The wet side offers a diverse selection of snorkel locations. Ahalanui Park is a heated pool where fresh ocean water flows in an out. Just up the road the Kapoho Tide Pools are a lush coral reef packed with colorful fish. Carlsmith Ocean Park Beach gives visitors a good chance of seeing sea turtles, as does Keaukaha Beach and Leleiwi Beach Park. Isaac Hale Beach Park has warm water like Ahalanui Park but opens up completely to the ocean. When the surf is high you'll find plenty of surfers at this location. It's a great place to get deep out and spot lots of big fish. It's a good idea to head out early and make a day trip of exploring the snorkel on the Hilo side.