This trip is open to both certified and non-certified divers!
Lava Tube Turtle Snorkel
Visit the resting and feeding areas of the Green Sea Turtle!
The tour visits Makaha Caverns. Underwater lava tubes, both collapsed and intact, provide resting areas for the green sea turtles. The turtles are there every day, and the reef is about 15ft from the surface, making for excellent snorkeling. While you can see turtles on the bottom, the closest viewing is generally when they come to the surface to breathe. Many fish species are also in the area. Your guides will be able to tell you what you are seeing.
The name of the tour is Snorkel with Turtles! Your guides and captain will try their best to help you view them. You can expect about a 95% chance of success. The ocean is still a wild thing though, and there is never a guarantee.
Your guides are experienced Hawaii watermen/women. Besides the instruction and safety they will provide you with, they also have access to large rescue floats you have the option to hold onto. This may be best for people not comfortable in the open ocean. These floats are equipped with underwater propulsion vehicles that can help move snorkelers to the best spots for viewing.