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Hawaii Part 10 – Snorkeling In Hanauma Bay

After finishing the awesome hike at Diamond Head, Sarah and I enjoyed some shaved ice before getting in the car and setting off down Kalaniana’ole Highway towards Hanauma Bay, our next destination.

As I’ve mentioned in several other posts, the weather didn’t always like to play along with our plans and often rained them out, however, for once the not-so-ideal weather worked in our favor. Well, at least in terms of crowd control and open parking. Haha! (Hanauma Bay is one of the most, if not the most popular place to snorkel on Oahu, so the parking lot fills and closes rather quickly.)

After parking, we grabbed our gear, went through a quick orientation video and then made the trek to the water.

I brought both my camera and GoPro HD Hero on this outing, but since the GoPro has a water housing, it was utilized a little more than my Nikon.

One thing that I will say, is that I was rather disappointed with the GoPro in terms of quality when underwater. The lens dome on the housing is not constructed in a manner that is ideal for focusing while under water. Now, I will admit that all the rain on the island had caused a lot of runoff and the water was a little on the murky side, but I do not think that issue should have caused such a poor turnout by the GoPro. I will buy a better suited housing for the GoPro on the next visit.

Anyway, here are the pictures from this adventure. As soon as I get my hands on a copy of Adobe Premiere, I’ll upload the video I shot as well. Windows Live Movie Maker just doesn’t cut it.

After finishing up at Hanauma Bay, we headed back to Fort Shafter. On the way home, we pulled over so I could take a few pictures of the sun-rays. The last few pictures are from the golf course on Fort Shafter.

As always, any picture shown here is available for purchase as a print, postcard or wrap.

Enjoy ‘em!
-Tyler

























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