Ira seemed tentative about the whole excursion. I was most worried about cold water. The Big Island Revealed says water temp in Hawai'i is consistent year-round, but it IS February.
We took the long route to Captain Cook Beach and saw a sea cave and some lava flows that can't be accessed except by boat. We learned once more about a'a and pahoehoe, the two types of lava. Then we each received a pair of flippers in our own size, along with a snorkeling mask and tube. In time we got our gear on the right way and slid over the side for some serious snorkeling. The water was warm. We could see a large coral reef about 15 feet below us, and schools of Needle-Nose fish and orange Tang fish, no doubt named for the breakfast drink. Periodically we all had to paddle around, cough, and clear the salt water out of our masks.
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