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Tour operators start ban on full-face snorkel masks

  • BRUCE ASATO / 2017
                                Lifeguard Lt. Kawika Eckart of the Ocean Safety Division of the City and County of Honolulu Emergency Services Department holds a variety of traditional design snorkels and a full-face snorkel mask at Hanauma Bay.

    BRUCE ASATO / 2017

    Lifeguard Lt. Kawika Eckart of the Ocean Safety Division of the City and County of Honolulu Emergency Services Department holds a variety of traditional design snorkels and a full-face snorkel mask at Hanauma Bay.

  • BRUCE ASATO / 2017
                                The company Pride of Maui will no longer allow the use of full-face snorkel masks on its catamarans for guest safety concerns. David Carrillo, above left, looks at his granddaughter, Emma Munoz, floating over in a pink inner tube to her father, Guillermo Munoz, who stands with his mother-in-law, Charlene, at Hanauma Bay. David and Guillermo each hold full-face masks, while Charlene checks the fit of her full-face snorkel mask.

    BRUCE ASATO / 2017

    The company Pride of Maui will no longer allow the use of full-face snorkel masks on its catamarans for guest safety concerns. David Carrillo, above left, looks at his granddaughter, Emma Munoz, floating over in a pink inner tube to her father, Guillermo Munoz, who stands with his mother-in-law, Charlene, at Hanauma Bay. David and Guillermo each hold full-face masks, while Charlene checks the fit of her full-face snorkel mask.

The Pride of Maui, a company that offers snorkel tours and cruises, has recently announced it will no longer allow the use of full-face snorkel masks on its catamarans due to safety concerns. Read more

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