There’s a whole new rage taking over the water sports community. It’s called snuba and it is magically awesome!
In the past people on vacation in Hawaii would flock to gorgeous snorkeling and scuba spots on the Hawaiian Islands to see beautiful marine life right in front of them.
Some of those spots include Hanauma Bay, Electric Beach and Shark’s Cove on Oahu. Molokini Crater in Maui (gorgeous location and perhaps the best snorkeling spot in the world!). Kealakekua Bay on the Big Island and Ke’e Beach on Kauai. These locations are awesome for snorkeling and scuba.
We’re talking about SNUBA, though…a cross between snorkeling and scuba.
What is SNUBA?
Basially, snuba is a form of surface-supplied air from a raft, kayak or small boat. The person who is diving wears flippers, a diving mask and weights. There is a regulator on the mask that runs to the air supply system on the vessel above via tubing. The weights are so the person can actually submerge into the water and swim around to explore.
Snuba is super safe. There is always a trained professional keeping an eye on all divers. The breathing system is expertly developed by SNUBA international. So, relax and enjoy the magic of snuba on your visit to Hawaii.
Best Places to SNUBA in Hawaii During Your Visit
· Big Island Water Sports, Kahanuola /Honokohau Harbor on the Big Island
· Body Glove Hawaii, Kailua-Kona on the Big Island
· Four Seasons Resort-Manele Bay on Lanai
· Aqua Adventures at the Molokini Crater on Maui
· Lani Kai at the Molokini Crater on Maui
F· Holole’a Kai at Ko’Olina on Oahu
· Pacific Beach Hotel Oceanarium in Honolulu
Note: Maui has A LOT of places that offer snuba. If you’re on that Island for your holiday just ask around…there’s bound to be one nearby!
Why is Snuba So Magical?
Snorkeling is great but it has its limitations. You need to stay close to shore and can’t dive for long periods of time to “hang out” with the marine life. Scuba is awesome, but you need to get certified, become good at it, and lug around a heavy air tank. Snuba is the perfect mix of both of them. You can dive in semi-deep water, and stay submerged because of the weights and the breathing system.
It doesn’t take long to watch an educational video or receive a safety and instructional class (one hour tops!) and then you can be “doing the snuba” with tropical fish, Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu), moray eels and rays. A must do on your Hawaii holiday to create that memorable experience of a lifetime!