To enhance appreciation and promote understanding and stewardship of Hanauma Bay and Hawaii's marine environment through public education.
Founded in 1990, the HBEP is administered by the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program with support from the City & County of Honolulu. Since the program's inception, the HBEP has received praise and recognition from the City & County of Honolulu and the State of Hawaii and has won numerous awards for conservation, tourism, and volunteer excellence. The Hanauma Bay Volunteer Program has developed a team of highly trained volunteer docents who educate the local and visiting public about the proper use of marine resources. Our volunteer efforts help to protect Hanauma Bay and share our message of marine conservation.