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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Nakalele Point
Level Of Skill: Advanced Divers, No Exceptions. It is NOT recommended to dive here. You could get yourself killed. Depth Of Location: 150 feet max, but you only need to dive to 80 to conserve air Transportation Needed: A car How To Get There: Drive North on Honoapiilani Hwy. 30. past Lahaina and Kapalua. It is at the 38 mile marker. Turn left at the Nakalele Point Light Station sign. Park as close to the lighthouse as your car will allow you. Walk your way in. When To Snorkel Or Dive: Summer and Autumn. To rough in winter. Also, all site are better in the morning before the wind kicks up. Where To Snorkel Or Dive: Check the map. Go along the wall till your halfway out of air and start back at a different depth for another view. What You May Find: A extremely large amount of reef fish and a beautiful, colorful reef. One of the best dives on the island. Best wall dive outside Molokini. Site Hazards: High surf in the winter, tricky entry/exit, tough walk down Site Facilities: None Notes Of Interest: Wear a wetsuit for protection from rocks. Only advanced divers.
Sep 24, 2021, 6:32 AM
tough access when I dove here in late ’80’s. Had to climb down a rope with all gear on to get in the water. Well worth the adventure, though!
Chris from Kihei
Nov 12, 2007, 12:00 AM
This site is only beaten by the back wall of Molokini, and then only when there's something big back there. The number of fish at Nakalele is breathtaking.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
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