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Hilo: Sea Turtle Lagoon and Black Sand Beach Snorkel

1. Hilo: Sea Turtle Lagoon and Black Sand Beach Snorkel

This is your opportunity to swim in a lagoon full of abundant sea life. Join your hosts on a fully guided and narrated beach snorkel tour along the pristine Hilo coastline. Make 2 snorkeling stops and also enjoy island snacks and juices. The volcanic beaches are renowned for their abundant sea turtle population, and the brackish water bays and lagoons are home to a wealth of sea life including octopus, eagle and manta rays, eels, corals, and tropical reef fish. Your experienced snorkel guide will teach you about the beautiful and lush surroundings, how the beaches and volcanic islands are made, and about the abundant marine world which lies below. Newcomers to snorkeling and children are welcome. Your trained guide will teach you the basics and be with you every step of the way to make sure you feel safe and comfortable. Children will be introduced to nature in a spectacular way.

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Hilo: Dolphin Adventure and Tropical Reef Snorkel Boat Tour

2. Hilo: Dolphin Adventure and Tropical Reef Snorkel Boat Tour

Make the most of your time in Hilo and discover Hawaii’s abundant coastline, bursting with diverse sea life including sea turtles, octopus, manta rays, eels, tropical reef fish, and much more. Meet your crew and board the vessel in Wailoa Boat Harbor, then venture onto the open waters where scenic views and coral reef await. Enjoy a guided adventure along the coastline and explore coves where pods of dolphins hideaway and often play in the wake of the boat. Stop off in one of these idyllic coves and snorkel in search of colorful marine life as you swim through untouched reef structures and sand patches. Continue your tour to your second snorkeling location and learn about the exotic sea creatures that lurk within the reef's ecosystem and along Hilo's coastlines including tropical reef fish, eels, and manta rays. Take in the breathtaking views of the ocean as you ride along the Hamakua Coast. Discover a hidden world under the surface of the water as you snorkel, raft, and lookout for dolphins. Throughout the trip, listen to your captain and crew share information about Hawaii’s sea life and underwater world.

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Hilo: Introductory 1 Tank Beach Dive

3. Hilo: Introductory 1 Tank Beach Dive

Try scuba diving with professionally trained scuba instructors. Learn the basics of this underwater activity with a comprehensive introductory course on this fantastic outing in Hilo. Begin with a 45-minute classroom instruction from your professional teacher. Take part in 45-minutes of pool skills that will provide you with a useful simulation, similar to the real thing. Next, head out on your first open water ocean dive. Discover the beautiful underwater world and enjoy 45-minutes of open water diving (ocean dive) for an approximate total of 4-hours.

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Hilo: 1-Tank Certified Beach Dive at Sea Turtle Cove

4. Hilo: 1-Tank Certified Beach Dive at Sea Turtle Cove

After gathering at the meeting point, you will begin your one-tank shore dive along the lush and iconic East Hawai‘i coast. Your tour departs from the Hilo Ocean Adventures shop, ventures a few miles along the beautiful shore to the breathtaking dive site. Hilo is especially unique as the cool fresh water springs that enter the sea along the coast regulates ocean temperatures and prevents coral bleaching. You can dive the untouched reef walls and spectacular rock formations, and immerse yourself in East Hawaii's thriving and diverse sea life. The coastline is renowned for the abundant sea turtle population, and the brackish water is home to a wealth of diversity including octopus, eagle and manta rays, eels, coral, and tropical reef fish. Your dive master will guide you on an incredible journey through the abundance of sea life below, and will ensure you have a fun and memorable experience. Leave your gear at home and dive using top-of-the-line equipment which includes 2018 Atomic Z3 regulators and Oceanic BCD's.

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Hilo: Introductory Boat 2-Tank SCUBA Diving Course

5. Hilo: Introductory Boat 2-Tank SCUBA Diving Course

Learn the basics of SCUBA diving from one of our professionally-trained instructors. You’ll then be taken on an introductory tour of the reef to experience the marine life underwater.  Take a tour that includes a 45-minute course, where you'll get a safety briefing, learn underwater breathing techniques, and gain insight on how your equipment works from an expert SCUBA instructor. Enjoy a light snack and fruit juice alongside two 45 minute SCUBA diving sessions. Then, head to two different dive spots, where you'll see double lava arches, sea turtles, parrotfish, manta rays, and more. This experience is perfect if you have wanted to try SCUBA diving but have not been certified yet, or for those who have already been certified, but have family members who haven't been.

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What people are saying about Hilo

This introduction to diving was excellent for newbies and people who haven’t been diving for a while and need a refresher. The teacher, Doug, was excellent and had a lot of patience for slow and steady learning. You will start off in the pool practicing skills, one of which is getting the wetsuit on!, and then you and a team of dive professionals make your way to the boat. The weather was bad this day and the team worked together with our excellent captain to find a locale where we could all feel safe to jump in and get out. On the way, we saw humpback whales and spinner dolphins! Great team, wonderful experience...I feel comfortable telling everyone to book with this company.

Didnt get to see the turtles that day but still had an amazing tour of the coral reefs at the beach. Our tour guide would dive down and carefully pick up different organisms for close up viewing (we saw sea urchins and sea cucumbers!) Our group all got along super well and we had a lot of fun together. Made for some great memories! The location is also insane! Very beautiful and worth it.

Our snorkeling excursion was excellent! Our guide was knowledgeable and extremely nice. She helped us along with two kids (7 & 9). We snorkeled, she pointed out key items in the ocean and kept us away from danger (because we had two novice swimmers). I recommend this trip for other families and people who want to snorkel in an area where there is great marine life, with great people.

The snorkeling tour was amazing! Guides were super friendly and very accommodating. We saw coral, tons of fish, and a couple turtles. I would 100% go back next time we are in Hilo!

Chavaun was amazing , upbeat great friendly vibe, patient and made sure my wife was comfortable!