Butterflyfish are a common but beautiful sight when you're snorkeling in Maui!

Snorkeling in Maui – Tips to See More Fish

Every snorkeler we've met in Maui enjoys seeing fish and they all share the desire to see even more. Here's another tip to better your chances and advance your snorkeling skills.

Keep your Hands at your Sides:  If you want to see more fish while snorkeling in Maui, your best bet is to do all you can to avoid scaring them off. Splashing through an area like an Olympic swimmer just isn’t the way to do it. Fight the natural swimming impulse to pull yourself through the water with your arms, and instead keep your hands at your sides. Just a few gentle kicks of your fins and you'll find yourself slowly propelled through the water. It’s a trick scuba divers learn in training and it works well to keep from chasing-off the creatures you’re out to see. Try it for a while and you’ll soon realize you have all the power you need right at your feet!

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