One of the things we wanted to do while we were in Maui was go snorkeling. I had never been snorkeling before our honeymoon. We went snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia it was great and kind of horrible at the same time. The coral there was beautiful and the fish marine life was amazing but the way the company treated the reef was awful. they chummed the water so sharks would come by the boat. The crew wasn’t super friendly and boat itself wasn’t the best.
When we decided that to go with a company to snorkel in Maui, I wanted it to be one that cared about the ocean for more than it’s source of income. We went with the Pacific Whale Foundation because they do SO much more than take groups to see fish. They do research, educate and advocate for the protection of the oceans.
I’m so glad we went with the Pacific Whale Foundation. We had a great time, the staff was wonderful and so knowledgeable. The coral wasn’t as colorful as in Australia, but the fish were more comfortable this the people. That acted as if no one was around. I was nice getting really close up.
There were some pretty bright areas in the coral. I was happy to just float around just take it all in.
Micah snapped this picture of me coming straight at him.
After the snorkeling at Molokini, we headed to to another area to swim with turtles. The turtles were a skiddish but I did manage to get close. Unfortunately, this was the only picture I could manage.
After the turtles and the snorkeling, we spent an hour whale watching. We saw SO many whales. Apparently they come down to Maui to mate and have babies in February and March. We saw mothers and babies breaching everywhere. I just missed the whales in the this shot but the ocean just as pretty without them.
Our day on the ocean was perfect. We loved every minute of it. I’m so glad we went and I can’t wait to go again.