Snorkeling in Maui – A Photo Essay.

By Posted in - Featured Post & Hawaii & Maui & Photography Posts & Photos & Travel Blog & U.S.A. on March 4th, 2013 A couple snorkeling in Maui, Hawaii.

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I love snorkeling. There is something about being in an under water world that is full of all mystery and imagination. Once your ears are submerged, the hum of life above land is muffled and your worries dissipate instantly. I could easily spend hours each day snorkeling and swimming.

So when we discovered we could rent a complete snorkel set in Maui for only $20/week we went straight to Boss Frogs and grabbed two sets. They also happened to rent underwater cameras for $20/day so we decided to splurge and rent a camera for a day as well.

If you are going to Maui I highly suggest that you go to Boss Frogs on the day you arrive and grab a snorkel set. Then you can have it whenever you feel like jumping in and swimming around. The beaches in Maui are beautiful and it’s easy even when you are driving around running an errand to simply pull over and jump in for a quick snorkel. Honestly it’s so beautiful that it is actually hard not to want to get out and go swimming every time you head out around the island.

We spent every bit of free time we had in the ocean – we saw turtles, fish and even a shark. Yes, I have a story coming up about our experience swimming with a shark – BY ACCIDENT. Very crazy and scary! Sadly, we only rented the camera for one day and on that day we saw only coral & a few fish. So there are no photos of turtles or sharks in this post but the underwater world of Maui is still very magical and I hope you enjoy the photos!







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  • Robert Tellier -

    March 4, 2013 at 6:31 am

    Great photos, thanks for sharing! I love getting up early in the morning and going for a long swim and snorkel at Turtle Bay in Maui!

    • Bethany -

      March 4, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      Oh, that sounds awesome Robert! One of my favorite memories from Maui was going for a swim around 5am and then a seal popping up less than a foot away from me!

  • Pauline -

    March 4, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Those are beautiful pictures, Beth! I had NO IDEA underwater cameras can take such (relatively) high quality photos!

    • Bethany -

      March 4, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      Thank you so much Pauline! I was really impressed with it myself. 🙂

  • Maria Alexandra -

    March 4, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I miss the underwater world so much! I haven’t gone snorkeling in a while. Gorgeous photos! 🙂

    – Maria Alexandra

    • Bethany -

      March 4, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      Me too! I can’t wait to go in a couple weeks! Glad you like the photos. 🙂

  • Annie of TravelShus -

    March 4, 2013 at 9:52 am

    brings me back…. great photos!

    • Bethany -

      March 4, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      Thanks Annie – so glad you liked the photos. 🙂

  • Andi of My Beautiful Adventures -

    March 4, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Love love love these photos!!!

    • Bethany -

      March 4, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      Thanks Andi! So glad you like them. 🙂

  • Michelle -

    March 4, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Any idea on what model of underwater camera this is?

    • Bethany -

      March 4, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      If I remember correctly it was a normal Sony Cybershot Point & Shoot in a water proof casing. Worked great and was very easy!

  • Jennifer -

    March 4, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Great photos! I also love snorkeling and looking at all of the colorful sealife.

    • Bethany -

      March 4, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      Thanks Jen! We are going to the Galapagos in a couple weeks and I can’t wait to go again. 🙂

  • Dariece – Goats On The Road -

    March 4, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Great photos guys! That’s one thing we regret not having during our travels is an underwater camera, but like you said, we should just rent one.

    Can’t wait to hear about the shark story!


  • Sofie -

    March 4, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Love the pictures and love snorkeling as well, but I must say that for $20 you can probably buy a whole snorkeling set for yourself.

  • Lauren, Ephemerratic -

    March 7, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Love that you could rent a camera, smart idea! This is making want to overcome my inability to stick my face in water and not freak out about drowning.

  • Sofia -

    March 10, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Snorkeling is so much fun, looks like you found a beautiful and colorful reef! Creepy to be swimming so close to a shark…

  • Karlon -

    March 12, 2013 at 2:56 am

    I just love snorkeling. The under water world is so much fun. We can have new experiences under the sea with an altogether new world that consists of a variety of plants and water animals. Especially when the water is so clear and you can see almost everything below there.

  • Nathan -

    March 13, 2013 at 3:18 am

    These photographs are so amazing, I fell in love with colors of life all over again. Though I don’t know how to swim, I would love to go for snorkeling. The underwater life seems to have more to offer than we all think, thanks for sharing.

  • Charu -

    March 13, 2013 at 10:51 am

    You make me miss Hawaii so much!Love these photos!

  • Dyon -

    March 14, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Your photo essays are always amazing and this time it is about snorkeling, which is a great sport in its ownself. The pictures are very eye-catchy, seems you have used a wonderful camera because these pictures have come out really clear and bright under the water as well.

  • Bryon -

    March 18, 2013 at 3:50 am

    Wow! Amazing capture! It seems like you guys had great fun. I have never done snorkeling, but after checking out these snaps I would love to try it once. I like the picture where you are just lying and relaxing in the water (black & blue picture). Nice capture!

  • emma@gottakeepmovin -

    April 5, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Some beautiful photos! Really must get myself over to more places where I can snorkel – I’ve been to Peru and snorkeled with turtles (amazing!) but want to do more! Thanks for sharing.

  • Micah -

    April 17, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Really fun shots guys! I like the purple coral shot, it looks like the “brain” of the sea! 🙂 That’s great that they let you rent cameras while you were there. What kind of cameras did they rent?

  • Bastiaan -

    April 19, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Great pictures guys! I’d love to visit Maui someday. I think thats gonna be my next travel after New Zealand! I will keep following your blog! just started mine a few months ago and you guys are a good inspiration for me!