Learn the basics of diving then take an introductory tour of the reef to experience the underwater world of beautiful Hilo, Hawaii.
Beach Snorkel – Sea Turtle Lagoon and Black Sand Beach in Hilo
Sea Turtle Lagoon and Black Sand Beach Snorkel
New to snorkeling? Not a problem! Your expertly trained guide will teach you the basics and be with you every step of the way to ensure your safety and comfort. Children are also welcome to participate and will be introduced to Mother Nature in a most spectacular way. This half-day, small group tour includes 2 snorkeling stops, island snacks and juices, and memories that will last a lifetime. (Marine life sightings are not guaranteed).
The brackish water bays and lagoons around scenic Hilo are home to a wide variety of abundant sea life. Your local, experienced snorkel guide will teach you how the black sand beaches and volcanic islands are made as well as other fascinating facts about your lush surroundings.
Grab your goggles and look below the water’s surface and discover an underwater world teeming with colorful corals, eels, eagle and manta rays and so much more! This area is well known for its large population of sea turtles and dizzying array of tropical reef fish.
Please check in 10 minutes prior to the start time of your tour. Detailed check-in directions will be included in your confirmation email.
Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hour notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather, should a tour fail to reach our minimum capacity (2) or other unforeseen circumstances. In all cases we will do our best to offer alternative dates for your tour. No-shows will be charged the full price. Late arrivals may be charged a late arrival fee. Contact us by phone (808-934-8344) to cancel or inquire about a cancellation.
This tour: Is not suitable for those who are pregnant, over 300lbs, have back problems, or cannot swim unassisted in the open ocean.
All tours: Leave promptly at the specified time. Tours will not be held back for late arrivals and missed tours will not be eligible for refund. If guests require rental gear for this adventure, they will be responsible for showing up before the specified time in order to have gear fitted and be ready for an on-time departure.
Certified Divers: Must show proof of Open Water Diver or higher certification upon check-in.
- Must be able to converse and understand detailed instruction in English.
- Must be able to carry 50lbs of equipment on your back unassisted.
- Must complete and submit PADI/NAUI mandatory medical questionnaire 72h prior to excursion (provided after booking). Those with lung, heart, or other major medical issues should contact the store for more information.
- Individuals must successfully pass classroom and confined portion of activity in order to proceed to ocean dive component.
- Refunds will not be honored for individuals who submit late medical questionnaires or who are unable to complete the activity in full.
ALL Divers: MUST wait at least 12 hours before ascending to altitude above 2,500 ft after your dive. A two-tank dive increases your wait time to 18 hours.