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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Molokini
Molokini Crater in Maui boasts some of the most unique geological features in the world. Not only is it a marine preserve, it is also a federally owned and protected Seabird sanctuary. The two nesting birds that most frequent the area are the Wedge-Tailed Shearwater and the Bulwer’s Petrel. The visibility in this beautiful crater is often 150 feet deep and there are an estimated 250 species of fish and 38 hard coral species. The humuhumunukunukuapua’a, which is Hawai’is state fish, can often be spotted at the crater. You may even see moray eels, octopus and reef sharks. From the months of December-April our guests also frequently see majestic humpback whales on their boat ride to and from the crater. The waters surrounding the area are part of the Hawaiian Islands Humback Whale Marine Sanctuary. Considered to be an underwater paradise by many, it is no wonder that Molokini is one of the most popular dive and snorkel sites in Hawaii.
Aug 18, 2021, 7:15 PM
I snorkeled here in Fall 2020. My companions did a dive. I was able to see a lot of different types of (small) fish at the surface. but not much else. The visibility was great. My friends saw turtles on their dive at the same spot. I would say it's not worth the boat trip out to snorkel here. I had a better time snorkeling at other sites that were much closer to the beach and had more wildlife.
Jul 15, 2021, 8:59 PM
I'm not sure that this is worth it as a snorkel trip. The shallower areas where you snorkel have a lot less fish, and the better areas are too deep to see well while snorkeling. Going out on the boat is often a fun experience though, so it's worth it to go out if it's only time you'll be on a boat
Jul 15, 2021, 8:57 PM
This is definitely the main dive on maui, and it's worth it. the conditions are always perfect. 100+ foot visibility, and a ton to see. Tons of fish, sharks, etc. The only boat dive I'd rank ahead of this one is maybe Lanai Cathedrals
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