Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Shark's Cove

Shark’s Cove, part of Pupukea Beach Park, is another great snorkeling area. We went there one afternoon, after horseback riding and walking through the Waimea Audubon Center. Like most of the beaches along the North Shore, finding a parking space is all a matter of luck. Getting to the water also requires some luck – and a bit of skill – as its a pretty rocky descent.

Like Hanauma Bay, there’s a large amount of coral reefs that make a relatively protected area. I understand that during the winter when the waves provide excellent surfing conditions, though, snorkeling in Shark’s Cove is nearly impossible. We managed to find a couple of waterproof cameras at a little store in Hale’Iwa, not too far down the road from Shark’s Cove. Matt got some more pictures of the Thumbfish (they must be everywhere!), and we also got a few good pictures of other fish.

I was also told that Shark’s Cove is one of the best places to see sea turtles during low tide, but we didn’t see any. Probably at least partly due to the fact that we were not there during low tide.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the water there it is so clear....