The founder and CEO of the Belchertown, MA-based firm Transition Forward, Allen Fitzsimmons appraises and sells assets for clients who are moving, downsizing, or selling their estates. Allen Fitzsimmons also enjoys traveling to warm destinations such as Hawaii, where he likes snorkeling. Following are some of the top-rated snorkeling locations in
1. Molokini Crater, Maui. A partially sunken volcanic crater that is accessible only by boat, Molokini Crater offers visibility up to 150 feet deep and is home to 250 species of fish and 38 kinds of hard coral. Some of its resident fish cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
2. Hanauma Bay, Oahu. Hanauma Bay offers opportunities for snorkeling for novices and veterans alike, making it a popular and often crowded snorkeling site. Its warm, clear waters invite numerous species of friendly fish and marine life such as octopus, crabs, and eels. Additionally, the area serves as a nature preserve frequented by spotted eagle rays
and sea turtles.
3. Ke’e Beach Park, Kauai. A drive to Ke’e Beach provides some of Kauai’s most breathtaking panoramic views. The beach’s tranquil waters are an ideal spot for novice snorkelers and children. Pacific green sea turtles frequent the area, which features a beach with a lushly vegetated backshore of coconut palms, guava, and ironwood trees.
4. Kealakekua Bay, Big Island. The home of Hawaii’s west shore Marine Life Conservation District, Kealakekua Bay serves as an underwater marine sanctuary that features an array of vibrant coral. Its crystal-clear waters also offer snorkelers the opportunity to spot spinner dolphins and sea turtles, which commonly visit the bay and surrounding waters.