Spent a couple of days in the last week, snorkeling Olowalu Beach Researve. This is one of my most favorite places to get in the ocean. An amazing reef system, teaming with life. Often times overlooked my the majority of visitors that come to the island. Funny thing is, if they are staying on the west side, Lahaina, Kanapoli, etc...and they flew into Kahului, they drove right by it to get to where they are staying. It is one of the most gentle beaches on the island, rairly are the waves much more than a foot, often times less than that. Olowalu is known for black tipped reef sharks, perhaps that is what keeps people away, however I have been snorkeling here for over a year (yes, prior to my actual move to the island) and I have yet to see any sharks. Simple things to do, don't go in the water if your bleeding excessively, don't go near sunset, or at night unless you are prepared for a night dive. Chances are, you will never see one.