Friday, September 16, 2011

Snorkeling at Sharks Cove

My sister Sherry came to visit recently and we took her snorkeling at Shark's Cove on the North Shore.

That makes us sound brave, doesn't it? Snorkeling with sharks.

Fortunately there weren't any sharks. I would have come screaming out of that water if there were. Even though they say if you don't bother the sharks, they won't bother you, I'm not taking any chances. I've seen "Jaws", I know what I know.

Sharks Cove is made up of two very different areas. There is a very open area where lots of scuba divers head out into the ocean and the brave snorkelers go. Conceivably, there could be some sharks over there. See how it opens up into the ocean? Looks like a big candy jar to sharks.

Full of candy with a soft, chewy center.

Just kidding.


The other portion of Shark's Cove is rocky as all get out. You definitely want to wear reef walkers, or you'll be staggering around all those rocks as you try to wade out to a good snorkeling spot. Those rocks hurt, and there is no getting around them.

As you get a little further out, you'll find areas close to the wall where the water is well over your head and the fish are swimming by the gazillions. I've snorkeled in a lot of places, but I don't think I've ever seen as many fish as I did the day we went to Shark's Cove. It really was incredible. You can just float face down and watch the fish until someone jumps in and hauls you out because they think you've perished. It's very relaxing.

Like most places near the ocean, you do have to use caution. I found this video on YouTube (it's not mine). I can't tell for sure if it's Shark's Cove, but it looks like it is to me.

Be safe. Don't turn your back on the ocean.

But go snorkeling here. You won't regret it.

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