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SIGNS ARE MOST COMMONLY POSTED, HOWEVER ANY OCEAN SAFETY SIGN COULD BE POSTED SHOULD DAILY CONDITIONS WARRANT!
CHECK WITH LIFEGUARDS REGARDING DAILY CONDITIONS UPON YOUR ARRIVAL

              Hanauma Bay Nature Park is one of the more popular  recreational swimming, snorkeling and picnic areas on Oahu. The bay itself is legally designated as a State Underwater Park and Conservation District. The bay is the result of the ocean's breaching and incursion into two volcano craters.
      Avoid walking on the rocky ledges where waves are breaking, they can be very dangerous. Rocks become slippery and are sharp, abrasive lava stone. The ocean is unpredictable and has been known to wash people away. Many rescues occur within the "slots" along the barrier reef due to water rushing to escape the bay and often along areas marked with signs warning of hazardous conditions. 
       Please adhere to all warning signs within the Bay and report to the lifeguards for daily conditions and warnings.

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, January 30, 2003