I have wanted to go parasailing for as long as I can remember. Heights don’t phase me and I love a good adrenaline rush. Unfortunately it is quite an expensive way to spend about 6 minutes in the air. It does go a lot slower when you are up there but it still flys by 😉
About Nakalele Blowhole
The Nakalele Blowhole is located in the far North of Maui, Hawaii. It is a natural geyser where the ocean gets trapped in an underwater lava tube. Needing a way to escape, the Nakalele blowhole is born. The outlet is only about the size of a large tire but it can be extremely powerful. As you make your way down there are signs warning you not to get too close and to stay on dry rock. A man was actually killed in 2011 because he stood too close and was sucked into the blowhole. You can read the article here.
On days where the surf is up and there is a bit of wind the blowhole can reach a height of up to 100 feet! Sometimes larger waves can sweep up over the lava rock which is why it is important to not get too close. Make sure you observe the surf for a few minutes before venturing closer.
Keep an eye out for the famous heart shaped rock while you are here too!
Recently I travelled to Hawaii and on a snorkelling day trip they offered Snuba Diving. I had never heard of this before and was super curious to find out more. I used to be the ultimate water baby and mum was constantly having to drag me out of the water and this continued as I grew older. However, last summer I had a bit of a scare when a rip dragged me out into deep water where waves kept crashing on me and I struggled to breathe. This completely knocked my confidence in the water. Since then I have managed to get most of this confidence back and Hawaii was were I truly learned to love the water again.
It was only our second day in Hawaii and I have always thought I would never be able to scuba dive due to the fear of not being able to breathe properly. When I heard a crew member talk a bit more about scuba diving I decided to put my big girl pants on and just go for it and I’m so glad that I did!