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Naupaka the Hawaiian legend

Naupaka, Hawaiian legend
Naupaka, Hawaiian legend

There is several legend about this flower NAUPAKA.

This is one of them.

There was a beautiful Hawaiian princess Naupaka.

One day, her friends noticed that Naupaka looked very sad. They wanted help her and asked what was wrong with you?.

“I have fallen in love with a man named Kaui but Kaui is not of noble birth—he is a commoner.” According to Hawaiian tradition, it was strictly forbidden for members of royalty to marry people from the common ranks.

Distressed, Naupaka and Kaui traveled long and far, seeking a solution to their dilemma. They climbed up a mountain to see a kahuna who was staying at a heiau (temple). Alas, he had no clear answer for the young lovers. “There is nothing I can do,” he told them, “but you should pray. Pray at this heiau.”

So they did. And as they prayed, rain began to fall. Their hearts torn by sorrow, Naupaka and Kaui embraced for a final time. Then Naupaka took a flower from her ear and tore it in half, giving one half to Kaui. “The gods won’t allow us to be together,” she said. “You go live down by the water, while I will stay up here in the mountains.”

As the two lovers separated, the naupaka plants that grew nearby saw how sad they were. The very next day, they began to bloom in only half flowers.

Would you like to hear more Hawaiian legend? We are only one tour goes to west Oahu on land tour. Best things to do in Oahu! Please read our review on tripadvisor. Some of the reviews make me cry! (in good way)


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We can pick up at Ko Olina area too! Please don’t hesitate to contact us. Any questions, concern!

Mahalo nui loa.

Chief guide Akima


Oahu Hawaii tour, Discover west Oahu and snorkeling!

Swimming with dolphins in Hawaii
Swimming with dolphins in Hawaii

Today’s crew we saw dolphins and turtle in water during snorkeling and we found ALOHA cucumber. We had so much luck at west Oahu Hawaii today.

Hawaiian green sea turtle we saw today was, maybe about 20 years old maybe less?? It is hard to tell but it was still small sea turtle. The turtle in Hawaiian call, HONU. You can see lots of Honu pictures in souvenir.

Honu is good luck in Hawaii also led to the God. The Hawaiian sea turtles are also Aumakua which is ancestor of some of the Hawaiian.

When you see the Honu, sea turtles, PLEASE DO NOT BOTHER THEM. Please give them enough space all the time. Don’t chase them PLEASE!!! Do not touch!!! There is Hawaiian state law and if you touch the turtle there is FINE too.

I mean, if when you are on the beach, group of stranger come up to you start touching you. What would you do!? Would you like it? NO right? so please don’t do wildlife too.

Respect the nature, respect the wildlife.

Our fun part is NOT only snorkeling. We discover the hidden coast west Oahu.

makaha valley
makaha valley
kaneana cave
kaneana cave

Please KOKUA when you visiting Hawaiian special place!

We are the only one tour company doing west oahu land tour with snorkeling. If you are looking for things to do in Honolulu, or waikiki. Visit our website.

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Hawaii West Oahu Things to do. Discover Hawaii, Hidden Coast of Oahu

Hawaii West Oahu Things to do. Discover Hawaii, Hidden Coast of Oahu


snorkel with turtle
snorkel with turtle

Are you looking for things to do in Honolulu?
We will pick you at Waikiki and take you to Oahu hidden coast, west Oahu!
We are not Circle island tours. They don’t even go to west Oahu but we do. This is things to do in Oahu.
Adventure tour goes to hidden coast and snorkeling Oahu blue water.

Welcome to our beautiful Island of Oahu.
Have you ever had the chance to snorkel with and discover all the magnificent creatures Oahu has to offer? Here is your chance! Hawaii Real Nature Discover West Oahu Tour recently purchased brand new snorkeling equipment and safety floats to better accommodate our guests and would love for you to have a wonderful snorkeling experience. we are professionals and are here to help you if it is your first time.
This is a great way to get out and really see the beauty of west Oahu close up. Why don’t you join us?

