Maui Snorkeling Vacation 2014

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

For the second year the Odegard/Walker family has invited me on their snorkeling vacation to Maui. Armed with a GoPro, a Canon PowerShot G9 and a Samsung S4 phone I documented the trip

The view was a little murky as we passed over Lake Oroville.  Was this an omen for the trip?

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

Just a couple minutes after takeoff we returned to the Sacramento airport to have the plane checked out by mechanics because we hit a flock of starlings. Two hours later we were on our way to the Islands again.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

Our first rainbow of the trip, we had not even checked in yet.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

Chasing fish.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

After our first morning snorkel at Honolua Bay.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Back at our reef.  Our room was about a hundred yards from the ocean.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Storm surge reduced visibility this trip.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

We ate at Star Noodle in Lahina twice.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

Photos on the beach during a Kaanapali sunset.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

Lush vegetation on our hike into Twin Falls.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

Twin Falls.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Back at our reef.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

This trip we tried out both Kapalua Bay and Napili Bay. Kapalua was my favorite.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

The best visibiltiy of the trip was at Black Rock.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Not our best idea, we ended up having an epic swim around Black Rock. It was deep, choppy and the current was pretty strong.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Back on dry land.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Another sunset at Kaanapili.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

Early morning snorkel at Kapalua Bay.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Time to retrieve the camera from the bottom.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Black Rock in the evening.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

Morning snorkel at Honolua Bay.  We were the first in the water this day.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Mr. Stumpy two years in a row.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

This guy greeted me as I finished a snorkel.

Andy Cripe Maui snorkeling GoPro

This one is a smart phone panorama, click on it to see it larger.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

There was no visibility because of storm surge on our last morning at Kapalua Bay so we went for a hike.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui GoPro

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

The storm surge caused a  little surf this year at Kaanapili.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

Rainy canyons in the West Mountains on our last day.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

After checking out we spent some time before catching our flight home at the Maui Ocean Center.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

Feeding time.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

Last rainbow on of the trip.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

Some hill near Seattle.

Andy Cripe Snorkeling Maui

 

Aloha

ABC

 

Photos from my 2013 Maui snorkeling trip.

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