How to Prepare for a Magical Day of Maui Snorkeling

Live your Hawaiian vacation to the fullest with one of the best activities there is: snorkeling! Maui snorkeling is unique and exciting, and you don’t want to miss out on the experience while you are here. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, snorkeling is always a memorable experience, and we are here to give you all the information you need before diving right in! Read on to find out the best tips for a successful Maui snorkeling adventure and start planning your trip today!

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Top 3 Tips for Your Maui Snorkeling Adventure

1. Get Familiar With the GearSnorkelling equipment - Maui Snorkeling

Having the right gear is the most important thing when going on a Maui snorkeling adventure. Not all snorkel sets are identical, and if you are a beginner, there are a few things you need to know.

  • First, put the mask on your face, starting with the strap on top of your head. Then slide it to the front. If it’s too hard to do, it probably means the mask is too tight for you.
  • Sit down on the sand and put your fins on. Make sure you walk backward while entering the ocean and watch out for rocks!
  • When you are in the water, relax and move slowly. You will see better this way.

Tip: Don’t smile! It may sound bizarre, but the smile lines on your face will break the seal of your mask and water will enter through it. If water gets in your mask, stick your head up and tilt the bottom so the water can leak out.

If you are not traveling with your own gear, we highly suggest you rent it on the island! Boss Frog’s is one of the best local companies. You can rent snorkel equipment for the day or the entire week, and their prices are affordable.

2. Practiceexploring underwater maui snorkeling

The best way to get ready to snorkel in Maui and enjoy the experience to the fullest is to practice! Choose a pool or a calm beach, like Kamaole Beach Park, to test your skills at this new activity. Not only will practicing help your body get used to it, but it will also give you the confidence boost you need!

If you are not used to being in the water, consider wearing water flotations and remember to always wear fins. It will feel unnatural at first, but that’s normal! Kick around a little and use your upper leg muscles to propel yourself.

3. Get to Know Local Snorkel Tour CompaniesYoung Asian happy couple with snorkels and lying on the beach at sunset, Maui Snorkeling

If you want a worry-free experience, we recommend you sign up for a Maui snorkeling tour! A knowledgeable guide will accompany you and take you to some of the most stunning snorkeling spots on the island. Here are some of our favorite tours:

Experience Sea, Salt, and Sun with PMI Maui

Garden pool view from condo, palm trees, early evening after Maui snorkelingAfter snorkeling Maui’s gorgeous waters, come back to a comfortable vacation rental from PMI Maui. Our unique and luxurious condos are within walking distance of the island’s best beaches. We even provide beach umbrellas and coolers!

Book our 485 Kumulani Dr unit, a spacious and elegant four-bedroom rental. You relax in the hot tub, swim in the pool with a waterfall and grotto, or simply admire the ocean from your balcony. Then, cook yourself a nice dinner in the fully-equipped kitchen before heading off to bed. Sounds like the perfect day, doesn’t it?

Book your stay and make your Hawaiian getaway extra special with PMI Maui Rentals! We look forward to hosting you soon.