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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Lanai Cathedrals
Off the island of Lanai is a remarkable dive spot known as Lanai Cathedrals. Inside pockmarked lava tubes, beams of light stream in with an ethereal glow creating an underwater cathedral. This beautiful dive is one you won't soon forget. After you take in the gorgeous views, exiting the cathedral can be quite a rush. There is a fun spot where there is a lava shoot where the surge can shoot you out as you exit the cathedral called 'shot gun'. Reef sharks, turtles, and many species found only in Hawai'i live around Cathedrals I and II (First Cathedral and Second Cathedral). With a max depth of 19 metres/65 feet and reliable visibility, Lanai's Cathedrals are accessible for divers of all experience levels. The most common way to dive Lanai Cathedrals is by booking a boat trip from Maui.
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Aug 17, 2021, 4:08 AM
One of my favorite dive spots, and a really enjoyable boat ride too
Enchanting dive site with unique topography, full of arches and caves. There’s even a “lava shoot” that propels you through a cavern when the swell is right. Beyond the awesome lava formations that really make this dive special, there’s a healthy reef with plenty of fish! Definitely recommend. Not to mention the AM boat ride from Lahaina is really pleasant (~1 hour) and you often run into dolphins!
Jul 13, 2021, 10:21 PM
feels like you are in ariel's grotto. the architecture of the underwater landscape is amazing. we often see dolphins on the boat ride back also
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