Hanauma Bay – scuba diving paradise


Only about a 30-minute drive from downtown Waikiki, Hanauma Bay attracts scuba diving enthusiasts when they arrive in Hawaii.

If you have the opportunity to come to Hawaii, you will feel like you are lost in a true resort paradise with many attractive destinations on the island of Oahu – the capital of the state of Hawaii, such as Diamond Head volcano, Iolani palace, downtown… Polynesian cultural center, Waikiki beach, or Pearl Harbor… But most especially, visitors will have the opportunity to experience exciting feelings when diving at Hanauma Bay.

Hanauma Bay is located on the southeast side of Oahu, only about a 30-minute drive from downtown Waikiki. In Hawaiian, Hanauma comes from two words: “Hana” meaning bay and “uma” meaning curve. Therefore, the bay has a very beautiful curved shape. In fact, in the past, this place was a volcanic crater. Over time, eruptions, lava and ocean waves caused erosion on the southeast face of the volcano and created today’s Hanauma Bay. The bay was recognized by the world as an underwater natural animal conservation place in 1967.

Hanauma Bay has a beach about more than 1 km long, along the beach there are many coconut trees planted. The sea water here is so clear that if viewed from above, visitors can dimly see the coral reefs below the water. The whole sea area is also surrounded by a green rocky mountain range. Because of these characteristics, Hanauma is famous all over the world as a paradise for those who love diving with clear blue water, few waves, breathtaking underwater scenery and an abundance of creatures. sea ​​here. Under the crystal clear water of Hanauma Bay is home to more than 450 species of marine life such as fish, sea turtles, octopuses or beautiful coral reefs. Thanks to these dense coral reefs, the wave intensity here is not large, making the bay an ideal place for scuba diving and exploring life under the ocean.

A very unique point about the biological world here is that they are very friendly with humans. Unlike other diving destinations in the world, marine life in Hanauma is not afraid of humans. Therefore, with an underwater camera that can be purchased right at shops along the beach, visitors can get close to these creatures and easily capture unforgettable images of their unique beauty. of paradise under the sea here. Snorkeling here is very simple, visitors just need to prepare their own diving gear, or else they can easily rent it at shops along the beach at very affordable prices.

There are two popular forms of scuba diving for tourists coming here: scuba diving and diving with a snorkel mask. To dive with scuba, visitors need careful guidance from experts before entering the water. With oxygen tanks, visitors can explore the ocean at depths from a few meters to several tens of meters, where the scenery is breathtaking and captivating. As for diving with a snorkel mask and fins, even for tourists who have never scuba dived before, it only takes a few minutes to get used to this simple equipment to be able to swing around and witness the beauty firsthand. The beauty of the aquarium is with schools of colorful fish swimming around and sparkling colorful coral forests in the shallow water area.

For me, scuba diving here is one of the experiences that I can never forget. The feeling of immersing yourself in the cool, clear blue sea of ​​Hanauma is something indescribable. The streams of water gently glide over my body with every movement, bringing an endless feeling of refreshment. I felt as if I was lost in another world, a beautiful and magnificent aquarium under the control of a majestic water king with a white beard and a trident that often appears in stories. children’s fairy tales. Immersing myself in the beautiful undersea world, watching schools of fish swimming around and coral reefs of various shapes, I suddenly felt my soul strangely relaxed.

To have a perfect nature and marine conservation area like Hanauma is thanks to the very professional management and tourism planning of the local government. Before entering the diving area, visitors are invited to watch a short film clip introducing the Bay and how to protect marine life here such as not touching corals and other marine species in the bay… This makes I have a wish that one day, with rich and diverse marine resources, Vietnam will add its name to the list of countries with famous marine conservation areas in the world.

I still regret saying goodbye to Hanauma Bay. The impression of a surprisingly beautiful and peaceful Hanauma will forever be unforgettable memories. See you again in Hanauma in the near future to relax again in the peace of nature and scenery here.

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