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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Green Travelers
- 98%Budget Travelers
- 98%Family Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (4)
- Three TablesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Jul 30, 2013
Great snorkeling spot during the summer months. It's a little crowded and it has a very small parking area. But the almond trees and wild chicken will keep you entertained.
- Three Tables
- Three TablesAug 24, 2012
Actually ended up here intending to go to Shark's Cove, but it was quite a treat! The swells were pretty treacherous and i saw a lot of weaker swimmers getting out but i gave it a shot anyway and was glad i did! Marine life is not QUITE as active as Shark's Cove, but still plenty to see. My highlight was a stunning blue unicorn fish inches away from me. Like Shark's Cove, i wasn't there during the height of activity, but more late afternoon, but regardless of when you go, it's a fun dive.
Like i mentioned, the swells were pretty treacherous and i would only reccomend this to experienced snorkelers and/or strong swimmers, as these conditions seemed to be the norm.
Overall, a great place to snorkel regardless of when you go during the day. A very close second to Shark's Cove.
- Three TablesFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
NOTE: Once again Gogobot doesn't allow you to put in exact locations so once again I had to choose the closest location. Gogobot doesn't allow you to pick the town, or exact location, they only allow you to pick from a drop down menu of locations within the Gogobot data base...this is unfortunate. I hope they change this as they expand.
3 TABLES is a more intermediate place to go snorkeling on the North Shore and is NOT recommended for children. It is right beside Sharks Cove, both located in PUPUKEA. ( Like Sharks Cove it is best to snorkel between the months of April-September only) Occasionally in October depending on the Surf conditions. Check here for conditions on the North Shore: http://www.surfnewsnetwork.com, only go on days that wave faces are 0-3ft to be safe. There is a slight tide, current and deep water between the 3 small flat islands and this is where the name 3 Tables comes from. Inside the bay area before reaching beyond the 3 table islands there is an extensive array of sea life. You can choose to snorkel around the 3 tables but I wouldn't go any further. Stay within the bay or around the islands. Around and between the 3 tables the depth can reach between 20-30 feet. Snorkeling in areas where there are no lifeguards takes some extra preparedness so be knowledgeable of the location before entering the water. I can only give you so much info. Always be prepared incase of strong currents. I enjoy 3 Tables because of the open feel and lack of tourists. The Reef system here at 3 Tables is a HEALTHLY ONE. This means EVERYTHING and the kitchen sink lives here. Watch where you put your hands and feet...Everything is alive here and if you touch or step on someone's home that someone will ATTACK you! From Sea Urchins, Moray eels to Lion and Scorpion Fish there are hidden dangers you must be aware of. It's common sense not to be putting your hands in holes in the reef or dark places. The entering of an eels home will be quickly felt when you realize your finger was removed in an instant. What gear will you be bringing with you: Mask, Snorkel, Fins, (get in a package deal, U.S. DIVERS is the best and cheapest brand ) Reef shoes and Gloves and Reef/surf shirt. This gear will cost you about $100.00 for everything. You can get everything I mentioned above at any SPORTS AUTHORITY store. There is one on Ward. If you go to a surf or dive shop they will screw you over. DO NOT come here without these items. You will regret not listening to my advice if you do. I don't have the time to go into why all these things are needed but please trust me on this. 3 Tables is a very safe place so DON'T let my words alarm you. Ignorance is what gets you hurt. If you know what to look for and you are physically prepared this is no less safe than driving there in your car. Best way to say this is, if you are in a car you wear your seatbelt in case of an accident. If you go snorkeling you wear a reef shirt in case your chest rubs against the coral Lava reef. If you are in a small bumper to bumper accident the seatbelt protected you and your fine, if not you may have hit the staring wheel. If you bump into the reef without a reef shirt on, which you will, when you get out you may not notice it but your chest will be scratched and most likely bleeding. You get my point. Aloha everyone and enjoy your day in this amazing underwater paradise! By the way if you guys get hungry while snorkeling 3 Tables head over to Sharks Cove Grill for KILLER GRINDZ on a Poor Mans Budget! It's right across from Sharks Cove: http://www.sharkscovegrill.com