Amazing snorkeling spot on Maui!
We snorkeled at Ulua and saw a manta ray! We were all in the water together and had seen some puffer fish, a sea turtle and lots of cool coral. Just as we decided to head back, my friend Mike saw a manta ray 15 feet below us. We took pictures and enjoyed the amazing sight of a manta ray in the wild (how many people get to see that?). Then, it started heading up towards my friend Jon and I and we freaked out and booked it. It looked like it unhinged its jaws. Maybe we overreacted a bit, but we're still alive, so it worked.
This was a great snorkel spot, though once you went past the rocks, the waves were pretty high. I didn't have a water guard in my snorkel, but it only affected me once. However, the surge was strong. There is also a spot where people (locals?) jump off the rocks above into the water. For the snorkelers, this means keep an eye out for falling dudes and beware the murky waters in that area. After, we tanned for a while on the beach and then decided it was time to go.
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