Maui in Hawaii is a popular destination for tourists who want to experience the island's breathtaking, idyllic beaches and crystal-clear waters. One of the most popular activities for visitors to engage in is snorkeling, which allows them to explore the diverse marine life inhabiting the island's reefs. However, finding the best snorkeling spots can be challenging, especially for first-time visitors.
This is where Mark Morrison saw an opportunity and created the Maui Snorkeling Guide. With this handy tool, tourists can easily discover the best snorkeling spots on the island, saving them time and effort and allowing them to make the most of their Maui vacation. Let’s take a closer look at how the app works and helps tourists discover the best snorkeling spots, and what features make it stand out from the crowd!
Being a resident of Maui himself, Mark wanted to create a one-stop solution for tourists and locals to access the most underrated snorkeling spots around the islands at their fingertips. This Maui snorkeling guide application can help by providing tourists with detailed information about the best snorkeling spots on the island, including location, difficulty level, and what type of marine life they can expect to see. This can save tourists tons of time and effort, allowing them to focus on enjoying their snorkeling experience, rather than trying to find a good spot.
Mark Morrison further explains the idea behind the app’s creation, “Aloha! My name is Mark Morrison and I am the co-creator of the travel app Maui Snorkeling Guide. I live on the island of Maui, and living here, I find myself doing a lot of water activities like surfing, wing, foiling, and especially snorkeling. And Maui is a beautiful place to be snorkeling. They have 20-plus beaches and snorkeling sites, but trying to find these places is very difficult. I found many of the tourists asking what beaches are the best beaches to go snorkeling at. And it dawned on me, there's no app for that. There are several websites but you have to click through and find them and it's just difficult. There's no one-stop shop. So that's how the idea of Maui snorkeling Guide came to fruition.”
According to Mark, the app feature that stands out the most is the visual representation of each snorkeling spot, along with aerial images that help tourists get a better idea of what to expect during their experience.
He explains, “One of the best features of our app is the pictures. We have a reef fish guide with over 30 plus fish in it and pictures of the fish. Then we also have for each snorkel destination or location, images, aerial images, and then beautiful beach shots, shots at the parking lot, and whether there are showers or restrooms. But the key is the aerial shots because you really get to look down on the reef and see where you can enter from the beach and not step on or destroy the reef.”
Maui, Hawaii is a paradise for tourists looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse themselves in the island's natural beauty. Every year, over 3 million visitors flock to Maui to enjoy its beaches, sparkling blue waters, and diverse marine life. And for many of these tourists, snorkeling is a must-do activity.
However, with so many snorkeling spots to choose from, it can be overwhelming for first-time visitors to find the perfect spot to suit their interests and skills. The target users for this application are the thousands of tourists who visit Maui every year, looking for a convenient and user-friendly way to discover the island's hidden gems!
Mark Morrison came to Crowdbotics with a vision for a guide application to help tourists discover the best snorkeling spots, and the talented team of developers at Crowdbiotics was able to pull his dream into reality. We shared Mark’s vision to help the tourist community in Maui and created an application that was up to Mark’s expectations!
Here is what Mark had to say about Crowdbotics, “We were really impressed with the final product that the Crowdbotics team got for us. It's kind of hard to imagine on paper and just through meetings how this is going to turn out. But the ease of use of this app is amazing. And so far all the reviews are five stars. Tourists are loving it and it's really taken off.”
So the next time you find yourself in Maui, Hawaii, you know the Snorkeling Guide will be there as your ultimate guide!
February 1, 2023