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Old January 30th, 2008, 10:13 PM
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Default snorkeling in Hawaii

I heard that the water is quite cold around Hawaii. We are planning a cruise to Hawaii in March and where thinking about doing some snorkeling. Not sure to reserve a snorkeling excursion or not. Any answers are greatly appreciated.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 12:27 PM
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I have been to Hawaii many times, several islands, and different times of year. The water has not been cold any of those time. I always take my snorkeling equipment (mask & tube) and go about everyday.
Just rent a car and save on the tour cost unless you just want to stay within walking distance of your hotel. Most islands are easy to drive around.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 04:54 PM
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It wasn't cold any of the 5 places that we snorkeled on 4 islands during our cruise a year ago in January. One place to look at water temperatures: http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/dsdt/cwtg/hawaii.html
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Old January 31st, 2008, 06:04 PM
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Not sure about the temp, should be easy to find on a weather web site. Hanauma Bay in Oahu is the absolute best place to snorkel.

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Old February 2nd, 2008, 09:08 AM
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Which March sailing are you on?
Past Cruises:
2004 Coral Princess - Panama Canal
2005 Sun Princess - Eastern Caribbean
1/06 Island Princess - Hawaii
2/07 Sea Princess - Southern Caribbean
11/07 Golden Princess - Mexican Riviera
3/08 Diamond Princess - Hawaii
11/9/08 Tahitan Princess - Tahiti & French Polynesia

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9/13/09 Star Princess - Alaska
3/14/10 Golden Princess - Hawaii
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 02:14 PM
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Default Hawaian Snorkel

My wife and I travel to Hawaii every couple of years and spend every moning snokeling. We have traveled in February, March and June and never found the water cold. Many people rant and rave about Hanoma Bay, but we find it greatly overrated.

There are many great spots on Mauii in the Makena area that can be snokeled from shore. We also love the cruise and snokel to Lanai with Paragon Charters.

On the Big Island you can't beat the County Park just south of Kona. Experienced snorklers also enjoy the City of Refuge off the lava and a trip to Capt. Cook's Monument.
Bill & Pat
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