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Oahu Pictures - Hanauma Beach

Discover sea turtles while snorkeling at Hanauma Bay Beach
 
Oahu Pictures - Hanauma Beach - Nature Preserve: Being in such close proximity to Waikiki, Hanauma Beach is the most visited snorkel site on Oahu. The snorkeling inside this once a volcanic crater is considered the absolute best. Hanauma Bay is open 6 am to 6 pm daily and is closed on Tuesdays. It stays open until 10 pm on Saturdays for night snorkeling and may be less crowded for the then although this activity is gaining in popularity.
Walk around the eastern side of Hanauma Beach to a place locally known as the “Toilet Bowl”. It is a 30 foot rounded hole at the end of a long ocean channel that was eroded out of the lava rock by the continuous waves. As the waves come in the water level would rises. This is the time to jump in. Then the water recedes until you were standing at the bottom. When the waves come back in it will float you right back up to the top. There is also a lava tube next to the bowl that runs under the lave shelf. If you can hold your breath for 30 seconds or so you could let the current suck you into the tube and re-surface 30 – 40 feet away. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve: Being in such close proximity to Waikiki, Hanauma Beach is the most visited snorkel site on Oahu. The snorkeling inside this once a volcanic crater is considered the absolute best. Hanauma Bay is open 6 am to 6 pm daily and is closed on Tuesdays. It stays open until 10 pm on Saturdays for night snorkeling and may be less crowded for the then although this activity is gaining in popularity. Walk around the eastern side of Hanauma Beach to a place locally known as the “Toilet Bowl”. It is a 30 foot rounded hole at the end of a long ocean channel that was eroded out of the lava rock by the continuous waves. As the waves come in the water level would rises. This is the time to jump in. Then the water recedes until you were standing at the bottom. When the waves come back in it will float you right back up to the top. There is also a lava tube next to the bowl that runs under the lave shelf. If you can hold your breath for 30 seconds or so you could let the current suck you into the tube and re-surface 30 – 40 feet away.

BIO about Ron Dahlquist, Photographer of Waikiki Beach Image:
Ron Dahlquist grew up in Southern California and began his career as a surf photographer. In the early 70’s, he moved to Colorado. He shot skiing in the winter and everything from rodeos to rafting in the summer. The diversity of each season in the Rocky Mountains brought endless creative opportunities. While living in Colorado, he also managed to take many trips to Hawaii to shoot the big surf. Even though Ron loved Colorado, he became captivated by the beauty and splendor of the islands. His photographs range from sports to sensitive pictures of the environment. He has won numerous awards throughout the years. This past year, he won "Best Sports Photo" and "Best in Show" in the Professional Photographer's of America photography contest. The previous year, his photograph of a surfer in the barrel of a wave won first place in the International Photography Awards, Sports Category.
 
 
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