This morning we snorkeled right near the Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park. The fish and coral were super, and the sunlight was slanting dramatically through the water. We saw all kinds of fish against a background of beautiful multi-colored coral. One turtle swam past us on his way into shallow water. Many more were going into the historical park to bask in the sun on the little beach there. While drying off, we watched a pod of spinner dolphins spinning and playing out in the bay.
From the historical park, I took a photo of the snorkel beach as seen by one of the tiki gods that surround the (reconstructed) ancient temple. The water was very calm as the photo shows.
Finally: here's what I look like when I surface in the water. The palm trees behind me are in the historical park.