The stunning surroundings of Hanauma Bay is considered by many as an spectacular snorkeling site in Oahu! I have been here twice. Sadly, during my third visit in Oahu, we didn't get to enter because they were super packed and it was full, so the entrance was blocked off. So with that said come here early!
Before getting in the water, visitors are required to watch an informational video about the bay. Snorkeling gears are readily available for rent as well. Like I said, this popular destination can get packed, but my friends and I still managed to find a good spot on the beach! It was indeed a great experience to snorkel in Hanauma Bay! It seemed that the corals were in good shape, and my friends who swam further out were able to spot some turtles!
I definitely enjoyed my time here, but I'm still kinda bummed that I did not have my underwater camera with me that day! Lastly, they have a trolley service you can take to and from the parking lot for a small fee! It's definitely worth it if you are tired and you don't want to walk uphill!