Mala Wharf

USA, Hawaii, Maui
map
Entry Map
directions
Directions
photos
Photos
Difficulty
beginner
Viz
N/A
Max Depth
65.6 ft

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Mala Wharf

The dive at Mala is one of the best shore dives on Maui. In 1992, Hurricane Iniki destroyed the pier at Mala. Since that time, the collapsed pier has become an underwater sanctuary for coral and marine life. The dive much like a wreck or cave dive in that you can dive through and under parts of the pier. Be careful as some of the "coves" are dark and there can be debris from the pier, such as concrete rebar. The light shining through the pier is magnificent, along with the marine life. Dozens of turtles, rock fish, frog fish, white tip reef sharks, and the occasional ray can all be seen here. I have never been diving here and not seen at least one white tip reef shark. Take Front Street to Ala Moana Street (just south of Lahaina Cannery Mall). You will see signs for Mala Small Boat Ramp. Turn on this street and stay to the right. Drive as close to the boat ramp as you can and park in one of the stalls. Note that the dive site and entry is to the left of the old collapsed pier. To the right is an active boat launching ramp and harbor. It is best to dive at high tide, as the entry requires walking about 50 ft on rocks/dead reef. Once you can put on your fins, do so and swim until it drops off to about 10-15 ft. The dive is all along the collapsed pier. Mala Wharf is also known as Mala Harbor.
Access
shore
boat

Mala Wharf Tide Chart and Surf Report (Beta)

Saturday
3:31 AM / 1.074ft
Saturday
9:15 AM / 0.024ft
Saturday
4:37 PM / 1.984ft
Saturday
11:06 PM / 0.411ft
Sunday
4:28 AM / 1.060ft
5
4
3
2
1
(0)
No reviews yet. Be the first!
Other Locations Nearby