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Snorkeling Electric Beach!

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It's another fend for yourself meetup! Bring your own drinks, snacks, food, sunblock, shade snorkeling gear...etc and join me and Vivian for another great day snorkeling and lounging in the sun! Date is tentative because if the swells are up, we will postpone the event!

Kahe Point Beach Park is a great snorkeling beach on Oahu because of its clear blue open water and high fish population. The water clarity is as good, if not better, than anywhere else on the island.

The Kahe Point Beach Park snorkeling area is located on the west side of Oahu, just north of the Ko Olina Resorts. Kahe Point is nicknamed, Electric Beach because of the electric power plant located nearby. The electric plant outflows clean warm water through two giant cooling pipes offshore. At the openings of these pipes the water temperature is several degrees warmer than the surrounding ocean. The warm water attracts scores of sea life.

Electric Beach is best suited for the intermediate to advanced level snorkeler as there is a moderate swim involved and no life guards are in the area.

Electric Beach is very shallow near shore, getting progressively deeper as you head out. You’ll be able to find whatever depth of water you feel most comfortable swimming in. The water is about 20 feet deep at the opening of the pipes, giving you a bird’s eye view of the schooling fish. Large smooth boulders cover the pipes but most of the sea floor is made up of white sand and some coral flats.

Do not dive down in front of the openings to the pipes! The flowing water is more than strong enough send you doing underwater cartwheels. Just snorkel around and above them; believe me there’s plenty to see.

Phuong and Vivian