Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Rubber Chicken visits Hanauma Bay, Hawaii
Here I am on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, overlooking the beautiful Hanauma Bay. Hawaiians pronounce it ha-na-OO-ma Bay.
The bay is a marine wildlife preservation where you can swim with thousands of beautiful fish and sea creatures in their natural habitat. You must watch a 12 minute film before exploring this living reef within a sunken volcano. If you forget your snorkelling equipment, you can rent some there.
Over 1,000,000 people visit a year so go early if you don’t want to stand in line. In this case, the early bird catches the worm…or should I say fish.
The following are some rules to keep both you and the fish safe. I added a rule of my own as well:
Hanauma Bay Rules to Live by:
1. Don’t feed the fish.
2. Don’t touch or disturb the marine life. That includes the coral.
3. Never turn your back on the ocean.
4. Snorkel with a buddy.
5. Don’t step on the reef.
6. Don’t stick your hands or body into holes in the reef.
7. Never give an eel mouth to mouth resuscitation