Olowalu

USA, Hawaii, Maui
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beginner
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Max Depth
35.1 ft

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Olowalu

The reef at Olowalu is one of the better reefs in Hawaii. Because of the lack of divers and distance from the shore (so lack of snorkelers), the reef is very pristine. There are multiple turtle cleaning stations and dozens of turtles can be seen. The crushed coral/shell bottom, also makes for a unique dive. Besides turtles, large puffer fish can be seen here. Definitely bring a compass as the coral and channels can create a fun underwater maze. Note that Olowalu is the site of one of the few fatal shark attacks on Maui. This was in 1991, and happened to a swimmer during very murky conditions. Regardless, there are signs posted on the beach. I have dove Olowalu multiple times, and yet to see a shark. Regardless, exercise caution as tigers have been seen in the area. Olowalu (Mile Marker 14) is located right alongside Honoapiilani Highway. Park as close as possible to mile marker 14. The dive entry is exactly across from the mile marker sign. Depending upon the tides, you might be able to see the sand channel from the surface. This will be your path out to the dive. You can drop down as soon as it gets deep enough, although I recommend a long surface swim until you are about equal to the lone home to the north. Follow the sand channels between the coral formations for an excellent dive. Olowalu is also known as Mile Marker 14.
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Olowalu Tide Chart and Surf Report (Beta)

Sunday
4:28 AM / 1.060ft
Sunday
9:52 AM / 0.284ft
Sunday
5:01 PM / 1.813ft
Sunday
11:42 PM / 0.322ft
Monday
5:50 AM / 1.068ft
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