REEF Survey Snorkeling Adventures, Oahu
One Fish, Two Fish … Reef Fish
Take yourself to new depths, on cruises with a club that counts…
With every breath we take, every drop of water we drink, we’re connected to the ocean. It is our life support system, giving us more than half of the oxygen we breathe, regulating climate, and providing valuable resources. Most people take up diving and snorkeling to be able to observe marine life. Coral reefs support more species per square meter than any other ocean ecosystem and fish watching can give snorkelers a new, and exciting challenge, and to contribute to the health of reefs.
Komo mai kau mapuna hoe, used in ocean canoeing means to “dip your paddle in” or – to join in the effort. Ways to help out and protect Hawaii’s reefs are to share proper reef etiquette, and use reef-friendly sunscreen. As you spend time snorkeling over some of the best reefs in the world – amid birthing grounds for giant whales and microscopic coral larvae. It’s an easy take-home lesson: put in your paddle and pull.
Join our team of marine biologists and other folks across the nation participating in fish and turtle surveys. Onboard mini-training classes in fish identification and behavior are for both novices and experts, instilling a lifelong skill to be enjoyed whenever or wherever you snorkel. REEF is the equivalent of joining a marine Audubon Society! Take your slate and skills along to every other beach you snorkel or dive.
As A REEF field station, Wild Side’s snorkeling adventures can be conducted in collaboration with REEF. If you interested in being a REEF participant, let us know and we can train you onboard, set up a group training, or let you know when the next O’ahu one is.