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Hanauma Bay, O'ahu, Hawaii - August 23, 2006

Cathy's early morning snorkeling spot - Hanauma Bay State Underwater Park.


Mostly empty parking lot as we arrive around 6:30 AM. [3488x2616]

First view of the bay. [3488x2616]

Lots of bees on a tree near the visitors center.

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Down at the bay, still with the sun behind the crater rim. [3488x2616]

Mostly empty beach still before 7 AM. [3488x2616]

Getting ready. [3488x2616]

And on in. [3488x2616]

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The sun is about to come over the crater rim. [3488x2616]

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[Closer]

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Here comes the sun. [3488x2616]

A bit later (but still very early), a few more people on the beach. [3488x2616]

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Ready for snorkel #2. [3488x2616]

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[Closer]

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A few more people. [3488x2616]

There's a scuba group headed out, even though the water is pretty shallow. [3488x2616]

On the way up, a vew back down into the bay. [3488x2616]

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Definitely getting crowded. [3488x2616]

Plus, a HUGE line to get in.
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