One of the coolest things I did in Hawaii was seeing sea turtles while snorkeling. They are just SO COOL. I don’t know why I’m suddenly so fascinated by them now that I’ve seen them less than a meter away, but they are just cool. I can’t describe why. And I didn’t even see the really huge ones. I just got this feeling of awe when seeing them swim.
The first sea turtles I saw was on a snorkeling trip with some company, out to the tiny island of Molokini outside of Maui to look at colourful fishies and then to a spot where there’s usually turtles. And turtles there were, several of them. Some pretty big, but not the biggest ones I hear, but still, the ones I saw were pretty impressive. Just the way they swim is incredible, the shell is so big and the “fins” look so small in comparison. It looks unreal.
We snorkeled and saw more fishes and turtles on the other islands we were on as well, seems like they are relatively common, but the ones on the snorkeling trip were the biggest ones. Colourful and strange fishes are cool to, but they are really just fish, nothing compared to the majestic sea turtles. Just floating in the surface of the water, watching the turtle(s) a few meters away eat plants or play in the waves..it’s so much more interesting than looking on some silly fishes, no matter what colour or shape they have.
Unfortunately I don’t have a waterproof camera, so I don’t have a picture of any of these beauties, I wish I did, but next time perhaps. Because there will be a next time for me to see sea turtles. They are too cool not to see again.