water skiing on the Wailua River. This is the place where the Huleia River is located, where the Indiana Jones ran for his life to his plane in the film Raiders of the Lost Ark. You can learn windsurfing and Kite surfing at the Anini Beach, Kauai, as it is one of safest beach in Hawaii.
In winter, the beaches of Molokai are very dangerous for snorkeling because of the ocean waves generated by storms originating from Alaska. But there are some beaches which are safe for some period of time in summers and suitable for snorkeling where you will see butterfly fish and tangs. The Kealakekua Bay (The Big Island) is also a good spot for snorkeling and diving underwater.
Hanauma Bay is one of the best Snorkeling spots in Hawaii which is crowded with people for its warm and clear waters. If think you are brave enough then have a snorkel at the Shark’s Cove where risk of sharks, lava originating from the earth and deep sea caves will be a great adventure.
One of the best water experiences at the Hawaiian islands is the submarine dives, in which, one hour underwater trip on a submarine will allow you to explore the sea life. Even a 100 feet below the sea, you will have glimpses of creatures which you might have not seen even on TV.
There is also an opportunity for the divers to go underwater and swim with dolphins, octopuses and turtles at the Kealakekua Bay on the Big Island.
The beaches of the Big Island are suitable for surfing for only experts whereas the Molokai and Waikiki offer equal opportunities for beginners as well as experts.
A-Bay is a very good place for windsurfing beginners as the wind is always blowing towards the beach and if someone gets into trouble, he will be brought back to the shore by the wind.
Hapuna Beach and Leleiwi Beach in the Big Island are also very good places for Kayaking. At the west side of Big Island, You will find many operators which offer services to visitors for scuba diving. Then, for professional divers, there is an opportunity to swim in the waters where lava flows into the ocean. It is an unforgettable experience. Swimming with Manta Rays, 14 foot long harmless creatures, is also loved by the visitors, beginners or experts.
If scuba diving is not a great attraction for you, then try snuba. Its very much like scuba diving, the diver has to wear a regulator and a mask and a tank connected to the regulator can take the diver almost 25 feet down the sea surface.
You can find best places for scuba diving on Oahu. These are Mahi, and Kahuna Canyon here you can see crabs, octopi, parrotfish, unicorn fish, lobsters and sharks, occasionally.