I went to Honolua today for the first time. I took a virgin snorkeler, and she loved it. We found the entry kinda hard as the beach is covered in large round rocks. So is the bottom near the shore. Once past the entry, however, Honolua is Awesome!! Saw lots of Humuhumunukunukuapua'a and a needlefish that was at least 5 feet long. The coral is nice and the shelter in the bay is perfect for noobies. Don't worry .. be happy.