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About Us

Snorkel with Turtles is the snorkeling company associated with the dive shop Island Divers Hawaii.

We have 20 years experience taking scuba divers to see turtles underwater, and there is a site close to shore where we see them every day. As we received more and more requests for just viewing the turtles in their natural environment, in May of 2021 we dedicated our largest, most stable vessel to visiting that site. Just to Snorkel with Turtles!

Why should you choose us?

Maunalua Bay is Special

Maunalua Bay is on the east side of Diamond Head. It is part of the Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and away from the other famous snorkeling site on Oahu, Turtle Canyons. Turtle Canyons is a great place to see the green sea turtle for sure, but there can be up to 12 boats visiting the site at a time post Covid. We are the only snorkeling boat in Maunalua Bay as permits are restricted there. You will probably see 2-3 dive boats out there too, as divers love turtles as well. Chose Maunalua Bay if you prefer to be away from the crowds.

Safety Is Our Priority

We strive to make your experience as safe and enjoyable as possible. All of our boats are Coast Guard certified with licensed captains. Our guides are CPR and water safety trained. We also employ positive flotation for everyone for safety and visibility in the water. Our powered rescue floats help even weak swimmers have an excellent experience.

Experience Is Our Trademark

While dedicated snorkeling tours are fairly new to the operation, we have been conducting scuba courses and dive tours on the island of Oahu for 21 years. We know the area intimately and love it for the unique and beautiful place that it is. Your guides are extremely experience water people. We love the place, the turtles, and will do everything in our power to help you have a fantastic experience.


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