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Hanauma Bay closed again, but not by jellyfish

  • BRUCE ASATO / AUG. 24, 2014

    This is a view of Hanauma Bay from the access road that leads to the beach.

Earlier this week it was jellyfish. Today, electrical problems caused the city to close the beach area of Hanauma Bay again.

The parking lot and the visitor center remain open.

The popular snorkeling attraction has been closed every day this week.

Jellyfish stung dozens of people on Monday and Wednesday, prompting the city to close the beach. The park is normally closed on Tuesday.

There was no immediate word how long it would take to fix the electrical problems.

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  • It’s a beach, let the people use it but let them know nothing else is available. No idea why the city likes to alienate the tourist. Workers are just lazy plain and simple. It’s like not opening the door of an establishment while hoards of people waiting 2 minutes before store hours. Make people happy for a change.

      • rhone–I almost laughed–it is so stupidly funny to force people who come there for sun and snorkeling and enjoying themselves and the tropical fish to watch that ridiculous video. How to drive away tourists 101.

  • So why not give a little more info such as the bathroom pumps won’t work leading to a backup and health issue. It amazes me about the apparent incompetence, indifference, or arrogance of those in charge of promulgating the announcements and then ultimately shooting themselves in the foot by not fully explaining the decision by creating a public “head scratching” response.

  • There’s incompetence because no one has their job on the line. It’s also because they have a steady revenue stream. No matter what they do the tourist keep coming and the money keeps rolling in. Don’t ever expect any common sense improvement.

  • With all the money that Hanauma Bay generates, you would think they could do some preventative maintenance. Then again, they can’t even do the simplest repairs in a timely manner.

  • If Hanauma Bay was operated by an independent company, you can bet the problem would be solved within hours – either by bringing in a generator or some other solution. Government is never motivated the way private business is.

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