Kamaole 1

Kamaole 1

Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Kamaole 1

A wide, sandy beach, with good swimming. The north end of this stretch of beach is called “Charley Young Beach.” Charley Young was a military reporter who came at the wrong time to build his house here – during WWII all these beaches were taken over and made to simulate enemy beach landings. Anyway, Charley got his land back after the war, and built his house. The Charley Young end of Kam I is more popular with locals, and since the lifeguard and more visible parking and beach access for Kam I is at the other end of the beach, Charley Young is not usually as crowded with visitors. The Charley Young parking lot is on Kaiau St., as is a public access path and stairs to that end of the beach. Parking for the rest of Kam I is at the main parking area right in front of the beach, on street, and at an overflow lot across the road. (see Google map below for all Kam parking lots.)
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Scuba Shack Maui
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Maui Dreams Dive Co.
Maui Dreams Dive Co.
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Kihei, Maui, Hawaii 96753
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Prodiver Maui
Prodiver Maui
22 Alahele Place # 4
Kihei, Maui, Hawaii 96753
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Scuba Luv Maui
Scuba Luv Maui
2960 S. Kihei Rd
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Maui Dive Shop
Maui Dive Shop
3850 Wailea Alanui Drive
Wailea, Maui, Hawaii 96753
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B & B Scuba
B & B Scuba
1280 South Kihei Road, #129
Kihei, Maui, Hawaii 96753
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NeverDry Divers
NeverDry Divers
883 Kupulau Drive
Kihei, Maui, Hawaii 96753
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Wailea Scuba, Surf & Paddle or Ultra Dive
Wailea Scuba, Surf & Paddle or Ultra Dive
4100 Wailea Alanui Drive
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Lahaina Divers, Inc.
Lahaina Divers, Inc.
143 Dickenson Street
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Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96761
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Maui Pacific Divers
Maui Pacific Divers
1885 Kaupakalua Road
Haiku, Hawaii 96708
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Cayley Larimer
Cayley Larimer
Jul 27, 2021, 10:29 PM
snorkel
Crowded beach but saw a few turtles which was cool
Roy Kawamura
Roy Kawamura
Jul 21, 2021, 11:24 PM
snorkel
We came here to snorkel, as we read that the north end of the beach was good for snorkeling. We found the snorkeling to be quite poor, with very sandy (cloudy) water, not a lot of coral or rocks to attract fish, and not surprisingly, relatively few fish. The beach itself is pretty, and if you just want a nice beach to visit, this one is probably fine. But don't waste your time with this beach as a snorkeling spot.
Emily Arnold
Emily Arnold
Jul 21, 2021, 11:24 PM
snorkel
Sand, Surf, Sun and snorkeling right off of the beach. Hard to beat. Turtles all around the point to the North provided snorkel viewing (fish too)
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