Snorkeling in Hanauma Bay and the TB dinner

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Hanauma Bay
This was the day I had been waiting for. We were going to Hanauma Bay for snorkeling!

Met up with Wendy and Sue at their hotel and drove to Keith´s house to meet the rest of the TB gang. Hanauma Bay is right around the corner from Keith´s and is located just passed Diamond Head. This is a beautiful safire blue bay great for snorkeling and scuba diving. The entrance fee was $7,5. You start with an information video about the ecosystem of the bay before you can continue down to the beach. If you are to lazy to walk you can hop on the Beach shuttle.

On the beach there are lockers, snorkel hire and restrooms. The snack bar was by the entrance, but you can bring the food down to the beach, which some of us did.
Hanauma Bay
I was eager to get into the water with my new underwater camera. Wow, was this great! Lots of colorful fish everywhere. The only down side was the low tide, which made it a bit difficult to snorkel since you scratched against the coral all the time. For photography, it was not the best conditions since the water was full of plankton and sand that was hurtles up by all the swimmers. I overheard a couple of scuba diver say that the water was very clear beyond the reefs. Since we were only at Hanauma Bay until lunch I did not make it that fare out. This is definitely a place I´m going back to. When you visit Hanauma Bay you need to come early as they limit the amount of people who can visit each day. Hanauma Bay is absolutely the highlight of Oahu. Even if you don´t snorkel it´s nice just to stay at the beach.

After some snorkeling it was time for lunch. Keith had made reservation at Kona Brewing Company, just a 5 minutes drive from the Bay. After lunch some people went for a hike. I got a ride with Wendy and Sue back to Honolulu. Did some last minute shopping at the mall since I was leaving the next day. Tonight was the big Travbuddy dinner at Duke´s.
aloneinthecrowd says:
Hej hej Sarah :D Congrats on your feature today. Well done.
Posted on: Mar 26, 2010
Koralifix says:
Congrats on this feature, Sarah! Way to go!
Posted on: Mar 26, 2010
sarahsan says:
Yeah, yeah, yeah!!! La, la, la! Envious? Not at all! Have fun with your new camera. I´m looking forward to see some of your fishy photos!
Posted on: Mar 01, 2010
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Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay
Information stand
Information stand
Information center
Information center
Information board
Information board
Humuhumunukunukuāpua´a or the Re…
Humuhumunukunukuāpua´a or the R…
Beach shuttle
Beach shuttle
The TB gang
The TB gang
Our camp site
Our camp site
Snorkel hire
Snorkel hire
Raccoon butterfly fish
Raccoon butterfly fish
Convict tang
Convict tang
Convict tang
Convict tang
Convict tang
Convict tang
Trigger fish
Trigger fish
Saddleback wrasse
Saddleback wrasse
Blue Lined Snapper
Blue Lined Snapper
Juvenile ragon wrasse (rock mover …
Juvenile ragon wrasse (rock mover…
Naso tang
Naso tang
Picasso triggerfish
Picasso triggerfish
Picasso triggerfish
Picasso triggerfish
Shoulder tang
Shoulder tang
Shoulder tang
Shoulder tang
Shoulder tang
Shoulder tang
Goat fish to the right
Goat fish to the right
White Spotted Sharpnose Puffer
White Spotted Sharpnose Puffer
White Spotted Sharpnose Puffer
White Spotted Sharpnose Puffer
White Spotted Sharpnose Puffer and…
White Spotted Sharpnose Puffer an…
Rock boring sea urchin
Rock boring sea urchin
Sailfin tang
Sailfin tang
Threadfin butterfly fish
Threadfin butterfly fish
White Spotted Sharpnose Puffer
White Spotted Sharpnose Puffer
Lunch at Kona Brewing Co.
Lunch at Kona Brewing Co.
Inside Kona Brewing Co.
Inside Kona Brewing Co.
A small guest of the restaurant
A small guest of the restaurant
View from the restaurant
View from the restaurant
Gingeraid (lemonade w/ginger)
Gingeraid (lemonade w/ginger)
Bread and garlic
Bread and garlic
Hummus
Hummus
Strawberry salad
Strawberry salad
Duke´s
Duke´s
Duke Kahanamoku
Duke Kahanamoku
Duke Khanamoku
Duke Khanamoku
Lola, Karen, Keith, Daniel, Sue an…
Lola, Karen, Keith, Daniel, Sue a…
Brendon, Sarah, Robert, Lola, Dani…
Brendon, Sarah, Robert, Lola, Dan…
Virginia struggling with her onion…
Virginia struggling with her onio…
Daniel´s in heaven!
Daniel´s in heaven!
Roselle, Nathalie, Lola and Wendy
Roselle, Nathalie, Lola and Wendy
Sue, Will and Virginia
Sue, Will and Virginia
Sarah, Daniel and Robert
Sarah, Daniel and Robert
Piña Colada
Piña Colada
Strawberry/Passion fruit margarita
Strawberry/Passion fruit margarita
Sashimi
Sashimi
Wonton
Wonton
Shrimp cocktail
Shrimp cocktail
My Seafood Luau (scallop, shrimp a…
My Seafood Luau (scallop, shrimp …
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