Snorkeling with a Snowflake Moray Eel (Video)

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snorkeling-snowflake-moray-eelWe ran into this snowflake moray eel at Makaha Beach Park, one of our favorite beach spots on Oahu. Makaha isn’t the best snorkel location because there is not a lot to see near the shore and it’s a pretty long swim to where all the good snorkeling is but every once in a while we go just to chill at the beach and see the occasional turtle that comes close to land.

This was a treat because the eel was out in the open and didn’t have a lot of spaces to hide from the camera.  I’m a pretty good snorkeler…but I’m not that great at the GoPro.  You’ll see my lack of skills as you watch the videos below, but I still think they’re pretty good if somewhat short and sweet.

You can see the pretty yellow markings, especially on the head.  This little guy was only about 4 feet long.

Snorkeling with a Snowflake Moray Eel at Makaha Beach Park Oahu from Kenny Muise on Vimeo.

 

Snorkeling with a Snowflake Moray Eel at Makaha Beach Park Oahu Part 2 from Kenny Muise on Vimeo.
 

You can read more about the Snowflake Moray Eel here and see some great pictures!

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