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In case of Emergency - Dial 911


  • Buckle up - State Law requires seat belt use.
  • If drinking - use a "designated driver".
  • Obey the speed limit - radar is used on Hawaii.
  • Off-road and unpaved road driving may be prohibited by car rental companies.
  • Use low gear when descending mountain roads.
  • When stopping, pull off the road completely.
  • Please obey No Trespassing (Kapu) signs.


  • All beaches are public on Hawaii: look for blue Shoreline Access signs. (Limited parking.)
  • Never swim alone.
  • Never turn your back on the ocean.
  • Always check water depth before diving.
  • Avoid waves that break at the shore.
  • Be especially careful during periods of high surf.
  • If caught in a strong current, call/wave for help. Don't panic.
  • Obey signs. Don't swim if red flags posted.
  • Check with lifeguard about water conditions.
  • Never mix swimming with alcohol or drugs.
  • If the water level in pools or streams is rising, get out fast as water levels may be subject to rapid change.
  • Avoid slippery rocks and tide pools.
  • Beware of unfamiliar marine life.
  • If diving within last 24 hours, allow time to decompress before going to high elevations.
  • Do not swim in stagnant or murky water.
  • For updated weather and surf advisories, phone the National Weather Service at:
    808-973-4380 - Oahu/Honolulu
    808-877-5111 - Maui, Molokai & Lanai
    808-245-6001 - Kauai
    808-961-5582 - Big Island of Hawaii
    808-973-4383 - Surf Forecast


  • Do not snorkel alone.
  • Wear well fitting gear.
  • Enter water at sandy areas, avoid coral reefs.
  • Put fins on in the water.
  • Avoid disturbing live coral - it is home to many sea creatures and takes years to grow.
  • If you tire easily, take a flotation device with you.

                                                 SUN EXPOSURE

  • Use a sunscreen to avoid intense UV radiation.
  • Avoid exposure from 10 2 p.m.
  • Wear a hat, sunglasses, protective clothing.


  • Watch your children at all times.
  • Do not leave children in water alone.
  • Do not rely on flotation devices for safety.
  • Beware of the edge of cliffs, waterfalls, or pools.


  • Never take unnecessary valuables on tour.
  • Never leave valuables in your vehicle or unattended.
  • Report all thefts to police as soon as possible.


  • Don't hike alone. A partner may save your life.
  • Be safe, carry a plentiful supply of drinking water.
  • Observe fire restrictions.
  • For personal safety and conservation reasons, stay on the trails. Help protect native plants and insects.
  • Pack out all trash. Leave the area as natural as you would like to find it.
  • Clean boots after hikes - avoid spreading seeds/spores.

Green Sea Turtle                                                             ECOLOGY

          Help save Hawaii for future generations by
          observing the following:

  • Report sightings of foreign plants, animals, reptiles to State Department of Agriculture at 808-871-5656.
  • Don't bring possibly harmful non-native plants, fruits, soil, birds, animals or reptiles into Hawaii.
  • Use off-road vehicles responsibly. Avoid destroying native plants and insects.
  • Avoid littering and properly dispose of plastic that is harmful to birds, animals, reptiles and marine life.
  • Gather native plants and other natural materials with great care, or don't gather them at all.

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