Yet state, county and even tourism officials are doing little to try to reduce what’s become one of the highest rates of visitor deaths in the nation.
It’s a shame airlines have refused to show a safety video to passengers arriving in Hawaii, but here’s what can be done to make sure visitors are informed.
Lifeguards have bolstered their efforts and ocean safety officials are trying to figure out why snorkeling is so deadly for visitors.
Research shows that the deaths are not necessarily due to anxiety, panic, fatigue, inexperience or rebreathing carbon dioxide.
A widower reflects on the death of his wife in Hawaii waters.
The rash of deaths on Maui, predominantly visitors, has elected officials searching for solutions.
Safety advocates want to know more about why four visitors and two local residents died in the last two weeks.
A researcher analyzed drownings over 42 years. The beach with the most fatalities isn’t considered the most hazardous.
Two years in the making, the four clips will be shown in hotel rooms on the Real Hawaii TV channel.
The 92 drowning deaths in 2016 represented a slight decrease from the previous year, but was slightly above average for the decade.
A doctor says new full-face masks are a “recipe for disaster.” He wants to measure the breathing resistance in various types of snorkeling tubes.
Council members, mayors and others remain frustrated by the influence a group of personal injury lawyers had on the decision.
Hawaii’s four mayors and county council members say the latest draft of a liability bill still puts lifeguards and beachgoers at risk.
The Legislature is debating whether to extend limited liability protections for lifeguards over the objections of a group of personal injury lawyers.
A woman’s drowning spurs officials to consider the possible hidden dangers of full-face snorkeling masks.
Her husband thinks a new style of mask may be to blame, but no one keeps track of the equipment being used when someone drowns.
A couple lost their son in a hiking fall 20 years ago. They turned their grief into a memorial foundation raising money for lifeguards and firefighters.
Two tourists die in two days on the Garden Isle, one at Poipu Beach and the other at Larsen’s Beach.