Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Wailea-Makena

Ready to check out the best sites in Wailea-Makena for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 5 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Wailea-Makena to suit your needs.
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Palauea Beach (White Rock)

#1 - Palauea Beach (White Rock)

Maui, Hawaiian Islands

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Lesser known Palauea Beach, or White Rock in the Scuba community, is an excellent dive site. Perfect for beginners and intermediates. Closest facilities are a short drive North to Polo Beach. At the South End of Highway 31, bear right onto Wailea Iki. Continue to the T, turn left on Wailea Alanui. After 1 mile, turn right onto Kuakahi. Drive down to the T and turn left onto Makena Road. Continue for a little less than half a mile. Park on shore side of the road onto an unpaved small parking area. Basically, this is the South side of Haloa Point.
Ulua Beach

#2 - Ulua Beach

Wailea, Maui, Hawaii

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Ulua Beach is one of the beaches in the Wailea resort complex development on Maui's south shore. The sandy beach is located between two rocky points. Ulua Beach is a bit more popular than neighboring Mokapu Beach, with which it shares a parking lot. When the surf is up, it is usually a little higher here than at other beaches in this area, attracting many bodyboarders who enjoy the waves. During calm days, the snorkeling and diving here is excellent. There are many colorful corals and fish. Ulua means `adult crevalle fish in the Hawaiian language.
Middle Reef (Molokini)

#3 - Middle Reef (Molokini)

USA, Hawaii, Maui, Molokini Island

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In the middle of the bay Middle Reef is also known as Mid Reef.
Enenue Side

#4 - Enenue Side

USA, Hawaii, Maui, Molokini Island

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Slope that goes from the surface to over 100 feet, if you turn the corner, and look for the shark ledges. Northeast side of Molokini Island Enenue Side is also known as Enenui Side, Rudder Fish.
St. Anthony Wreck

#5 - St. Anthony Wreck

USA, Hawaii, Maui

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Old 50 foot fishing trawler addition to the artificial reef (tires in-bedded in concrete), thus other name "Uniroyal Reef". Dive site is do-able from shore, with scooters or fairly long surface swim, many use kayaks to get there. Bottom is about 70 feet, top of boat around 55 feet. Hull is penetrable (try not to kick up the silt), pilot house cool place to check out as well. TURTLES hang out here a lot, resting in the hull and on the pilot house roof. Tires are also a great place to see eels, red soldier fish, trumpet fish, schools of goat fish, occasional frog fish, lobster, or octopus. Dive site is do-able from shore, with scooters or fairly long surface swim, many use kayaks to get there. Keep going South on So. Kihei Road, do not vear left to go to Wailea, road dead ends, turn right at end, Park at Keawakapu Beach Parking. There is a beach shower near stairs, no fixed restroom facilities, "porta-pottys" only. Reef dive is very good here. Location to tire reef & boat is approximately a 240 degree heading from bottom of stairs, about a .4 mile swim, 70 feet depth. Couple dive boats use site as 2nd dive, call the Kihei operations to verify. St. Anthony Wreck is also known as Uniroyal Reef.