With turtles, rays, sharks, and reef fish, the Hawaiian island chain is a divers’ and snorkeler’s dream come true! Plenty of serious divers come for the excellent conditions here, but the beauty of it is that you can snorkel right off of the beaches on the islands, Oahu included, and see an abundance of beautiful sea creatures.
Perhaps the most popular marine animal in Hawaii is the Hawaiian green sea turtle. Green sea turtles are very common in Hawaii and can be seen almost on every dive in Hawaii.
Trumpet fish are frequently found on reefs and dive locations in Hawaii making this reef fish one of the popular ones. With their long slender body and horse-like face these fish are very interesting. These fish come in a variety of colors and can even change colors to blend in to their background.
In Hawaii, especially Oahu, puffer fish are everywhere. All different shapes and sizes, these very unique fish have an excellent way of defending themselves from predators. Puffer fish use their highly elastic stomachs and the ability to quickly ingest huge amounts of water to turn themselves into a inedible ball several times their normal size. Other species like the porcupine puffer have spines on their skin to make them less palatable to predators.
Dolphins are also frequently found in the waters of Oahu. Just minutes outside of the hustle and bustle of Waikiki you can easily find spinner dolphins. Traveling in groups or pods of 30 or more, these dolphins are extremely intelligent.
Surgeonfish is a common reef fish found in Hawaii. While diving in Oahu, you most likely will see this beautiful reef fish swimming amongst the crowd. There are over 80 species of surgeonfish worldwide, and 25 of these types live in Hawaiian waters.
The array of sea life here is wide and varied, and the opportunities to see these beautiful animals in their natural habitat abound as well. We have snorkeling excursions and even scuba packages with no certification necessary. Visit Funlocity.com for all of your adventure needs while on Oahu.