Highlights is not only snorkeling.
There are still sites remain with Hawaiian mythology, one of the rare historic site on shore, visit the place was “kapu” (taboo) ancient times.
This must places to see in Hawaii on your list visiting island of Oahu.
What sets West Oahu apart from the other snorkeling beaches is it’s isolation from the crowds. You’ll be hard pressed in Oahu to find so much white sand beaches with so few people. This is our strong recommendation things to do on Oahu Hawaii.

west oahu tour
west oahu tour
things to do in oahu
things to do in oahu

Oahu tour, things to do, snorkeling in Oahu

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Freediving mask

New mask! Piranha by Sporasub. This mask came out in 2013. This allows for a reduction of more than 30% of the inner air volume. The field of vision is much wider, approaching to the natural field of view.
The glasses of this mask are thinner (only 2mm) and the overall weight of only 121gr makes it one of the lightest masks on the market. The mask also features great comfort and fitting.

sporasub piranha
sporasub piranha

In Hawaii, it is really hard to find something good items in the store. I have to look for always online so that means I cannot try them. Fortunately this mask fit my face really good. I can’t wait to try in water!

I purchased aqualung freediving mask Sphera while ago which is very popular mask in freediving. It is curved lenses provide true 180-degree visibility for maximum awareness while swimming. Lenses are plastic. You need to extra care for this. It is very easy to scratch. by the way this is not a reason I had to purchased another one.

aqualung sphera
aqualung sphera

It is CURVED lenses that gives me sea sick in 3 seconds. My husband tried it who never gets sea sick but he said same thing. I could not swim for 30 min. This is really, worse mask I ever tried. I also notice a vision is different too. I thought the depth is only 10ft or something but it is 20ft.  We go that place all the time so I kind of know the site, depth etc but that time with this mask i felt so weird. I don’t recommend this mask who gets sea sick.

It is getting warmer everyday. Water was clear today at North Shore. Not good wave for surfing. Actually tomorrow 5/31 south swell is getting big. all surfer goes to south tomorrow i guess? Cheack at www.808surfshots.com for more info of surfing north shore Hawaii

Safe surf, Safe dive Aloha sunday tomorrow

Akima the mermaid in North Shore Hawaii

Waimea bay Oahu Hawaii

Aloha Friday!

Good weather, nice sun, and Good boy Waimea the my one year old rottweiler.

Waimea bay is very famous surfing break in Oahu.  Check the Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational in Memory of Eddie Aikau. but in summer nice and calm clear water like today.

waimea bay
waimea bay with my waimea
Back side of waimea bay
Back side of waimea bay

This picture is at back side of Waimea bay, that valley is Waimea Valley. If you are tourist this place should put your to do list in Hawaii.

Waimea Valley is an area of historic cultural significance on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. The valley, being an important place in Hawaiian religion, includes several historical structures including stone terraces and walls constructed during the time of the Hawaiian monarchy. Waimea Valley is a historical nature park including botanical gardens and fall.

You can swim in waimea fall but mmmmmmm you can swim in the Ocean that much better i guess. There is also creek in Waimea bay from Waimea Valley. Lots of tourist let their kids play in the creek, DO NOT DO this Please! Specially winter time, you guys visit here and there are NOT swimtable water I understand you want let your kids play in water. BUT DO NOT let them go in the creek/pond in Waimea bay. There is bad bacteria, its really bad one.

One time I let my dog swam in there then one of the lifeguard make sure if I know anything about this pond. Even dog! they are worried about it? wow my dog is fine he is swimming in that creek for last 8 months. It is a dog. But I will never let my kids (if i have) touch that water AT ALL.

Anyway yeah it is ALOHA FRIDAY enjoy your week end!

Akima the mermaid in North Shore Hawaii

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