Snorkeling in Kailua Kona Hawaii
by Iwa Kalua
(Kailua Kona ,Hawaii)
Tips for snorkeling in Kailua Kona Hawaii or kayak snorkeling any of the gorgeous areas of the Big Island such as Kealakekua Bay snorkeling and City of refuge snorkeling. First thing you need to do is get in touch with us so we can go over all your options.
Whether it is a single person a couple or a large family Aloha Kayak Co. can take care of all your needs and don't worry about your experience level. We are trained professionals with thousands of hours of ocean experience.
If you are going to go on your own we will give all the info you need to be safe, however the ocean can be your best friend giving you great memories of many great ocean experiences, but can also be your worst enemy as she surges along the Hawaiian islands.
Our ocean conditions can pose a great threat on your life, if you don't pay attention. THAT IS WHY WE SUGGEST GUIDED TOURS OVER RENTALS. BIG DIFFERENCE!!!
Here are some basic tips for kayak snorkeling the Kailua-kona, Keauhou Bay, Kealakekua Bay, Honaunau Bay , Hookena beach, no matter where you go these tips will help.
Always read posted signs for the area that you are going into.
Always monitor the water conditions its surge, tide and surf levels. If you are not paying attention to these factors you are doomed.
Never turn your back to the ocean. Always exit the water with your face towards the surf and surge. This way you cannot be surprised or knocked off your feet by the water. You will be able to expect the impact and prepare for it.
When launching a kayak or landing it. Always count the number of waves per set and the lull in between the sets. The length of the lull is the amount of time you have to enter or exit the shore.
Always make sure that your equipment is strapped or lashed to your kayak. This way if you flip over your kayak or (Huli - Hawaiian for flip) you will not lose anything. This is a very important tip.
If you do not have a dry bag we suggest you get one. If you have one at home bring it with you when you visit Hawaii it is a very important tool for exploring our diverse island. Whether exploring the ocean or hiking a rain forest. They are a must. But if you don't have one we rent them for $3.00 for the day.
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